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WAINWRIGHT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES VIA MERX.COM AND BUYANDSELL.GC.CA
In order to assist local business in gaining information on business opportunities at Wainwright Garrison and other local areas, the Wainwright Economic Development Office will periodically send out business opportunities featured on merx.com and buyandsell.gc.ca that pertain particularly to Wainwright and area. These are systems used by the Government for procurement of goods and services over $25,000.00.
CANADA-ALBERTA JOB GRANT
Train the workers you need - training assistance is available. Apply now at albertacanada.com

  1. Get reimbursed two-thrids of the cost of training existing employees, up to $10,000 per trainee.
  2. Full training reimbursement for unemployed trainees, up to $15,000 per trainee.
  3. Sole proprietors can now apply to train their employees.
  4. Travel Assistance may be available.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS WEBINAR
Learn the new rules - pre-recordings for the Changes to the Employment Standards can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/NY3oOAfyea8

For a complete list of changes, go to alberta.ca/employment-standards-changes
SAVE THE DATE: LUNCH & LEARN
Save the date for our Lunch & Learn occurring on January 23, 2018 from 11:30am – 1pm at the Wainwright Communiplex. Presentations by: Alberta Innovates, Alberta Labour, Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development, Regional Business Accelerator and Battle River Alliance for Economic Development. Chamber AGM to follow. Cost $15

Contact the Town or Chamber to register.
Town: 780.842.3381 or receptionist@wainwright.ca
Chamber: 780.842.4910 or exec@wdchamber.com
ALBERTA GOVERNMENT STATISTICS, PUBLICATIONS AND HIGHLIGHTS
The current unemployment rate for November in the area is 7%. For more details visit 2017 Monthly Labour Force Statistics .
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT FUND
The Town of Wainwright offers funding to community groups or organizations providing an event or activity that will encourage positive economic activity in the community.

Grants and sponsorships are awarded based on applications and requests submitted which meet the criteria of promoting local economic activity. The fund is in place for events/activities that will bring economic development opportunities from outside the Town and M.D. boundaries into Wainwright and for the initial start-up of events/activities doing the same. It can also support community organizations providing benefits for Wainwright and area residents. Events that receive funding from other Town Departments may not be considered for this funding. Please note that groups or organizations may only be eligible for funding once per year and established/proven events/activities may qualify for reduced funding.

Please note that funding is limited so please get your applications in early. Funding is dispersed on a first come first serve basis. 

You must apply prior to your event. Funds will not be dispersed until your event is complete and a summary report is provided. Please complete the Application Form or contact Carley Herbert, Economic Development Officer at 780.842.3381 or cherbert@wainwright.ca if you require any further information or have any questions.