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Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy extended once again

The Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS) has been extended from March 31 to June 30, 2021
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Business owners can still take advantage of a program that provides pandemic-related support.

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced an extension of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS) from March 31 to June 30, 2021.

"This program has been another important tool to support Saskatchewan businesses during the global COVID-19 pandemic," Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said in a press release. "With significant uptake to this point, the extension of this program will give more businesses the opportunity to access this program as we continue to work through the pandemic and economic recovery."

The RSTS was launched on June 18, 2020. It operates as a temporary training subsidy to provide businesses with financial support to train employees as they adjust to the impacts of the pandemic and safely align business activities with the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan. The RSTS reimburses eligible private-sector employers 100 per cent of employee training costs up to a maximum of $10,000 per business.

According the provincial government, from the program's inception to the end of March 2021, more than 1,000 applications and $4 million in RSTS-funded training have been approved.

For more information, employers can visit www.saskatchewan.ca/training-subsidy, call 306-964-1005 for Saskatoon and area or 306-787-4677 for Regina and area, or email cansaskjobgrant@gov.sk.ca.