Alberta offers job creation incentivesBut critics challenge effectiveness, necessity of such government programsBy Sarah Dobson11/30/2015|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. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.