The Saskatchewan Government has re-extended the Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy for another two months.

The RSTS provides funding so that businesses can train employees to align with COVID-19 safety protocols under the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, and help them adjust to the impacts the pandemic has brought into the workplace. It covers 100 per cent of these costs for private-sector employers, up to a maximum of $10,000.

Now, businesses will be able to take advantage of the program until June 31st, 2021. From the launch of the program in June 2020 until March 2021, it has provided over 1,000 applicants and distributed over $4 million in funding, the Government says.

Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison says they’ve seen significant uptake for the RSTS, and by keeping it open, more businesses have a means of support as they work through work the pandemic and economic recovery.

Employers can visit the Government of Saskatchewan’s website for next steps should they wish to apply for the RSTS.