Starting June 3, 2022, the third intake of the Alberta Jobs Now program, provides private and non-profit businesses with job supports to get thousands of Albertans back to work. Employers can apply for Jobs Now funding to offset the cost of hiring and training Albertans in new or vacant positions. Additional funding is available for hiring persons with disabilities and those who have been unemployed for at least 27 consecutive weeks. Employers can apply for up to 10 new hires for positions starting after December 17, 2021, and intake will be open until all funding (approximately $9 million) is allocated.
The Jobs Now program can cover 25% of an employees salary, up to $25,000, and 37.5% of the salary up to 35,000 for employees with disabilities.