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

The SSBEP 2 program is no longer accepting applications, as the deadline to apply was May 30, 2021. The final eligibility period was April 1-30, 2021. At this time, an extension of the program for a May eligibility period is not expected.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact ssbep@gov.sk.ca.

The Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment (SSBEP) – Phase 2 provided financial assistance to eligible small businesses in Saskatchewan that had been ordered to temporarily close or substantially curtail operations due to a public health order in effect to help control transmission of COVID-19.

Financial assistance included a payment of up to $5,000 for December 2020, January, February, March and/or April 2021 that could be used for any purpose.

Tax information for the Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment: The payment(s) received under this grant are taxable, under the federal Income Tax Act. For income tax purposes, please include the payment as business income.


1. Benefits

  • Payments were calculated based on 15% of a business's monthly sales revenue in any of November 2019, December 2019 or February 2020. The applicant selected the month to provide the business with the most financial assistance.
  • The maximum payment was $5,000 per business, per eligibility period.

Seasonal Business Benefits:

  • Payments were based on 15% of a seasonal business's average monthly sales revenue, based on the full months that the business carried on operations in 2019.
  • The maximum payment was $5,000 per business, per eligibility period.

2. Eligibility

Eligible Saskatchewan businesses were those that:

  1. Had been carrying on business in Saskatchewan on October 31, 2020;
  2. Maintained a permanent establishment in Saskatchewan and paid income tax to Saskatchewan;
  3. Had been ordered to temporarily close or substantially curtail operations through a COVID-19 public health order in effect during program eligibility period(s);
  4. Had less than 500 full-time and part-time employees;
    • in the year before the public health order; or
    • when averaged for the three years before the year in which the public health order was made;
  5. Attested that they:
    • experienced a loss of sales revenue from business activities in the month of the eligibility period (s) due to a public health order; and
    • planned to reopen or continue operations following the cancellation of the public health orders.
  6. Applied before May 30, 2021.

3. How to Apply

The deadline to apply for the SSBEP 2 was May 30, 2021. Applications are no longer being accepted for this program.


5. Further Information

For additional information on the program, email ssbep@gov.sk.ca or call 1-800-667-6102 or 306-787-6645 in Regina.

For information on other COVID-19 programming, please visit the Support for Businesses webpage.

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