COVID-19

 
Please check the links below for information about Canadian and Saskatchewan government support for business, community resources, and health updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
 

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Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan
The plan consists of five phases. The timing and order of the businesses/workplaces included in each phase is subject to change throughout the process based on a continuous assessment of transmission patterns and other factors.
 
 
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Cases and Risk of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan
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COVID-19 and mental health:
An article about gaurding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
 
Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
 
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Government extends the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) helps businesses keep employees on the payroll and encourages employers to re-hire workers previously laid off, and better positions businesses to bounce back following the crisis. (updated May 15)

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Canada’s Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

If you have stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support.

CERB has been extended from 16 to 24 weeks for workers who:

  • stopped working due to COVID-19 or
  • are eligible for Employment Insurance regular or sickness benefits or
  • have exhausted their Employment Insurance regular benefits or Employment Insurance fishing benefits between December 29, 2019 and October 3, 2020.
 
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Support for students: Canada Emergency Student Benefit
CESB provides support to eligible students who do not qualify for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or Employment Insurance (EI). 

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COVID-19: Information for small businesses

The Government of Saskatchewan has launched the Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment, which provides financial assistance to small businesses that have been ordered to temporarily close or significantly curtail operations during this pandemic.
 
 
 
Government of Saskatchewan support for Saskatchewan businesses and workers.
  • Provincial Sales Tax relief from penalty and interest charges
  • Crown utilities bill-deferral programs
  • Self-Isolation Support Program

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COVID-19 Information for Producers and Agribusiness

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Government of Canada resources for Canadian businesses
On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to help stabilize the economy. These measures will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses.

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Additional federal support for businesses and their employees:
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Assistance for tourism operators, small businesses or organizations
Tourism operators, small businesses or other organizations affected by COVID-19 who need assistance, the regional development agencies (RDAs) such as Western Economic Diversification Canada, could assist you with access to federal funding and services.
 
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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada updates
AAFC is closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and its effect on the Canadian agricultural industry.
 
 
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Supplying goods and services in support of Canada's response to COVID-19

The call to suppliers is now closed. Goods and services for COVID-19 requirements will be procured through tender opportunities posted on Buyandsell.gc.ca.
 
 
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Applications for medical devices under the Interim Order for use in relation to COVID-19: Guidance document

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Canadian manufacturers needed to help combat COVID-19 

If you are a Canadian manufacturer or business that can assist Canada in meeting the need for medical supplies, your help is needed.

If you:

  • manufacture in Canada and/or have ready access to necessary inputs through your supply chain.
  • have equipment or facilities that can be rapidly re-tooled to meet medical needs, including for personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, masks and surgical gowns; sanitizers; wipes; ventilators; and other medical equipment and supplies.
  • have skilled workers who are able to respond and who could be available for work in the current circumstances.

Please follow the link below to learn more about how you can help.

 
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The National Research Council COVID-19 response
The NRC is working with its partners to help find solutions to COVID-19
 
 
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Saskatchewan community resources
 
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Health information