We are the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association (SHCA).
Our members are from all across Saskatchewan and we represent companies large and small. You’ll find them working on jobsites everywhere in our province and sometimes beyond.
We are a member-driven organization with a president and staff who work with our board of directors, drawn from our regular and associate companies, to provide the best representation, advocacy and services.
COVID-19 Updates and how it affects members of SHCA and Saskatchewan. Please click the articles below to learn more.
Yesterday, Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Minister of Small Business Mary Ng and Minister of Innovation Navdeep Bains announced details relating to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and provided updates on other previously announced programs. The Emergency Wage Subsidy will cover 75 per cent of salaries for qualifying businesses for up to 3 months retroactive to March 15, 2020. Charities, not for profits and businesses (big and small) will all be eligible IF their revenues drop by 30% when compared to the same time period in 2019. For organizations that do not meet the 30% threshold, they may qualify for the previously announced Temporary Wage Subsidy of 10% that is paid from March 18th to June 20, 2020.
Also, yesterday Manitoba increased security for renters by putting a freeze on rent increases and postponing eviction hearings. As well, they released their list of essential services.
Please see our updated infographic below for an overview of all programs released to date (including links to the appropriate government websites).
By My Newsroom on Apr 20, 2020 02:50 pm
Watching municipal governments around the province wrestle with budgets in the wake of the COVID19 outbreak, it is a stark reminder that the time is long past for local authorities to have more flexibility in raising money. At this point, about all they have is property tax, some fees and parking tickets as a source of revenue. And now is when we need them to spend – to prime the pump of the local...
As we continue to build resources and factsheets here in Saskatchewan I thought I would bring your attention to resources provided by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety at www.ccohs.ca/outbreaks/. This page provides links for home, workplaces, community and resources or facts sheets.
Many of the resources here are new and are COVID-19 specific. Some are general in nature (for any workplace) and some are sector specific: transportation, day cares, construction. www.ccohs.ca/outbreaks/resources/.
Please share further with your stakeholders as you see fit.
Government of Saskatchewan
Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
for Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure (MHI) Staff and Construction Contractors during COVID-19 Pandemic
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 virus a worldwide pandemic. Governments in Canada and its provinces, and across the world are declaring states of emergency and implementing dramatic health and safety measures daily.
The impacts on our world, our families, businesses and markets are and will continue to be significant and somewhat unpredictable.