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Alberta Labour Worforce Initiatives has some new updates:

Canada Alberta Job Grant Program

Canada Alberta Job Grant program has reduced the hours necessary for training to 21 hours.

You are able to bundle short courses together and for full details on the program, check out the website at http://www.albertacanada.com/opportunity/employers/jobgrant.aspx

We are in a new budget year with over $20 million available for employers in Alberta.

Federal Work Sharing Program

The Federal work sharing program is designed to ease the pressure of lay-offs.

Work-Sharing is a threeparty agreement involving employers, employees and Service Canada. Employees on a Work-Sharing agreement must agree to a reduced schedule of work and to share the available work over a specified period of time.

Here is the link to the Applicant Guide for the Work-Sharing program: www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/work_sharing/ws_applicantguide.pdf

Help for Albertans Affected by Lay-offs

Please see the attached “Help for Albertans affected by lay-offs” resource pamphlet. Contact information, programs and services are outlined and you are welcome to forward this information to anyone you know of who is affected by lay-offs.

For more information, please contact the Workforce Initiatives Branch, Ministry of Labor, Alberta Government.   Box25, 4701 - 52 Street, Vermilion AB, T9X 1J9

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Viking Election

voteViking Election Results

October 16, 2017

Viking Mayor:

Vote Results:
Cindy Lefsrud - 161
Jason Ritchie - 225    - Elected

Councillors - All positions acclaimed

Judy Acres - Councillor
Dana Ewashko - Councillor
Maynard Huibers - Councillor
Rod Hunter - Councillor
Clinton Nearing - Councillor
Laurel Weisgerber - Councillor