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Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment Program - Phase 2, December 2020

The Saskatchewan Small Business Emergency Payment (SSBEP) – Phase 2 is established to provide financial assistance to eligible small businesses in Saskatchewan that have been ordered to temporarily close or substantially curtail operations between December 1 and 31, 2020, due to a public health order to help control transmission of COVID-19.

Financial assistance includes a payment of up to $5,000 that could be used for any purpose.

The program was initially offered April through June of 2020. An amended Phase 2 of the program has been established for December 1–31, 2020, with the program opening for applications on Monday, December 7, 2020.

The program is operated by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Finance in partnership with Trade and Export Development.


1. Benefits

  • Payments are calculated based on 15% of a business's monthly sales revenue in any of November 2019, December 2019, or February 2020. The applicant may select the month to provide the business with the most financial assistance.
  • The maximum payment is $5,000 per business.
  • Payments can be used for any purpose, including paying fixed costs or expenditures related to re-opening the business following the pandemic.

Seasonal Business Benefits:

  • Payments are 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 is $5,000 per business.
  • Payments can be used for any purpose, including paying fixed costs or expenditures related to re-opening the business following the pandemic.

2. Eligibility

To be eligible, a Saskatchewan business must:

  1. Have been carrying on business in Saskatchewan on October 31, 2020;
  2. Maintain a permanent establishment in Saskatchewan and pay income tax to Saskatchewan;
  3. Have been ordered to temporarily close or substantially curtail operations through a COVID-19 public health order;
  4. Have less than 500 full-time and part-time employees;
    • In the year before the public health order; or
    • When averaged for the 3 years before the year in which the public health order was made;
  5. Attest that they:
    • have experienced a loss, or will experience a loss, in sales revenue from business activities from December 1 to December 31, 2020, due to a public health order; and
    • plan to reopen or continue operations following the cancellation of the public health orders.
  6. Apply before January 31, 2021.

A seasonal business is a small business that carries on business for more than one month in a year but not during the full year.


3. How to Apply

Businesses should review all of the eligibility criteria, as outlined in the Program Overview and Application Instructions, Q&A document and the program Regulations.

Complete the online application and:

  • Include banking information for direct deposit;
  • Acknowledge the attestation at the end of the application; and
  • Click on 'submit'.

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.

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