The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is looking to help small and medium businesses across the province. 

Across Saskatchewan, just 1.7 percent of the money allocated by the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program has been accessed. As Saskatchewan has 3.11 percent of the national population, the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce points out Saskatchewan businesses are leaving roughly $185 million on the table in terms of COVID-19 relief programs.  

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy allows employers to access money to re-hire workers, prevent further job losses and ease back into normal operations. 

To help the businesses out, the Chamber Is hosting a webinar called “Grab Your Slice: How to Access Federal Support for your Business.” The webinar aims to help businesses apply for various federal COVID-19 support programs, as many in the province haven’t accessed the funding either due to a lack of awareness or a lack of knowledge on the programs available and the application processes. 

The webinar is being hosted by Josh Shankowsky, a partner with MNP’s Taxation Services. 

There will be a number of webinars held over the coming weeks, including one Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. 

You can find out more about how to register for this free program on the SaskChamber website