By The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is rolling out a program to get people back to work that motivates employers to hire staff who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
The $30-million Healthy Hire program will provide businesses with a grant equivalent to 50 per cent of wages for up to 10 employees, with a maximum of $5,000 per person.
To get the subsidy, employees must be fully vaccinated or show that is their intention if they are still waiting for a dose.
Premier Brian Pallister says it’s a way for Manitobans to get their lives back and see their neighbours working again.
The subsidy will be available for anyone hired between June 10 and Oct. 15.
Employers that are already participating in other government programs may still receive the funding.