Manitoba is adjusting the Small Enterprise Minimal Wage Program to streamline the applying course of and allow small companies to obtain assist as one-time funding, Financial Improvement, Funding and Commerce Minister Jeff Wharton introduced Wednesday.
This system is open to all personal sector, non-profit and charitable employers who’re working in Manitoba and meet particular standards.
“Small companies contribute to the provincial financial system by offering employment alternatives and serving to to develop native workforces,” Wharton stated.
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“As our authorities continues to take essential steps to assist Manitobans make ends meet, it acknowledges the significance of supporting small companies to allow them to proceed to develop and thrive, for the good thing about all.”
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Eligible small companies can now apply on-line to obtain a one-time fee of $520 per eligible worker to a most of $10,400.
Small companies that make use of minimal wage seasonal workers, resembling summer season workers, are additionally now eligible to use and obtain the one-time fee, the minister stated.
This system helps small companies to assist offset the impression of the minimal wage improve on Oct. 1, 2022, to $13.50 per hour from $11.95 per hour.
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