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In these uncertain times, there are few guarantees. One thing we can count on here in Saskatchewan: when summer hits, so does construction season. That’s why July’s Traffic Safety Spotlight focuses on work zones.
The Saskatchewan WCB has provided an extension to employer relief measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Relief measures have been extended until July 31, 2020 and will be monitored monthly. The extensions and additions to the pandemic relief measures are:
Job Bank’s new COVID-19 page allows job seekers to browse more job opportunities, including those specifically in essential sectors. In June, an email was sent to thousands of Saskatchewan EI/CERB recipients advising them of this new service.
Saskatchewan continues to find itself in an interesting spot in Canada’s COVID-19 economy.
We’re now starting to see some improvement in our trade numbers. The first evidence of a positive trend was in May as our exports started to rise while imports were still falling so the trade deficit fell sharply, narrowing by 85 per cent from nearly $5 billion in April to $677 million.
SHCA was once again a supporter of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s scholarship program for students involved in the heavy duty mechanic and engineering technologist training programs. It’s important to SHCA and its members to help the next generation of our industry’s workforce.
Earlier this week, I was invited on behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada’s Saskatchewan caucus to meet with representatives from the Saskatchewan team and various Members of Parliament and Senators during their stakeholder meetings.