Tag: Program

UCP, parties applying for federal wage subsidy program

The United Conservative Party, as well as four federal parties, have announced that they are receiving the federal wage subsidy or intend to apply for it. According to the UCP, it is applying for the program to cover employees’ salaries as donations to the party have dwindled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we had…

WestJet to use federal wage subsidy program to avoid pilot layoffs

CALGARY – WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it will be able to save more than 1,000 pilot jobs by using the federal wage subsidy program. The Calgary-based company said that pilots at WestJet, WestJet Encore and Swoop who were to be laid off either May 1 or June 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic will remain…

NHL notches an assist with free Future Goals online learning program for kids

The NHL and its players association have opened their online Future Goals Hockey Scholar program to parents and teachers for free, hoping to help kids learn during the pandemic. With school-aged children essentially house-bound, parents face unprecedented challenges when it comes to providing enough physical and educational stimulation while observing social distancing rules. Future Goals…