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Job Loss Mitigation Programming and Support

Employment and Social Development Canada
($9.5 million over four years)

In order to help employers avoid layoffs and retain skilled workers, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) supports a Work-Sharing program designed to help employers and employees when there is a temporary reduction in the level of business activity.

This is not a wage subsidy program, but an existing program supplementing the income of Employment Insurance eligible workers who work temporarily reduced hours; it is a temporary measure to extend the maximum duration of Work-Sharing agreements from 38 to 76 weeks to reduce layoffs and retain skilled workers. These measures were also implemented during the oil and gas sector challenges in 2016.

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