The province is now accepting applications for the Healthy Hire Manitoba Program - a wage support program designed to get Manitobans vaccinated and back to work. The program was first announced in late June and intends to help private-sector businesses reopen while encouraging employees to get fully vaccinated. The goal of this program is to benefit employers, employees and Manitobans alike.
Employers can apply for up to $50,000 in provincial support through the program. The funding subsidies 50 per cent of wages for up to 10 new or re-hired employees – with a maximum of $5,000 per employee.
Employers also need to declare they’ve supported public health protocols in the workplace. Employees must have been hired on or after June 10, and need to attest they are fully vaccinated or have plans to do so. Manitobans who show they’re unable to be vaccinated are also included in the Healthy Hire program.
The wage assistance covers full pay periods until October 15, 2021.
We will be working with our customers, who we have supported in other programs, to access program funds. For everyone else, contact us, we are happy to assess you in accessing funds.
Greg Libbrecht and the team at Platinum Business Services