Pallister Expands Wage Subsidy

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – Premier Brian Pallister is expanding its government’s Back to Work Wage Subsidy Program.

“The subsidy is benefiting hundreds of Manitoba businesses that are bringing back employees who were laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic and hiring more staff to boost their operations and provide valued services to Manitobans,” said Pallister.

Through the initiative, private-sector and non-profit employers can receive as much as $100,000 to subsidize 20 employees (up to $5,000 per employee) hired since July 16th.

The province is extending the program by two months until December 31st and employers can now rehire students previously hired through the Manitoba Summer Student Recovery Jobs Program, Canada Summer Job Program and Green Team Program. New start-up companies are also eligible, providing they have a business number.