Updates for the week of January 4, 2021
Newfoundland and Labrador:
- Applications for the Tourism and Hospitality Support Program will be accepted until January 29, 2021.
- The program allows eligible tourism operators to apply for a one-time, non-repayable contribution of either $5,000 or $10,000, depending on gross sales.
- Learn more about the Tourism and Hospitality Support Program.
Prince Edward Island:
- Islanders seeking a career in correctional services will soon be able to take an accelerated, subsidized training program at the Atlantic Police Academy.
- The province will subsidize a dozen students through the Canada-PEI Labour Market Development Agreement and Workforce Development Agreement.
- Participants will take part in 15 weeks of course work and seven weeks of on the job training. Upon completion, students will be eligible for employment at one of the Island correctional centres.
- Click here for an application form.
- The provincial government announced a voluntary scholarship program to encourage nursing sciences students to suspend their studies so they can help the health care system during COVID-19.
- The scholarship pays $13,500 for students who are registered full-time and $6,750 for those registered part-time.
- Students will have to commit to working full-time in a public or private institution in the health and social services network between January 17 and May 8, 2021.
- Read the official release to learn more.
- The provincial government is providing $5.3 million through the federal Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund to help small and medium sized forest sector businesses offset the cost of COVID-19 safety measures.
- The funding will be used for initiatives such as setting up sanitizing stations, providing enhanced cleaning, additional worker training, measures to increase physical distancing, and to purchase personal protective equipment.
- Learn more about the Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund.
- The provincial government is supporting home-based food businesses by providing a guide on how to start a home-based food business, including an overview of public health requirements that need to be followed as a food operator.
- The government has also made regulatory changes to allow more flexibility to sell low-risk, home-prepared foods.
- Click here to access the guide.
- The provincial government extended the application deadline for the Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS) until March 31, 2021.
- The program operates as a temporary training subsidy to assist businesses with financial support to train employees as they adjust to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The RSTS reimburses eligible private-sector employers 100 per cent of employee training costs, up to a maximum of $10,000 per business.
- Learn more about the Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy.
- The provincial government announced it is doubling the CleanBC Better Homes retrofit rebates for select home-heating and energy-efficiency upgrades.
- The CleanBC plan aims to reduce the environmental impact of existing buildings and to waste less energy.
- Applicants must pre-register for a promo code by March 31, 2021, and complete their upgrades by June 30, 2021.
- For more information, or to apply online, click here.