COVID-19 Business Support


This page was created to share the latest resources available to help small businesses and employees to get through this challenging time. We will update this page regularly as more resources come online. Please check back regularly!


Support given by:  Who can benefit  Support program  Support program details
 Saskatchewan   Individuals   Saskatchewan Employment Supplement (SES)                                                                        Provides assistance to families with lower-incomes who have children. It is a monthly payment. 
 Canada Individuals Employment Insurance EI provide up to 15 weeks of income replacement.
 Saskatchewan Students Student Loan Repayment Moratorium A six month relief 
 CRA Individuals Tax filling Deadline extended to June 1, and all taxpayers are allowed to defer, until after August 31, 2020, the payment of any income tax amounts the become owing on or after today and before September 2020.
 Canada Individuals Emergency Support Benefits Effective April 1st. Will provide up to $5 billion in support to workers who are not eligible for EI and who are facing unemployment.
 Canada Individuals   Emergency Care Benefit Effective April 1st. Up to $900 bi-weekly for up to 15 weeks to provide income support to workers who must stay home and do not have access to paid sick leave. 
Self-Isolation Support Program Effective April 1st. Will provide $450 per week, for a maximum of two weeks or $900. The program is targeted at  residents forced to self-isolate that are not covered by EI programs and other supports. Mostly for self-employed residents.
 Canada Individuals Enhanced Child Care Benefit Effective April 1st. Increased payments for 2019-2020 benefit year by $300 per child.
 Canada Individuals Goods and Services Tax Credit Effective April 1st. One time special payment for low-and modest-income families, who may require additional help with their finances. Single individuals will receive close to $400, and almost $600 for couples. 
 Canada Students Canada Student Loans Effective April 1st. A plan to pause the repayment of Canada Student Loans and Canada Apprentice Loans until September 30, 2020 with no interest.
 Canada Individuals Registered retirement Income Funds Effective April 1st. A reduction of the required withdrawals by 25% for 2020. 
 EDC, BDC  Business Business Credit Availability Program Will provide $10 billion of additional funding to Canada business including farmers. BDC
 Canada Business Work Sharing Program A three way agreement that can be negotiated between Service Canada, the employer and the employee to provide EI benefits to workers who agree to reduce their normal working hours. Applications take a minimum of 30 days to negotiate.
 Canada  Business Temporary Wage Subsidy A three months measure that will allow eligible employers to reduce the amount of payroll deductions. The subsidy will equal to 10% of remuneration paid during that period, up to a maximum subsidy of $1,375 per employee and $25,000 per employers.
 Canada  Business Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Program The purpose of a program is to provide supplemental payments to EI benefits during a period of unemployment. 
 Saskatchewan Business Crown Utility Interest Deferral Program The program is waving interest on late bill payments for up to 6 months. 
 Saskatchewan Business PST remittance deferral and audit suspension Businesses who are unable to remit their PST due to cash flow concerns will have relief from penalty and interest charges. 
 Saskatchewan Business Changes to employment Standard Regulations Lay-off information. More on ROE's.           
 Canada Business Tax filings All businesses are able to defer, until after August 31, 2020, the payment of any Income Tax amounts that become owing on or after today and before September 2020.
 Saskatchewan Business PST rebate on new home construction up to 42% of the PST paid on a new house contract up to $350,000 for new homes purchased after March 31, 2020 and before April 1, 2023.
 Town of Langenburg Individuals Business Utility  Council has waved all interest on utilities until further notice.


SK up-to-date information on Covid-19

- Facebook offers $100M in cash grants and credits for up to 30,000 in Support for Small Businesses (March 23rd)
- Employment Standarts ublic Emergency Provisions / March 30 / April 1 / April 3 /
- EDC: Managing the impact on global supply chains / Watch
- BDC: How to cope with the Impacts of Covid-19 on your Business / Watch
- BDC: different webinars for your business / Watch 

The Town of Langenburg is committed to supporting businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our offices and facilities are closed but virtual services and online resources are still available.
Contact us and let us know what help you need:
Economic Development Officer
Lina Petkeviciene
(306) 496-7448