Saskatchewan’s unique “patent box” incentive, introduced in 2017 and designed to position the province as an attractive location for the development and launch of innovative products, has secured its first successful investment.
Social Services Minister Paul Merriman, joined community members, dignitaries and group home residents in Saskatoon to celebrate the grand opening of LutherCare Communities’ new Lutheran Sunset Home.
The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced the official opening of a brand-new Habitat for Humanity home in the community of Duck Lake. This home marks another significant investment that strengthens communities and improves access to housing across the province.
The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed the week of January 22-26 as Red Tape Awareness Week in the province. The week highlights the importance of regulatory modernization and the provincial government’s ongoing effort to reduce red tape for Saskatchewan businesses and consumers.
Saskatchewan recorded the strongest manufacturing sales growth in western Canada, with an increase of 13.5 per cent compared to the previous year (seasonally adjusted). This was the second highest percentage growth among the provinces and stronger than a national increase of 6.0 per cent.
The Government of Saskatchewan has committed $2.2 million to Compute Canada, a national organization that provides Saskatchewan’s research community with advanced research computing infrastructure, support personnel and services.
Arm River MLA Greg Brkich, on behalf of Social Services Minister Paul Merriman, joined community members, dignitaries and day program participants in Outlook to celebrate the grand reopening of Variety Place. The day program facility had been closed in order to complete $350,000 in renovation upgrades.
Saskatchewan’s largest job-matching website, Saskjobs.ca, is partnering with Canada’s largest job search website, the National Job Bank, to provide enhanced services for users. This partnership will improve how employers and job seekers can advertise, recruit and search for Saskatchewan jobs.
Innovation Saskatchewan Launches Pilot Program to Promote Digital Literacy Skills to First Nations Youth
Saskatchewan students in the Cowessess Community Educational Centre and Chief Kahkewistahaw Community School will soon have the opportunity to participate in a pilot program called RoboYOU, to help develop basic digital literacy and computer programming skills by using robotics.
Five winning projects have been selected from the province’s first SPARK Night, a networking and match-making type program for researchers, which took place in November 2017. Each project will receive $5,000 in seed grants for preliminary research work. SPARK Night was created to help increase collaboration across research institutes which are funded by Innovation Saskatchewan.