SUMMER TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (STEP)
Open from January 3 - February 8, 2019

STEP grants provide eligible employers with a $7 per hour wage subsidy to hire students into summer jobs. 

Applications are done online. In January, please be sure to review the Applicant Guide at alberta.ca/step before applying.

Webinars are available for:
·          small businesses (1-49 employees);
·          non-profit organizations, public libraries;
·          municipalities, First Nations, Métis settlements;
·          school boards; and
·          publicly-funded post-secondary institutions.

Dec 20, 2018 10 AM   When it's time, join the meeting
Jan 03, 2019 10 AM   When it's time, join the meeting
Jan 04, 2019 10 AM   When it's time, join the meeting
Jan 07, 2019   2 PM When it's time , join the meeting


Visit the STEP website for information.
FREE! Meet with a small business development specialist to evaluate your business ideas and receive valuable coaching and advice

2019 Sessions
January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20

To book your confidential appointment, contact Linda @ the Town Office 780.842.3381 or receptionist@wainwright.ca
The Government of Alberta has announced funding supports to assist immigrants to start a small business in Alberta.

Please visit Business Link to find out more about the New Canadian Entrepreneur Loan where you can get up to $50,000.
PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES @
WAINWRIGHT GARRISON...
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. Click here for the list of WAINWRIGHT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES.
WCB CHANGES
CANADA-ALBERTA JOB GRANT
WCB Changes were made in September.

For more information or to register to attend a rural seminar in Lloydminster on May 2nd go to WCB Webinars
Plea se note this program is continuous intake.
   
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant can help fund training for your new or current employees. 

For more information go to CAJG  
ALBERTA GOVERNMENT STATISTICS, PUBLICATIONS AND HIGHLIGHTS
The unemployment rate for November in the area is 6.9%. For more details visit Monthly Labour Force Statistics .

The next Labour Force Survey release date is Jan 4, 2019.