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The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) has created the Labour Market Recovery Wage Grant to support NWT employers in response to the pandemic. This grant is meant to address the unique and significant impact of the recent COVID-19 restrictions and containment orders on the NWT economy and labour market. 

The Wage Grant is intended for employers who have been impacted by restrictions on gathering sizes under a public health order issued after August 1, 2021. It will support employers to retain or bring staff back into the workplace in an environment where the employer has lost revenue.

Non-essential businesses can apply for a Wage Grant of maximum $2,000 per employee, to a maximum of $10,000 per employer. Employers, organizations and community partners can get more information and apply for funding by contacting their local ECE Service Centre. Applications will be processed in the order of receipt and this initiative will remain in effect until March 31, 2022 or until the allocated funding is spent.

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