Effective July 11, 2021, Saskatchewan entered Step Three of the Re-Opening Roadmap and the public health order relative to COVID-19 was lifted. All restrictions related to the public health order were removed as of that date.
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Released on October 16, 2017Saskatchewan’s small businesses contributed almost a third of the province’s gross domestic product in 2016 at 31 per cent. This information was contained in the 2017 Saskatchewan Small Business Profile, released during the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Small Business WeekTM taking place from October 15-21, 2017.
The theme for this year’s BDC Small Business WeekTM is Future-proof your business: Adapting to technology and demographic trends. The bank is partnering with Facebook to provide a number of free seminars to entrepreneurs, as part of a Boost Your Business with Facebook series.
In 2016, Saskatchewan’s more than 148,500 small businesses employed 31.1 per cent of the province’s workers and paid out more than $6.2 billion in wages and salaries - 25.7 per cent of the province’s total payroll. As well, the wages paid in this sector grew by an average of 3.1 per cent, the second fastest growth rate among Canada’s provinces.
“Small businesses are active in almost every sector of the economy, and are a source of innovative products and services that advance our quality of life,” Bonk said. “The provincial government is committed to creating and maintaining a positive business environment with policies that enable this sector to thrive.”
The Government of Saskatchewan has invested in a number of initiatives, services and programs that support the small business sector.
Some of these include:
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