As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, we have set up this page to ensure you have quick access to the necessary updates and information, to help you and your businesses navigate this tumultuous time. We encourage you to check back frequently for updates.
Last Updated Thursday, August 6, 2020.
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
On July 29th, 2020, the House of Commons passed Bill C-20, which includes an extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and a suite of changes to broaden access to the program for more businesses impacted by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes, originally announced July 17, by the federal Minister of Finance, are intended to support more businesses as they reopen and scale up operations and help transition workers back to the economy as it too gradually reopens. The program details will be in effect until November 21, 2020, with the whole program extended to December 19, 2020.
In addition to the extension, the federal government has made the following changes to the program:
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses
Learn more about the CECRA here.
Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)
Regional Recovery and Relief Fund
Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers (TWS)
Canada’s Big Six Banks Cut Credit Card Interest Rates
RBC Monthly Housing Report
Updates from the Bank of Canada
Updates from CMHC
Updates from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA)
Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan
Building a Strong Saskatchewan
Emergency Support Program For Saskatchewan Small Businesses
Updates on PST
Government of Saskatchewan: Supports for Businesses during COVID-19
New Rules Surrounding Execution of Documents via Electronic Means
“Allowable Services” (a.k.a Essential Services)
SCSA Standardized Safety Protocol Manual
Building Permits and Inspections
Updates from Economic Development Regina
Buying a New Home in Times of Concern
SCSA Virtual Town Hall Webinar