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Accommodations and Major Event Facilities Funding

The STSSP application deadline was October 1, 2020. Applications for this program are no longer being accepted. If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact stssp@gov.sk.ca.

The Saskatchewan Tourism Sector Support Program (STSSP) provides financial assistance to eligible businesses in the accommodations and major event facilities sectors that have experienced a revenue decline as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

STSSP also provides benefits for tourism businesses in the event, attractions or tour business sectors. Applicants who operate their business in more than one of these sectors may choose which sector to apply under, but may only apply once under the program.

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1. Benefits

Program benefits can be used by the business to assist with fixed costs or any other expenditures deemed necessary by the business.

Benefits for the accommodations and major event facilities sectors:

Payments are calculated based on 30% of an eligible applicant's average monthly sales revenue for each full month of operations in 2018 or 2019. The applicant may select either 2018 or 2019 as a base year; whichever year provides the business with the most financial assistance.

The minimum payments will be $10,000 and the maximum payments will be $50,000.

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2. Eligibility

Eligible applicants must:

  1. Be a tourism business;
  2. Maintain a permanent establishment in Saskatchewan;
  3. Have been eligible to conduct business in Saskatchewan on February 29, 2020;
  4. Have experienced a loss of sales revenue of at least 30% when compared to 2019;
  5. Intend to carry on business operations; and
  6. Not receive funding from the Government of Saskatchewan to cover its core funding.

Eligible businesses must have experienced a loss of sales revenue of at least 30% from the average monthly sales revenue in 2019 when compared to the monthly sales revenue in June 2020.

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3. How to Apply

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

Complete the online application and:

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

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

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