Through increased wage subsidies, private sector employers will be eligible to receive a wage subsidy reimbursement of up to 75 percent of the actual hourly wage (up to a maximum subsidy of $12.50 per hour).
The deadline to apply for these programs is May 11, 2021.
Revenu Québec will not impose any penalties or interest on citizens who file their income tax return or who pay their tax balance after the legal deadline of April 30, 2021, but no later than May 31, 2021.
This new flexibility measure aims to simplify life for Quebecers who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
Interest will be charged on the unpaid tax balance after May 31, 2021, except for citizens eligible for the one-year interest leave because they received financial support related to COVID-19.
The provincial government is investing nearly $400,000 in a skills training project to prepare 24 newcomers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for careers in the trucking industry.
The sector is expected to see 25,000 vacancies across Canada by 2023.
At no cost, participants will obtain their AZ drivers licence, which is required to become a commercial truck driver in Ontario. The program also provides language training and interview assistance, a paid job placement for each participant, and funds to cover expenses such as travel costs or childcare.
The provincial government announced an additional $2 million to expand the Dine-in Restaurant Relief Program.
The program helps offset costs related to delivery services, whether a restaurant provides its own delivery service or uses a third-party delivery company.
Restaurants in rural Manitoba and catering businesses that did not have established delivery models or that experienced significant revenue declines will be able to apply for a financial rebate based on their decline in revenue compared to pre-pandemic sales.
The provincial government is providing more than $280,000 to Vancouver’s Multi-Lingual Orientation Service Association for Immigrant Communities (MOSAIC) to deliver its Fast Track to Infrastructure Construction Trades project.
Up to 30 eligible British Columbians, over two intakes, will get skills training to prepare them for jobs as construction craft workers and labourers in the Lower Mainland.
This is a new Community and Employer Partnerships (CEP) project from the Government of British Columbia. The priority for recruitment is intended for immigrants, youth, women and individuals laid off as a result of COVID-19.