What HR needs to know about Manitoba's throne speech

Minimum wage hike, youth work experience, pensions for child-care workers and more rural apprenticeships among speech's promises
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 02/01/2011

Manitoba is focusing on creating a skilled and dynamic workforce and preserving and building on services such as health care, education and training, according to the province's throne speech.

The speech, read by Lt.-Gov. Philip Lee, focussed on innovation, trade, education, health care, security, quality of life, green initiatives and rural communities.  

The province will eliminate the small business tax on Dec. 1; expand the Manitoba Innovation Council; provide small business incentives for women and young people; promote trade with Brazil, Russia, India and China; create a Manitoba Youth Corps to provide mentoring opportunities and work experience for young people; and create a new pension plan for child-care workers to be implemented Dec. 1.