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Manitoba Government Enhances Back to Work Wage Subsidy Program

To meet additional demand and support employers to hire and bring back more staff, we are doubling the number of employees eligible for a wage subsidy, Premier Brian Pallister announced yesterday.

The program will reimburse 50 per cent of wage costs (up to $5,000) per employee hired or re-hired between July 16 and Oct. 31, 2020. The enhanced program will now allow businesses, not-for-profit organizations or charities to receive a subsidy for another 10 full or part-time employees, in addition to the current total of 10. By doubling the amount of subsidized employees to 20, the maximum level of financial support available to employers increases from $50,000 to $100,000.