Here’s what the province deems critical and allowable services

Oil and gas is one of those listed as allowable

Regina – On March 25 the government of Saskatchewan posted its list of what it considers critical public services to address COVID-19 and allowable business services. Among the obvious, like health care workers and grocery stores, the oil and gas sector, and its supply chain, is also included. Agriculture and its supply chain is similarly on the list. Premier Scott Moe referred to Saskatchewan's new "social distancing economy."

Here is the extensive list:

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Health Care and Public Health Workers

Services include:

  • Occupations in health and social services
  • Pre‐hospital and emergency services (i.e. paramedics, dispatchers)
  • Private professional resources offices (health network)
  • Pharmacies
  • Dentistry (emergency services)
  • Optometry (emergency services)
  • Physiotherapy (emergency services)
  • Laboratories and specimen collection centres
  • Caregivers
  • Medical facilities (emergency services)
  • Businesses that provide products and/or services that support the health sector or that provide
  • health services
  • Private seniors’ residences and services
  • Home services for seniors, the disabled and the vulnerable
  • Specialized resources in accommodation (i.e. domestic violence, homelessness, addictions)
  • 811 and 911 call centre workers
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Production, supply and distribution of drugs, vaccines and pharmaceutical goods and medical

equipment, including laboratory and research centres

Law Enforcement, Public Safety and First Responders

Services include:

  • Police services, including the distribution of emergency calls
  • Fire services
  • Corrections
  • Special constables
  • Security agencies
  • Legal and professional services that support the legal and justice system
  • Civil security, coroners and pathology
  • Forest firefighters and all types of professionals supporting civil security operations
  • Courthouse (staff required to maintain minimum operations)
  • Communication services
  • Professional and social services that support the legal and justice system
  • 911 call centre workers
  • Hazardous material responders from government and the private sector
  • Workers, including contracted vendors, who maintain digital infrastructure supporting law
  • enforcement and emergency service options

Government and Community Services

Services include:

  • Educators and support staff for emergency child care
  • Online higher education
  • Training related to jobs and critical public services
  • Providers of goods and services for vulnerable citizens
  • Food inspection
  • Waste collection/disposal
  • Air ambulance, STARS
  • Suicide prevention services
  • Support services for victims of domestic violence
  • Income security and social security
  • All utilities (i.e. power, gas, water/wastewater, telephone) and service providers
  • Resources deemed essential by the municipalities (i.e. administration, public workers, etc.)
  • Animal shelters

Allowable Business Services

Production, Processing and Manufacturing and the Supporting Supply Chains

Services include:

  • Production, processing and supply chains of the mining sector
  • Production, processing and supply chains of the forestry sector
  • Production, processing and supply chains of the energy and oil and gas sectors
  • Production, processing and supply chains of the agriculture sector, including animal care
  • Production, processing and supply chains of the manufacturing sector
  • Businesses, facilities and services that support and carry‐out the two‐way movement of
  • essential goods within integrated North American and Global supply chains

Transportation and Logistics

Services include:

  • Public transport and transport of people
  • Airports and any associated maintenance workers
  • Transport, storage and distribution of goods
  • Road construction and maintenance
  • Service stations and mechanical repair of motor vehicles, trucks and specialized equipment for
  • industries
  • Taxis, ridesharing and paratransit services
  • Postal, courier and parcel delivery services
  • Businesses engaged in or supporting the operation, maintenance and repair of critical
  • infrastructure (i.e. railways, dams, bridges, highways, erosion control structures, etc.)

Media and Telecommunications

Services include:

  • Telecommunications (network and equipment)
  • Cable distributors
  • Information Communication Technology
  • National media
  • Local media

Construction Including Maintenance and Repair

Services include:

  • Construction firms
  • Services performed by trades people, residential and commercial installation services and
  • landscaping services
  • Rental equipment
  • Building maintenance, repair and housekeeping

Retail Services

Services include:

  • Grocery and other food stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Convenience stores
  • Hardware, home supply and appliance stores
  • Funeral homes, cremation and cemeteries
  • Restaurants (take out or delivery only)
  • Hotels, motels, shared rental units and similar facilities, including student residences
  • Cleaners, drycleaners and laundromats
  • Medical supplies and services
  • Pet food stores and supplies
  • Movers
  • Work equipment (safety and protection)
  • Automotive dealers, auto repair and autobody shops
  • Stores selling beer, wine, liquor or cannabis products
  • Gas stations, diesel, propane and heating fuel providers
  • Businesses that supply office products and services
  • Rental and leasing services
  • Professional services including lawyers and para‐legals, engineers and translators
  • Land registration services and real estate agent services
  • Businesses providing security services including private security guards, monitoring or
  • surveillance equipment and services
  • Businesses providing staffing services, including temporary help

Banking and Financial Services

Services include:

  • Financial services
  • Insurance services
  • Payroll services
  • Accounting services
  • Financial market services
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