MAKING LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE FOR SASKATCHEWAN PEOPLE IN 2021

A series of new and returning provincial income tax credits and other tax-reduction initiatives will help make life more affordable for Saskatchewan people in the new year. All Saskatchewan income tax brackets and tax credit amounts will once again be indexed in 2021, saving the province’s taxpayers an estimated $15 million.  The level of indexation […]

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR STRONG RECOVERY ADAPTATION REBATE

Following the December 7, 2020 introduction of the Strong Recovery Adaptation Rebate (SRAR), the Government of Saskatchewan announced today that applications for the program are now open and will be accepted through to March 31, 2021. “Small businesses are critical to our economy in Saskatchewan,” Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  “While many […]

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IMMUNIZATION OF 1,950 HEALTH CARE WORKERS BEGINS

The first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Saskatchewan.  Immunization of 1,950 health care workers is beginning today at Regina General Hospital at 6 p.m., as part of a pilot to test the delivery and storage processes for the Pfizer vaccine. This is the first step of the government’s phased approach to delivering […]

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COVID-19 UPDATE: NEW MEASURES TO FURTHER REDUCE TRANSMISSION RISK

While Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 case trends are relatively stable, case rates continue to create significant, on-going community transmission and increasing pressure on health care services.   Additional public health measures are being introduced based on the transmission patterns observed in Saskatchewan. “Re-open Saskatchewan guidelines have been effective at reducing transmission in those settings where we have […]

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SAFE SCHOOLS PLAN: MORE THAN $37 MILLION ALLOCATED TO SCHOOL DIVISIONS IN SECOND ROUND OF FUNDING

Today, the Government of Saskatchewan is announcing $37.5 million in approved funding for classrooms for emergent, one-time expenses associated with keeping staff and students safe in schools.  This is in addition to the $51 million in funding that was announced in September.  This funding is from the more than $150 million in the COVID contingency […]

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SASKATCHEWAN RELEASES COVID-19 VACCINE DELIVERY PLAN

Saskatchewan has developed a COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Plan, and will be ready to administer the vaccine when the first shipment is received.  Saskatchewan is working closely with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) which negotiates and procures vaccines directly with manufacturers on behalf of provinces and territories. The Vaccine Delivery Plan outlines Saskatchewan’s phased […]

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LOWER TAXES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES WILL HELP ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Legislation to reduce the tax rate for Saskatchewan small businesses over the next three years was introduced today, fulfilling another major commitment made by the government in the recent election campaign. “Saskatchewan’s small businesses and their employees have been hard hit by the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic,” Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Donna […]

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SASKATCHEWAN INTRODUCES STRONG RECOVERY ADAPTATION REBATE

Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced the new Strong Recovery Adaptation Rebate (SRAR), which will assist businesses as they adapt their business models to address the challenges caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.    “Our government continues to stand with our small business community as we work toward economic recovery, and this program is one […]

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NEW TAX CREDIT MAKES HOME RENOVATIONS MORE AFFORDABLE

Legislation for the new Saskatchewan Home Renovation Tax Credit was introduced today, fulfilling the government’s first commitment in the recent election campaign. “This new tax credit will make the cost of home renovations more affordable and will help drive Saskatchewan’s economic recovery,” Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Donna Harpauer said.  “It’s part of our government’s […]

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SASKATCHEWAN SMALL BUSINESSES EMERGENCY PAYMENT PROGRAM RENEWED

Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced the Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment (SSBEP) program is being renewed for the period of December 1 to December 31.  Through this program, small businesses closed or significantly curtailed due to a public health order will be eligible for provincial support. “Our government recognizes that small businesses are the […]

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