March 22, 2023
New Wage Subsidy Program = More Rural Employment Opportunities
The Rural Enhancement Employment Program, previously known as the Rural Jobs Initiative, will provide employers with wage subsidies to train and mentor new employees. Effective April 1, 2023, the updated program criteria includes:
- 50 per cent wage subsidies to private sector employers;
- 75 per cent wage subsidies to not-for-profit organizations;
- subsidy rate coverage up to $18 per hour (increased from $15.60 per hour);
- subsidies for up to 20 weeks; and,
- Applicants will be limited to one subsidy per year.
Contact the Community Development Officer at your local Rural Action Centre for an application. Applications will be accepted beginning April 1, 2023.
Community Revitalization Program
The Community Revitalization Program makes strategic investments in infrastructure that is important for rural culture, society, and economic development. Applications for 2023/24 will be accepted beginning April 1, 2023.
Eligible applicants include:
- Incorporated non-profit organizations which have a mandate for community and/or economic development
- Non-profit cooperatives that do not share dividends
- Municipal governments
- Band councils (or their development agency)
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is hosting information sessions to help guide employers through the process. Register HERE and get ready to put your questions to the experts.
March 29 -Information on Francophone Mobility and opportunities for additional points through Express Entry.
April 5 – Learn about Express Entry, the Atlantic Immigration Program, and the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program
Upcoming Training Sessions at Rural Action Centres
- April 27 – Red Cross Emergency First Aid CPR/AED
- April 5 – Employment Standards Information Sessions
- April 18 – Emergency First Aid CPR/AED
- April 18 – Francophone Business Women’s Tour
Contact the Client Information Officer in your local centre if we can be of assistance.
Emma Gamble, Montague | firstname.lastname@example.org | 902-838-4030
Barb MacDonald, Alberton | email@example.com | 902-853-3616
Josée Ouellette, Wellington | firstname.lastname@example.org | 902-854-3439
Rural Action Centres | Toll free | 1-855-297-9898
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