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Small Business Minimum Wage Adjustment Program │ Government of Manitoba:


Wage increase to $13.50 per hour.


The Small Business Minimum Wage Adjustment Program provides support to small businesses to help offset the impact of the minimum wage increase on October 1, 2022 from $11.95 per hour to $13.50 per hour.

Eligible Applicants

The program is open to all private sector, non-profit and charitable employers who are operating in the province of Manitoba and meet all of the following criteria:

  • Employers must possess an active and valid Business Number, business bank account, and email address.
  • Employers must be registered, and in good standing with the Companies Office (not required for sole proprietors).
  • Have up to 20 employees that work and are located in Manitoba.
  • As of September 30, 2022, an employee was paid between $11.95 and $13.49 per hour.
  • As of October 1, 2022, the same employee is being paid at least $13.50 per hour.

Eligible Expenses

  • Eligible employers can claim the wage subsidy of up to 50 cents per hour for each employee, whose wage was less than $13.50 per hour on September 30, 2022 and who is paid at least $13.50 per hour as of October 1, 2022.
  • Amount of subsidy (to a maximum of 50 cents per hour) is prorated and dependant on the employee’s hourly rate on September 30, 2022.
  • Subsidy is paid up to a maximum of 80 hours per employee per two-week pay period cycle. Overtime is not eligible.
  • Eligible employers will submit an online form after each two-week pay period cycle for each employee.
  • Employers will be required to provide pay advice to support their submission.
  • Submissions will be validated with supporting documents provided by the employer.
  • Once validated, eligible employers will receive the subsidy by direct deposit.
  • Support is available for six months – from October 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

Deadline Date



Contact Name: Government of Manitoba

Phone Number: 204-945-3744 or 1-866-626-4862 (Toll Free)

E-mail Address:


Industry: Employment, Location: Manitoba ,
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