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Saskatchewan COVID-19 business training subsidy extended

Saskatchewan businesses needing a hand with costs surrounding COVID-19 training will still be able to take in a government program.

The Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy has been extended again, now from December 31, 2020, to March 31, 2021. Originally launched on June 18th last year, the program provides 100 per cent of a business’ costs, up to $10,000, that they put towards training staff around COVID-19 guidelines.

After applying for the RSTS, businesses must start training within four months of the application date, and it must be finished within four months after that.

“This program has been another important tool to support Saskatchewan businesses as they work through the global COVID-19 pandemic,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said in a statement. “With significant uptake to this point, we want to extend the deadline to give more businesses the opportunity to access this program as we continue with our economic recovery efforts.”

So far, the government says, 600 applications have been given the green light, with $2.5 million given out. People can find application details on the Government of Saskatchewan’s website.

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