MB launched $120M wage subsidy program to create jobs for high school, postsecondary students

April 28, 2020

The Government of Manitoba has launched the Summer Student Recovery Plan, a $120M wage subsidy initiative that will support high school and postsecondary students employed in the private and non-profit sectors. The program will be open to Manitoba students aged 15-29 from May 1 through September 4th. Employers will have access a $7 per hour wage subsidy, up to a maximum of $5,000 per student, and can hire up to five students. “The new wage subsidy program will support our students and connect them to summer jobs that help pay for their studies and also provide the opportunity to gain valuable work experience,” said MB Premier Brian Pallister. MB (MB)