Kamsack Business Assistant
Town of Kamsack

Economic Development Office
Laura Lomenda, EDO
161 Queen Elizabeth Blvd. W
Phone (306)542-3806
Email:  edo.kamsack@sasktel.net

Welcome to the Kamsack Business Assistant.   This assistant is designed to be your one-stop access to contact information and links of agencies and programs aimed at assisting new and existing businesses.  The Town Economic Development Officer is available to assist you with all your business needs including:

Here are some other agency services available to you.

 

GOVERNMENT SERVICES & ORGANIZATIONS
Enterprise Saskatchewan
There are regional offices, Enterprise Saskatchewan, throughout Saskatchewan that provide business and co-operative development support through assessment, information, pathfinding and referral services.

Yorkton Regional Office
72 Smith Street East
YORKTON SK S3N 2Y4
Jenay Werle, A/Regional Enterprise Manager
Jenay.Werle@gov.sk.ca
Phone: (306) 786-1415
Fax: (306) 786-1417

 

Business Info Source
www.canadabusiness.ca/sask

Thinking of starting a business?  This website should be your first stop. 

  • Business Guides
  • Business Tool Box (online Interactive Business Planner)
  • Government Services
  • Information includes: Basic Business Information, Sources of Information and Required Licenses, Business Planning & Starting-up,How Do I Register My Business, Guide To Market Research & Analysis, Marketing Plan Outline, Guidelines for Developing A Company Brochure, How To Have A Positive Image, Developing New Accounts, Do You Know The Results Of Your Advertising, Trade Shows, Product Development, Labelling Fact Sheet, Can You Make Money With Your Idea Or Invention, Product Licensing, Patents, Trade-Marks, Copyright, Industrial Design, And  Integrated Circuit Topographies, Inventors - Sources of Information, Retail Management, Understanding and Developing Your Sales Force, Selling Products On Consignment, Home-Based Business In Saskatchewan, General Management, Profit Pricing For The Costing Of A Service, Setting Up A Pay System, Problems In Managing A Family-Owned Business, Importing - Steps To Follow, Attacking Business Decision Problems With Break-even Analysis, Doing Business on the Internet, The Joint Venture Agreement Checklist, Basic Proposal For Tender, Bonding, Basic Bookkeeping, Co-operatives, Conducting Effective Meetings and more.

BizPal

BizPal is a online Business Permits and Licences Service. This service is the result of strong collaboration between the Government of Canada and participating provincial/territorial, regional, and municipal governments.

This service asks you to answer a short series of questions about the nature and scope of your current or proposed business. Based on your answers, you will be provided with a customized list of potential permits and licences from all levels of government that you may require to operate your business. Please note that all of the information that you provide is done so anonymously and you may save or print your results for future reference.

For more information, go to www.bizpal.ca

 

 

SaskBiz.ca
This new interactive website provides vital information to companies interested in doing business in Saskatchewan.   It provides comprehensive economic and quality of life information for communities and regions in Saskatchewan.  For more information go to www.SaskBiz.ca

 

Community Futures Ventures

Community Futures Development Corporations help people develop the knowledge, experience, and attitudes that enable them to pursue their entrepreneurial goals. There are 90 CFDC'S across Western Canada actively working to mobilize their communities to achieve stronger, more sustainable futures. Community Futures Ventures is one of the 13 CFDC's currently serving in Saskatchewan. 
Services include Business Development, Community Economic Development, Loan Investment Opportunities

For more information, go to www.communityfuturesventures.com or Box 1180, Highway #10 East, Deneschuk Homes Building,Yorkton, Saskatchewan Canada, S3N 2X3 or Phone:(306)782-0255, Toll Free:1-877-782-0255, Fax:(306)783-2590

 

Click here for East Central Tourism Buy-in Opportunities 2008-2009

East Central Tourism Region

From the Precambrian wilderness to the rolling prairie, encompassing natural beauty, exciting cities and fascinating communities, the East Central tourism region is a blend of cultures, attractions and great hospitality.

