NEW PROVINCIAL SUBSIDY PROGRAMS

Manitoba Pandemic Sick Leave

  • Provides employers with up to $600 per employee for eligible sick leave.
  • Eligible sick leave would be any sick leave related to COVID-19 including testing, vaccinations and side effects, self-isolation due to COVID-19 symptoms, or care for a loved one in any of these circumstances.
  • The maximum period of eligible sick leave would be 5 days, which do not need to be taken consecutively.
  • Private-sector, non-profit and charitable employers with eligible employees are able to qualify to receive the assistance. Employers who currently provide paid sick leave to their employees would not be eligible including federal, provincial and local governments.

The program would provide support for sick leave taken between May 7, 2021 and September 25, 2021.

For more information: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/programs/pandemic-sick-leave.html

To apply online: https://forms.gov.mb.ca/manitoba-pandemic-sick-leave/

Healthy Hire Manitoba

  • Eligible employers will receive a grant equivalent to 50 per cent of wages for a maximum of 10 employees, with a maximum of $5,000 per employee. The wage support covers full pay periods for employees hired on or after June 10, 2021 with the last pay period ending October 15, 2021.  The maximum grant is $50,000.
  • Employers must declare they have supported public health protocols in the workplace, including providing new hires with public health vaccine information.
  • Eligible employees must attest that they have been vaccinated.
  • The Healthy Hire Manitoba Program is available for newly-hired employees who started working no earlier than June 10, 2021 or a rehired employee who worked for that employer in a previous year or who was laid off as a result of the public health restrictions.
  • Owners and immediate family members of the owner are not eligible for the program.

Employers must obtain and provide:

  • Declaration that they have received attestation from all employees applied for under the program. Employees will attest that they have been, intend to be or are unable to be vaccinated.
  • Declaration that they have supported public health protocols in the workplace, including providing new hires with public health vaccine information.

Employers have until September 30, 2021 to apply.

For more information: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/programs/healthy-hire-mb.html

To apply online: forms.gov.mb.ca/healthy-hire-manitoba/

Should you have any questions about these, or any of the Covid-19 relief programs available, or if you require assistance with submitting support, F.H. Black & Company is here to help.

Please contact us at 204-949-9113, and we would be happy to assist.