The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce continues to advocate for Saskatchewan business. Read more about our recent efforts:

Chambers of Commerce Executives in Saskatchewan Recognized at the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada Conference in Ottawa
John Hopkins was added to the Council of Excellence (posthumously), Regina & District Chamber’s past-Chair, Collin Pullar accepted on John's behalf.

Jackie Wall of the Estevan Chamber was named the Executive of the Year for chamber with less than 500 members.

Karla Wiens of the Swift Current Chamber, and Morgana van Niekerk of Saskatchewan Chamber were recognized for 5 years of service.

Linda Machniak of the Battlefords Chamber achieved ACE designation Level 3.
Collaborative Visioning Workshop with SaskPower
Date: October 19, 2022
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Zoom

Join SaskPower and chamber members from around Saskatchewan for an interactive workshop. The session will reflect on what SaskPower heard in previous engagements, explore what you need from SaskPower during this upcoming energy transition, and brainstorm ideas for the experience the power grid of tomorrow might provide.
Luncheon with Premier Moe
Date: October 24, 2022
Time: 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Prairieland Park - Hall C (Saskatoon)

Join us as Premier Scott Moe delivers an update on Saskatchewan's Plan for Growth and on the provincial government’s Fall Legislative plans and priorities ahead of the Speech from the Throne.

This event is offered in partnership between the Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, and Regina Chambers of Commerce. 
Energy on Tap - Bioenergy and Biomass Fuel
Date: October 27, 2022
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Location: Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar (Regina)
Presenter: Mark Cooper, President & CEO of Prairie Clean Energy  

Join us as we host Mark Cooper, President & CEO of Prairie Clean Energy. Mark will discuss the unique sources of energy that PCE provides, the opportunities available for bioenergy and biomass fuel, and the challenges that accompany it.
Thought Leadership Hub - Indigenous Engagement
Date: November 2, 2022
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: Zoom
PresentersJosh Morrison, Partner with MLT Aikins LLP, and Bo Kristensen, Advisory Services, and Michelle Kealey, Manager, at KPMG.

Join us for Thought Leadership Hub! This discussion will focus on why Indigenous engagement is important for Saskatchewan and how to implement this practice into both your daily business operations and your personal life. This is a thought leadership session where sharing challenges, solutions, pain-points and big ideas is encouraged.
The 2022 ABEX Awards
Presented by Conexus Credit Union
Date: November 5, 2022
Time: 5:00 - 10:00 PM
Location: Prairieland Park - Hall B (Saskatoon)

Get your best tuxedo or evening gown ready – after two years of a virtual awards program, we are thrilled to be hosting the 2022 ABEX Awards in person this year!

Only two weeks left to get your ticket - deadline is October 31, 2022!
PST Expansion Survey
Saskatchewan’s PST has been steadily expanding over the last 5 years. Since Budget 2017-18 increased the PST rate from 5% to 6%, the number of goods and services the PST is applied to has also increased.

Tell us how have these changes affected your business. Your feedback helps us advocate for you more effectively.
Government Surplus Survey 2022
On August 23, 2022, the Government of Saskatchewan announced that it is forecasting a surplus of $1.04 billion for 2022-23, a $1.51 billion improvement. Respondents to the Government Surplus survey were asked to indicate their preference for how the provincial government should spend this surplus.
Join InputSask!
Provide your input on subjects like economic landscape, government policy and regulations—and many other concerns or opportunities facing business in Saskatchewan. 
 
Data gathered through InputSask is contextualized and shared with government and back to participating Insight Community users. It informs our advocacy efforts and policy process.
Course Correction: How international students can help solve Canada's labour crisis (RBC)
RBC's new thought leadership report: “How international students can help solve Canada’s labour crisis” is available now.

Hire to Help
Hire to Help offers several ways that Saskatchewan’s business community can welcome and help settle newcomers to the province, including a list of programs, where and how to post jobs, ways to donate and more.

SCC x SupplierLink Saskatchewan
SupplierLink Saskatchewan is the construction industry’s single unified prequalification platform built to showcase vendor experience, capabilities and qualifications, featuring a filtered, searchable supplier directory.
  
Chamber members will receive a special discounted rate to have their business listed on SupplierLink Saskatchewan.

Minister Vandal announces investment for biomanufacturing in Saskatchewan
(Prairies Economic Development Canada)
"With a dramatic increase in global food insecurity caused by a number different factors, the Government of Canada is committed more than ever to strengthening Canada's leadership role in food production and innovation. The government is supporting agri-food, biotechnology and bio-manufacturing innovations that are needed to help meet increasing demands for safe healthy food."

Enbridge to sell minority stake in seven pipelines in Alberta to group of First Nation, Metis communities (The Globe and Mail)
"Enbridge Inc. has signed a deal to sell a minority stake in seven pipelines in the Athabasca region of northern Alberta to a group of 23 First Nation and Metis communities for $1.12-billion."

October is Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan
The Government of Saskatchewan proclaimed October as Agriculture Month. This is a time to celebrate our world-leading Saskatchewan agriculture industry.

Pow Wow Pitch
Pow Wow Pitch, co-presented by RBC, is a grassroots community of Indigenous entrepreneurs across Turtle Island, purpose-built to provide a safe, collaborative, supportive and empowering platform for inspiration, education, mentorship, celebration, and reconciliation through entrepreneurship. 

Entrepreneur Awards announced and celebrated Nov 3, 2022.

UNESCO Ready Campaign Launch
Wanuskewin Heritage Park is applying for the UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. Ken Seitz, Nutrien’s President and CEO, announced a $3 million donation to the UNESCO Ready Campaign, as the Premiere Partner. This $12 million dollar fundraising campaign is to support Wanuskewin’s application to become Saskatchewan’s first UNESCO World Heritage site by 2025. 

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