SCC's 2021 Federal Election Platform
Our priorities for the Saskatchewan business community in the upcoming federal election on September 20 center around ensuring COVID-19 is behind us, committing to growth and preparing for success.
Ministry Of Highways Delivering $67.8 Million In Support For Northern Airports And Roads
Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Highways has committed to working on $67.8 million worth of major projects to improve airports, roads and highways in Northern Saskatchewan through the end of the year.

This great news echoes our Northern Task Force Recommendations from 2014 – which explored ways to ensure that the potential of the region is realized.
SCC Partners with the University of Regina's CCE
We've partnered with the University of Regina’s Centre for Continuing Education to deliver programming to Chamber members across the province. Programming will focus on career and professional development through a suite of non-credit certificates, Professional Microcredentials, Badges, prep courses, and customized Corporate Training.  
The Canada Recovery Hiring Program
As an employer who continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for one of the two subsidies to cover part of your employee wages.

The CRHP and the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) support wages you pay through different phases of your economic recovery. Each claim period, eligible employers can claim either CRHP or CEWS, whichever is higher.
Service Hospitality and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Announce Their New Partnership 
Service Hospitality and Saskatchewan Polytechnic recently entered new partnership which will "lead to cross-promotion of skills training and educational opportunities, as well as joint development of future educational initiatives."
EI Programs and Tools for Employers
Looking for programs and tools that are supported by EI? Check out this list for employers, courtesy of the Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC)

The 2021 ABEX Awards
Join us for ABEX 2021, live steaming on October 22 at 7:00 PM!

Dress in your best denim and diamond outfit to celebrate in style while we honour the best of the best in Saskatchewan Business. 
Why It Pays to Be Inclusive - An Employer Engagement Event
In conjunction with Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM), SARC is hosting a free virtual employer engagement event on October 21 at 12:00 PM.

This event is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the benefits of hiring people experiencing disability and the benefits of an inclusive workforce. 
Saskatchewan Non-Profit Organization Community Discussion
We invite you to join us virtually on September 22 at 10:00 AM for an exploratory, roundtable discussion, moderated by Monica Kruger, on the role of non-profit organizations in the community.

Share experiences on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on NPOs, as well as future opportunities and challenges. Attendees can expect to discuss topics such as staffing, membership, sponsorship, event solutions and more!
Energy On Tap - Petroleum Research Center 
Join us for virtually at 4:00 PM on September 16 for a conversation with Dan Maclean, president and CEO of the Petroleum Research Center. The PTRC strives to be the leader in research and innovation to develop sustainable and environmentally responsible energy.

Dan will discuss some of their upcoming projects, as well as their focus on collaborating with other research organizations, governments and industry to support environmental, social and governance needs.  
On August 17, BHP announced that they will be moving ahead with their Jansen Potash Mine project in Saskatchewan - the single largest economic investment ever made in our province's history.

This project will further strengthen Saskatchewan's potash sector while creating thousands of new jobs.
Change to Minimum Wage Announced for October
Effective October 1, 2021, Saskatchewan’s minimum wage will increase from $11.45 to $11.81.
Honouring Orange Shirt Day on September 30
September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day.

While this day has not been recognized under provincial law as a holiday, we encourage everyone to take time on this day to listen, learn, reflect, and safely participate in events in their communities that recognize the harms of the residential school system and honour its resilient survivors and their families.

On September 15, we will share a list of resources and actions that you can access to help commemorate Orange Shirt Day.
Ceremonial Teepee Erected in Saskatoon Expected to Stand 400 Years
A ceremonial teepee was erected in front of the new Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) building in Saskatoon on August 30.

The teepee raising was done as a proactive move by the FSIN in response to how the government approaches honouring Treaty promises in Saskatchewan.
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