Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced on Thursday, June 24, 2021, that the province will be providing $30 million to employers who hire who have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Healthy Hire Manitoba Program will see up to $50,000 to cover the cost of hiring new employees who can attest they have been vaccinated or will be vaccinated. Employers will receive a grant equal to 50 per cent of wages for up to 10 employees with a maximum of $5,000 per employee.
“As we emerge from this third wave towards a post-pandemic Manitoba with fewer restrictions and more freedoms, our focus remains on getting all eligible Manitobans fully vaccinated, as quickly and safely as possible,” said Pallister. “As we continue to loosen restrictions this summer as vaccination rates increase, this new wage support will help ensure a smooth and steady reopening path and support employers as they staff up to offer Manitobans the goods and services they rely on and enjoy most.”
To qualify employers must be an active and permanent Manitoba-based business, not-for-profit or registered charity physically operating in the province. The employee must be newly hired (after June 10) or a rehired employee who worked for the employer in a previous year or was laid off as a result of public health restrictions.
“The Healthy Hire Manitoba Program will incentivize employers to safely bring more employees back to work and encourage more Manitobans to get fully vaccinated,” said Pallister.
For more information will be available at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/programs/index.html
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