MB, partners launch Retrain Manitoba to support skills training, retraining

November 10, 2021
The Government of Manitoba has partnered with Economic Development Winnipeg and the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce to launch a new $12.5M workforce skills development grant program called Retrain Manitoba. Retrain Manitoba will allow employers to apply for a reimbursement on training costs of up to $2.5K per employee. The program will cover industry-recognized training courses from MB and other locations that are provided by third-party organizations. “The economic disruptions businesses have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic will have lasting effects on the local, national and global economies,” said Manitoba Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration Minister Wayne Ewasko. “This investment will go a long way to helping businesses support employees who are looking to expand their skills so they can diversify and grow our economy.” MB (MB)