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Manitoba offers small business subsidy of 50 cents an hour as minimum wage rises

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October 19, 2022
By Talent Canada

Manitoba is offering small business owners a wage subsidy to offset the increase in the minimum wage.

“Manitoba small businesses are the backbone of our economy, the creators of jobs and prosperity for so many Manitobans, and we are committed to supporting them through challenging times to ensure they can continue to employ Manitobans and offer the services Manitobans reply on,” said Economic Development, Investment and Trade Minister Cliff Cullen.

“When we announced the provincial hourly minimum wage increase to help make life more affordable for Manitobans, we immediately started consulting the labour and business communities to develop a support plan to help address higher payroll costs.”

Small businesses with up to 20 employees including those in private, non-profit and charitable sectors, are eligible to receive a prorated wage subsidy of up to 50 cents per hour for the six-month period from Oct. 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023 for each employee earning the new minimum wage of $13.50 per hour for up to 40 hours per week.


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