The Manitoba government is promising wage subsidies for businesses that hire students this summer.
Premier Brian Pallister says the government will pay half of eligible wages – up to $7 an hour – to a maximum of $5,000 per student between 15 and 29 years old.
Each employer can get the subsidy for a maximum of five students, and the money is to be paid out after summer ends.
Pallister says the subsidy should help businesses hurt by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says the support is welcome, especially for some small businesses that have not benefited so far from federal relief programs.
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