The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, today announced a federal investment of $5,814,879 for 14 Saskatchewan tourism operators.
Made on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan, the funding is to assist tourism operators to create or enhance tourism experiences across Saskatchewan.
“As we move past the acute phase of the pandemic, Canada’s tourism sector is showing strong signs of growth,” said Boissonnault. “The Government of Canada’s investments in tourism over the last two years focused on the survival of our visitor economy. As we move to revival and the growth of the sector, we continue to provide targeted support to Saskatchewan tourism businesses so they can keep delivering unforgettable experiences.
“A fully recovered and robust tourism sector is key to our government’s ongoing work in building an economy that works for all Saskatchewan and Canadians.”
The investment will support a strong tourism sector and generate essential revenue and employment in rural, urban and Indigenous communities throughout Saskatchewan.
- Tourism is a key player in Saskatchewan’s economy, generating over $2 billion in annual travel spending and employing almost 70,000 Saskatchewan residents in full- and part-time positions.
- The Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) is administered in Saskatchewan by Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan). It has a budget of $500 million over two years, including $50 million specifically dedicated to Indigenous tourism initiatives and $15 million for national initiatives.