Alberta offers job creation incentives

But critics challenge effectiveness, necessity of such government programs
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/27/2015

No doubt, Alberta is facing harsh times. In a bid to lighten the blow, the provincial government is launching a Job Creation Incentive Program in 2016 to support workers and employers during the economic downturn.

The program is meant to encourage hiring by providing grants to employers for creating new positions. Grants will be worth up to $5,000 for each new job and employers will be eligible for up to $500,000 in total support — the equivalent of 100 new full-time jobs. Grants will be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis.