Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy
The Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS) program has
been launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is
an employer-driven, short-term training program that provides eligible
employers with financial support to train employees.
Funding to support training can help employers adjust to the impacts of
the pandemic and safely align business activities with the re-opening phases
of Saskatchewan’s economy.
The program is operated by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Immigration
and Career Training.
Benefits of the subsidy:
• Training support through the RSTS program will ensure employers
have access to training to maintain business activities while continuing
to promote workplace safety and stimulate competitiveness without a
• Employers select the trainee(s) and the training program;
• 100 per cent reimbursement to eligible employers for approved training;
• Approved employers will receive 33 per cent of the cost of training
upon entering into a training agreement with the government. The
remaining 67 per cent will be paid upon completion of final reporting
and verification of actual expenditures; and
• The maximum payment is $10,000 to eligible employers for the
For information about the subsidy or to apply, visit www.saskatchewan.ca
and search “RSTS.”
SHCA members will fall under the Transportation and Logistics section
NEWS FROM THE FIELD
Canadian Construction Association and
KPMG in Canada launch Digital maturity
assessment tool to gauge innovation
In a new initiative to assist Canadian construction companies to gauge their
level of construction innovation, the Canadian Construction Association
(CCA) has joined forces with KPMG in Canada to launch the complimentary
Digital maturity assessment tool for the construction industry.
Construction is rapidly evolving into a tech-savvy industry with the use
of drones, automated vehicles and virtual and augmented reality (VR/
AR). Advancing innovation is a top priority of CCA’s five-year strategic
plan and vision to “Build a better Canada.”
New digital technologies, innovations and disruptive business models
mean many construction organizations need to keep pace with the transformative
changes required to drive growth, meet customer demands,
increase productivity and attract the right digital talent to truly reap the
benefits of the digital age.
With access to KPMG Canada’s proprietary online Digital maturity assessment
tool, construction companies of all sizes can now confidentially assess
their digital readiness in a few minutes.
“The need for digital transformation to stay competitive in construction
has been heightened by the pandemic,” said Mary Van Buren, CCA president.
“This online tool will especially aid small and medium-sized construction
companies by providing a benchmark of their efforts and insight
on areas of future focus.”
“We believe it’s vital for companies to assess where they are on
their digital journey to ensure technology and business strategies are
aligned and delivering return on investment,” said Lorne Burns, KPMG
Canada’s national industry leader, Building, Construction and Real
Estate. “COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of embracing digital
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