The Town of Kamsack is a proud member of East Central Tourism.  East Central Tourism is a membership organization promoting tourism in east central Saskatchewan.  ECT operates under the umbrella of Saskatchewan Tourism.   For a complete list of membership benefits or information about joining East Central Tourism, call 306-647-2155 or visit their website at www.eastcentral.sask.info

The Town of Kamsack is Zone 13, our region consisting of Kamsack, Duck Mountain Provincial Park, Norquay and National Doukhobour Heritage Village.  The Town of Kamsack's current representative is Terry Horkoff with alternate Pete Dubasov.  For more information on ECT contact your Town EDO at 542-3806.

 

Saskatchewan  East Enterprise Region
Mission Statement:  "To continually advance our regional economy by fostering a culture of enterprise and innovation, building on our own competitive advantages, and developing efficient leadership."

Kamsack is part of the new Saskatchewan East Enterprise Region (SEER).  This is one of 13 regions in the province. Their prupsoe is to assume the responsibilies of the former REDA's (Regional Economic Development Authorities) which are being decommissioned by the end of March 2009.

SEER represents a very large physical area, formerly serviced by five REDA's including Yellowhead REDA, Good Spirit EDA, Gateway REDA.  Kamsack, along with Canora, Norquay and portions of RMs of Buchanan, Invermay and Sasman are the northern boundaries of the region. 

From a report in the Kamsack Times, dated March 12, 2009, the immediate goal is to hire a chief executive officer (CEO), who then will hire an assistant EDO.  In the near future, the board is going to be asking for nominees for the permanent board.  One third will be community representatives (municipalities & First Nations), one third business representatives and one-third from the education sector.

The SEER office will be located in Melville, Saskatchewan.   It was selected for it's central location in the region with good highway access.  For more information on the new Enterprise Regions go to www.enterprisesaskatchewan.ca/Default.aspx?DN=e655a8b3-adab-49e7-8e70-85f4aa478a71

 

Yellowhead REDA:  As stated above the new Saskatchewan East Enterprise Region will be replacing the Regional Economic Development Authoities in Saskatchewan.  For the past two years, Kamsack were members of the Yellowhead REDA.  The Yellowhead REDA served as a catalyst to stimulate, initiate, promote and foster economic development within the region. 

During our membership, Kamsack is proud to be included in the accomplishments of this REDA including:

For more information on the projects completed by the Yellowhead REDA, visit www.yellowheadreda.com.

 

GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN PROGRAMS:

Aboriginal Employment Development Program
www.fnmr.gov.sk.ca/aedp/
Promotes Aboriginal training and employment in the province.

Canada-Saskatchewan Career and Employment Services
www.aee.gov.sk.ca/career-employment/
Canada-Saskatchewan Career and Employment Service helps Saskatchewan people to plan a career, upgrade their education or skills, and find a job. It also assists employers to find the workers they need.

Job Start/ Future Skills
www.aee.gov.sk.ca/jsfs/
JobStart/Future Skills links training to employment. The program provides a range of skills training solutions for Saskatchewan people. The program is offered in partnership with Saskatchewan businesses, industry associations, individuals, public training institutions and other training deliverers

Labour Relations Training
www.labour.gov.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=21da73b1-1c6f-4b02-b577-79cd6bb9b780
The Labour Relations and Mediation Division provides information, training, mediation and bargaining assistance to labour and management in unionized workplaces.

Labour Standards
www.labour.gov.sk.ca/LS/
Promotes and enforces provincial employment standards established under The Labour Standards Act.

Occupational Health and Safety
www.labour.gov.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=9428e839-c6e6-42ab-831b-f737e314590c
Information and services to keep Saskatchewan people safe at work by preventing and reducing on-the-job accidents and illnesses.

Workers' Compensation
http://www.wcbsask.com/

A no-fault system that protects employers and workers against the result of workplace injuries.

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program
www.immigration.gov.sk.ca/
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) can provide an alternate and quicker means of entry into Canada. It allows Saskatchewan to nominate applicants, who qualify under criteria established by the province, to the federal government for landed immigrant status. The SINP offers:

The ability to select applicants whose skills and abilities best fit the province's needs;
Application processing times that are faster than other federal immigration classes; and
Assistance from Provincial Immigration Officers who are readily available to explain program requirements and processes.

Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHP)
If you are a health professional, this section will help you find the information you need to become licensed and to work in Saskatchewan.  When exploring this website, you can use this symbol to find your way back to the pages for health professionals.