Business Corner: Alberta Jobs Now program
New program will pay up to 25% of cost of new hires to $25,000 max
Some of the program elements are:
Eligible employers are Alberta-based and can be either a non-profit, business, or sole proprietorship that has been incorporated/registered for at least one year.
Employers are hiring for new or vacant positions for at least 52 weeks.
The new employee must be unemployed at the time of hiring, and cannot be a family member (plus other restrictions).
The cost of training for the new hire can be included.
During the 52-week period the employee can change while the subsidy continues
Two payments are made (after receiving proper supporting documents) by the Alberta government:
50% of the subsidy is paid after three months
The final 50% is paid after 52 weeks of employment is completed.
Here is a link to the Program Application Guide. Contact us if you need help with this program.