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Effective Friday, November 27th:

  • New guidance for performance and gaming venues, indoor public events, licensed establishments
  • Restrictions on team/group sports
  • Mandatory masking expansion

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Abattoir Assurance Rebate

The Abattoir Assurance Rebate provides funding to abattoirs to improve biosecurity and animal welfare.


The maximum rebate available is $15,000 per facility. This maximum includes assessments and equipment purchases.

Humane Handling and Stunning Assessment:

  • Funded at 75 per cent to a maximum of $1,500 per assessment.
  • Assessments must be completed by an approved assessor. Contact Programs Branch for a list of qualified assessors.

Biosecurity Assessment:

  • Funded at 75 per cent to a maximum of $1,500 per assessment.
  • Assessments must be completed by a licensed veterinarian in Saskatchewan.

Equipment Rebate:

  • Funded at 50 per cent to a maximum rebate of $15,000 per facility, including any funding for assessments.
  • Equipment rebate only applies to equipment identified in the assessment. Previous assessments will be considered on a case by case basis.

1. Eligibility

Facilities must be:

An existing, operational abattoir located in Saskatchewan;

  • Licensed, certified, registered or inspected through the Ministry of Agriculture's Domestic Meat Inspection Program, the Ministry of Health's Public Health System or the Canadian Food Inspection Agency; and
  • Have and maintain current licensing, certification, registration and/or inspection at the time of the program claim.

Eligible activities or items include:

  • Assessment fees for biosecurity or humane handling assessment; and
  • Equipment identified as required in the assessment.

2. Ineligible Expenses

Ineligible expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Taxes, financing fees, interest or legal fees;
  • Applicant/employee labour and installation costs, corporate administration costs; and
  • Plumbing and electrical contracting services.

3. Deadlines

Applications will be provided to eligible applicants directly. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

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