Premier Brain Pallister has announced the Manitoba Job Restart Program. He explains it will provide direct payments of up to two thousand dollars to qualified Manitobans to help them safely return to work. He says in order to be eligible participants have to stop collecting the CERB, instead they will collect the Manitoba Restart benefit. He points out tens of thousands of Manitobans could benefit from this program adding it will be fully funded by the Manitoba government and it does not require any contribution from employers at all.
Applications will be available starting Friday and will be accepted until July 31st with information available at the Support for Business section of the Manitoba Government website.