Manitoba Youth Jobs Program is designed to provide a flexible wage subsidy to Manitoba employers to create sustainable long-term, seasonal and short-term employment opportunities for Manitoba youth.
The program provides wage subsidies to permanent Manitoba-based non-profit organizations and private sector employers that hire eligible employees aged 29 and younger. Employers receive a 50% wage subsidy on all eligible wages earned by eligible employees up to a maximum funding of $25,000 per employer. The wage subsidy covers full pay periods that fall between May 1 and September 5, 2021. Employers are not limited in the number of eligible employees they can claim.
The program complements other federal and provincial government programs available to Manitoba employers in 2021, including the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, Canada Summer Jobs and the Manitoba Green Team program. Employers that are participating in a different government program may receive funding to hire additional employees. Employees who had their wages subsidized by another program in 2021 during or before their participation in Manitoba Youth Jobs Program are not eligible.
Manitoba is now offering financial support for paid sick leave related to COVID-19 – up to $600 per employee for up to 5 days for COVID-19 related sick leave. This includes time off for testing, vaccinations and side-effects, self-isolation due to COVID-19 symptoms, or care of a loved one in any of these circumstances. The program will be administered by Economic Development and Jobs through an online application tool.