Saskatchewan has Canada’s second highest rate of small businesses: about 130 for every 1,000 people. The national average is about 111. They have fewer than 50 employees each and made up 99 per cent of all businesses in the province in 2017. This is Small Business Week. Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison says, “Small businesses continue to be major players in Saskatchewan, helping to keep out economy dynamic and competitive.” The province says, In 2017, small businesses in the province employed about 31 per cent of the workforce, paying $6.3 billion in wages and salaries.