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A Win Win for Future Employees and Employers– The Alberta Jobs Now Grant

Are you staffing up now that we are fully open after COVID -19? If so, the Alberta Jobs Now Grant is a program you need.

The Alberta Jobs Now program covers up to 25% of the annual salary of a new hire, provided that they were previously unemployed for the past 90 days. Even if you laid them off and now want to re-hire them! Let’s get out there and find some great team members to support the growth the reopening will hopefully provide for small business!

Here is a high-level summary of the qualifications and criteria of this program as well as a link to where you can find out more include how to apply:

Is your business eligible?

To be eligible you must fit into one of the following groups:

-          Private sector business and non-profit organizations in Alberta can apply.

-          Private business/ partnership must have a valid Alberta Corporate Access Number.  Have been incorporated for more than a year.  Must be located and operational in Alberta.

-          Sole Proprietors must have a valid trade name number, have been registered in the Alberta Corporate Registry for more than a year and located and operating in Alberta. 

-          Non-profit organizations must have been registered or incorporated for more than a year.  Are located and operational in Alberta.  Must have a valid ACAN where applicable.

How do you ensure your candidate qualifies? In order to qualify your hire must meet the following criteria:

-          Your candidate must be an unemployed individual or in a part time position averaging less than 30 hours a week.

-          Your new hire must be hired on or after the program launch date.

-          Your new hire’s info must be submitted (on the job grant portal that you set up to apply for this program) within 30 days after employee’s date of hire.

-          A previous employee of yours is still eligible if they were not employed for the past 90 days.

-          Your candidate must be Alberta resident and will be working in the province.

-          Your new hire must be a Canadian citizen or obtain a PR card (permanent residence) or protected persons under the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act who is legally entitled to work in Canada.

Program deadlines:

-          The next intake Sept 16 to December 31, 2021

https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-jobs-now-program.aspx

As always we are happy to help the business community. To meet with one of our team members, please go to client resources and book an initial consult.

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