COVID 19 Information & Resources:

 Updated January 7, 2021

COVID-19 Business Support

BRT-SASK

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!

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Click here for Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce COVID Resource page

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Saskatchewan Business Supports:

Details regarding the Strong Recovery Adaptation Rebate were released December 23, 2020. Applications are being accepted for Strong Recovery Adaptation Rebate.

The link below will provide details,  and the online application.

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-for-businesses-and-workers/strong-recovery-adaptation-rebate-srar

Phase 2 – Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment (SSBEP)

The Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment (SSBEP) provides a payment to small and medium-sized businesses directly affected by provincial public health orders related to COVID-19. Payments are issued based on 15 per cent of a business's monthly sales revenue, to a maximum of $5,000. The program is open for applications at 12:00 PM on Monday, December 7, 2020.

For additional information on the program, email ssbep@gov.sk.ca or call 1-800-667-6102 or 306-787-6645 in Regina.

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-for-businesses-and-workers/saskatchewan-small-business-emergency-payment-program

 

Canada Business Supports:

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) interest-free loans

1-888-324-4201

CEBA provides interest-free, partially forgivable, loans of up to $60,000, to small businesses and not-for-profits, that have experienced diminished revenues due to COVID-19 but face ongoing non-deferrable costs, such as rent, utilities, insurance, taxes and wages. The Government of Canada has recently expanded CEBA to include an additional interest-free $20,000 loan, 50% of which would be forgivable if repaid by December 31, 2022. Business owners can apply for support until March 31, 2021 through their banks and credit unions.

 

COVID Home Office Expense form for Employees

https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/cra-arc/formspubs/pbg/t777s/t777s-20e.pdf

Declaration of Conditions of employment for working at home due to COVID (for detailed expense claims)

https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/cra-arc/formspubs/pbg/t2200s/t2200s-20e.pdf

Business Benefits Finder

https://innovation.ised-isde.canada.ca/s/?language=en_CA

This tools allows businesses to find all support programs that they will potentially qualify for based on business structure, location, size and industry.

Also attached the CEWS calculators for Periods 1-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10. It can be found here:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy/cews-calculate-subsidy-amount.html#h-3

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

1-800-959-5525

CERS provides a direct and easy-to-access rent and mortgage subsidy of up to 65% of eligible expenses to qualifying businesses, charities and non-profits. The subsidy rates are in effect until December 19, 2020. This support is available directly to tenants. Qualifying organizations that have been significantly restricted by a mandatory public health order issued by a qualifying public health authority can receive an additional 25% of rent support through the Lockdown Support. The rent subsidy and the Lockdown Support are available until June 2021.

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-rent-subsidy.html

Western Economic Diversification Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)

WD’s RRRF is available for those businesses who are not able to access loans under the Canada Emergency Business Account.

WD continues to seek new applications. WD portal is open for urban-based businesses in Regina and Saskatoon. For businesses located elsewhere in Saskatchewan, please call the nearest Community Futures office or the Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan office 1-844-900-WESK.     https://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/20059.asp

Community Futures- COVID Supports & Free Webinars

Community Futures has a comprehensive page of resources available.  https://cfsask.ca/sunrise/covid-19-resources

OTHER LINKS:

SK up-to-date information on Covid-19

 
WEBINARS:
- 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 
  
OTHER INFORMATION: