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COVID 19 Information & Resources:

September 17, 2020 update on Canada's Supports for Businesses can be read here. This update has been provided by Jeremy Patzer, MP for Cypress Hills-Grassland. This update provides links and contact information related to available programs. CEBA has been extended to October 31, 2020.  CEWS has been extended to December 19, 2020. CECRA has a deadline of September 30, 2020.  


COVID-19 Business Support


This page was created to share the latest resources available to help small businesses and employees to get through this challenging time. We will update this page regularly as more resources come online. Please check back regularly!

Click here for Business Response Team FAQ.

Click here download the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan

Supports for Individuals, Businesses and Organizations:

Support given by:  Who can benefit  Support program  Support program details
Canada Individuals Employment Insurance EI provide up to 15 weeks of income replacement.
Canada Individuals Emergency Support Benefits (CERB)  A taxable benefit of $2,000 every 4 weeks for up to 16 weeks to eligible workers who have lost their income due to COVID-19.

An online questionnaire will help direct you to the service option that best fits your situation (i.e. eligibility for Employment Insurance benefits or not).

Do not apply for the CERB if you have already applied for EI.

Canada Students Canada Student Loans  Effective April 1st. A plan to pause the repayment of Canada Student Loans and Canada Apprentice Loans until September 30, 2020 with no interest.
Canada Individuals Registered retirement Income Funds Effective April 1st. A reduction of the required withdrawals by 25% for 2020. 
Canada Business Work Sharing Program A three way agreement that can be negotiated between Service Canada, the employer and the employee to provide EI benefits to workers who agree to reduce their normal working hours. Applications take a minimum of 30 days to negotiate.
Canada  Business Temporary Wage Subsidy A three months measure that will allow eligible employers to reduce the amount of payroll deductions. The subsidy will equal to 10% of remuneration paid during that period, up to a maximum subsidy of $1,375 per employee and $25,000 per employers.
 Canada Business Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Bill C-20 implemented some changes to this program. Please read the details here. This has been extended to December 19, 2020.

Canada  Business Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Program The purpose of a program is to provide supplemental payments to EI benefits during a period of unemployment. 
 EDC, BDC  Business Business Credit Availability Program Will provide $10 billion of additional funding to Canada business including farmers. BDC
 Saskatchewan Students Student Loan Repayment Moratorium A six month relief 
 Saskatchewan Individuals  Saskatchewan Employment Supplement (SES)      Provides assistance to families with lower-incomes who have children. It is a monthly payment. 
Self-Isolation Support Program Effective April 1st. Will provide $450 per week, for a maximum of two weeks or $900. The program is targeted at  residents forced to self-isolate that are not covered by EI programs and other supports. Mostly for self-employed residents.
 Saskatchewan Business Crown Utility Interest Deferral Program The program is waving interest on late bill payments for up to 6 months. 
 Saskatchewan Business PST remittance deferral and audit suspension Businesses who are unable to remit their PST due to cash flow concerns will have relief from penalty and interest charges. 
 Saskatchewan Business Changes to employment Standard Regulations Lay-off information. More on ROE's.           
 Saskatchewan Business PST rebate on new home construction To help build a stronger province, our government will provide a PST rebate for new home construction, of up to 42 per cent of the PST paid on a new house contract up to $350,000, excluding the land, for new homes purchased after March 31, 2020, and before April 1, 2023.  This not only helps the construction industry, Saskatchewan’s homebuilders and associated trades that are important job creators, it helps families afford a newly built home.


SK up-to-date information on Covid-19

- Facebook offers $100M in cash grants and credits for up to 30,000 in Support for Small Businesses (March 23rd)
- Employment Standarts Public Emergency Provisions / March 30 April 1 / April 3 /
- EDC: Managing the impact on global supply chains / Watch
- BDC: How to cope with the Impacts of Covid-19 on your Business / Watch
- BDC: different webinars for your business / Watch