Business & Employee Programs & Resources

 

Support During COVID-19

Our team is here to guide and support you during these challenging times.

The Government of Saskatchewan’s Business Response Team is available to assist businesses 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Email: supportforbusiness@gov.sk.ca

Phone: 1-844-800-8688

Our team has been learning the ins and outs of the COVID-19 supports for small businesses. We are ready to provide you with relevant and timely information to help you navigate the current business environment. If you need support navigating the resources or any other questions, please email us at support@economicdevelopmentregina.com

 


Support for businesses

Regina Support 

Regina Economic Recovery Grant

Are you a Regina business that has struggled through the COVID-19 pandemic and associated re-launch? If so, you might be eligible to apply for the Regina Economic Recovery Grant to help you recover from COVID-19. The grant is intended to support the short-term needs and longer-term recovery efforts required for Regina businesses. Currently accepting applications for Phase 2: Matching grants of up to $25,000 for longer-term diversification initiatives that will support business sustainability.

Saskatchewan Support

Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment Program No. 2 (SSBEP 2)

Applications accepted December 7, 2020 and April 30, 2021.

Strong Recovery Adaptation Rebate (SRAR)

Applications accepted December 22, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

Saskatchewan Tourism Sector Support Program No. 2 (STSSP 2)

Applications accepted March 8 – April 30, 2021.

Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy

Applications accepted until March 31, 2021.

Federal Support

The Government of Canada has announced a number of measures to support Canadian businesses facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Complete listing of federal programs.

Other COVID-19 Resources


Support for Individuals

There are several supports available for individuals whose finances are affected by the economic downturn. This includes support to workers, parents, students and homeowners.

Saskatchewan Support

Saskatchewan Home Renovation Tax Credit

(October 1, 2020, and December 31, 2022)

Lumeca – Free virtual health consultations

 

Federal Support

Employment Insurance

Canada Recovery Benefit

Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit

Canada Caregiving Benefit

Mortgage Payment Deferral

Mental Health Supports

Living through the COVID-19 pandemic can cause anxiety and worry in all of us. Mental health supports are available to help you through this difficult time.

Crisis Services Canada

If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, the Canada Suicide Prevention Service is available 24/7 for voice and 4pm to 12am ET for text. Call 1-833-456-4566 or send a text to 45645.

HealthLine 811

Call HealthLine by dialing 811 for professional health or mental health and addictions advice, education and support.

Regina Mobile Crisis Services

Mobile Crisis Hotline – 24/7 Hours - 306-757-0127

Canadian Mental Health Association

Regina 306-535-4292

Farm Stress Line

Provides support for farmers and ranchers and is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. To get help, call 1-800-667-4442.

Mental Health Portal: Wellness Together Canada

Additional resources and support  


Contact Information

Business service providers who can provide resources and pathfinding.

Canadian Mental Health AssociationCMHA has put together some resources and suggestions to help support your mental health at this of uncertainty.  Online resources
Farm Stress LineWhether it is information, conflict or crisis, the Farm Stress Line can help, Farmers and ranchers who endure high levels of stress may find that it negatively affects their health and reduce their quality of life. Phone: 1-800-667-4442
Wellness Together Canada

NEED IMMEDIATE SUPPORT?

If you are in crisis or require support right away, contact one of the following numbers. Call 911 if you are in immediate danger or need urgent medical support.

Youth: text 'WELLNESS' to 686868

Adults: text 'WELLNESS' to 741741
Women Entrepreneurs of SKProvides business resources, loans and advisory services. For a limited period of time, you can book an appointment with a WESK advisor without a WESK membership, at no cost. 

Email: info@wesk.ca
Phone: 1-844-900-WESK

Cultivator powered by Conexus

Cultivator powered by Conexus is continually focused on helping tech companies launch, grow, and scale through programming, mentorship, and much more. Email: hello@cultivator.ca 
Regina Chamber of CommerceRegina Chamber of Commerce is working diligently to provide information about programs available to businesses during this time.

Email: info@reginachamber.com
Phone: 306-757-4658 

Sask Business Response TeamSask Business Response Team provides assistance navigating provincial and federal programs.8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday to Friday: 
Email: supportforbusiness@gov.sk.ca  Phone: 1-844-800-8688 
Canadian Federation of Independent BusinessThe Canadian Federation of Independent Business has helpline for all business owners with advice on managing COVID-19 situations in the workplace. To talk to an expert, call their support line. Phone: 1-888-234-2232
Business Credit Availability ProgramIf you are interested in exploring financing opportunities for your business through the BCAP, please contact your financial institution directly and it will contact BDC and EDC where appropriate.  BDC and EDC can also be contacted directly.

Email: info@BDC.ca
Phone: 1-877-232-2269 

Email: BCAP@EDC.ca
Phone: 1-800-229-0575 

CRAFree Liaison Officer service to owners of small businesses and self-employed individuals to help them understand tax relief measures

CRA liason - click here

Rapid Response services and the Employer Services Branch of the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training (ICT)Assistance for employers to navigate through Government of Saskatchewan and Government of Canada programs and services. Email: employerservices@gov.sk.ca 
Phone: 306-787-7428 
Government of Saskatchewan PST 

Saskatchewan businesses who are unable to remit their PST due to cashflow concerns will have three-month relief from penalty and interest charges.

Businesses that are unable to file their provincial tax return(s) by the due date may submit a request for relief from penalty and interest charges on the return(s) affected.

Email: SaskTaxInfo@gov.sk.ca 
Saskatchewan tax inquiry line 1-800-667-6102
Agriculture Knowledge CentreInformation and resources to support the agriculture industryEmail: aginfo@gov.sk.ca
Phone: 1-866-457-2377