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Event, Attractions or Tour Sector Business 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 event, attraction or tour business sectors that have experienced a revenue decline as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

STSSP also provides benefits for tourism businesses in the accommodations and major event facilities 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.


1. Benefits

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

  1. Program payments for businesses in the event business sector will be based on the number of attendees the event typically attracts.

    The amount of financial assistance provided to an event business will be:

    1. $7,500 to an eligible applicant whose event typically attracts less than 2,500 attendees;
    2. $10,000 to an eligible applicant whose event typically attracts 2,500 to 5,000 attendees; or
    3. $15,000 to an eligible applicant whose event typically attracts more than 5,000 attendees.

  2. Program payments for businesses in the attractions or tour business sectors will be based on the business’ number of employees.

    The amount of financial assistance provided in the attraction or tour sectors will be:

    1. $7,500 to an eligible applicant with 1 to 4 employees;
    2. $10,000 to an eligible applicant with 5 to 10 employees; or
    3. $15,000 to an eligible applicant with more than 10 employees. 

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.

Loss of sales revenue will be considered as follows:

  • For year-round business, sales revenue in June 2020 would be compared to average monthly sales revenue in 2019.
  • For a seasonal business, the applicant's bookings or sales revenues are expected to decline 30% when compared to 2019.
  • For an event business, the applicant's planned events for 2020 have been cancelled.

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 form and:

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

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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