Saskatchewan Energy Industry

Our Competitive Edge  Saskatchewan companies design and produce world class advanced manufacturing solutions  

Exports account for the majority of electronic product sales  

The sector is a key employer of graduates from our universities and technical schools  Provides high-tech equipment to boost productivity in our traditional economic sectors as well as leading-edge technology for emerging sectors like aerospace, defence and nanostructure fabrication

Innovation and Opportunity

Monitoring Tools  

Environmental monitoring systems  

Collision avoidance systems for mining equipment  Monitoring and auto-steering systems for the agriculture industry  

Process control and integration systems  

Power and remote monitoring for the resource and communications industries  

Toxic gas monitoring systems for industrial and military applications  

Fire suppression equipment for military vehicles  

Satellite control and monitoring for Radarsat  

Portable military and civilian surveillance systems


Satellite instrumentation controls  

Ionosondes for upper atmosphere research and monitoring  

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)  Multi-gas and chemical agent analyzers and detectors  

Circuit boards  

Balloon launch and flight instrumentation  

Examples include building components and systems for the space shuttle program’s Canadarm, and designed, implemented and installed Canadian Space Agency’s

Radarsat satellite communication system

Communications Equipment  

Satellite test equipment and terrestrial communications gateways  

Telephony test gear, Internet head-end equipment for cable systems  

Routers and bridges for office networks  

Wireless communications products, Data over Cable, Digital Video and CATV  Digital Voice Transmission System Electrical and communications cable for power distribution and telecommunications  

Communication systems for the Canadian Patrol Frigate program

Control Systems  

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems  

Electronic load cells, weigh-in-motion and toll-road equipment  

Satellite Tracking, Telemetry and Command (TTC) systems  

Vessel event controls

Emerging areas  

Cloud disaster recovery and data storage facilities  

UAV’s control systems and monitoring  

App design for smartphones

The Investment Climate  

Pioneering achievements and world-class abilities in information technologies, telecommunications and advanced technologies  

Superior technological and telecommunications infrastructure  

Programs are available to encourage the development and commercialization of new technologies  

Provincial investment in education and training  

Strong supplier base – sophisticated local market for advanced technology equipment Central North American location and excellent transportation links

The Bottom Line  

The Corporate Income Tax rate for manufacturers in Saskatchewan can be as low as 10% through manufacturing and processing profits tax reduction  

Manufacturing and Processing Exporter Tax Incentives provide non-refundable tax credits to eligible exporting companies that increase their number of employees. If eligible, the company will receive a $3,000 tax credit for each production level job created or a $10,000 tax credit for each head office job created.  

A 6% Investment Tax Credit is available for equipment purchased for manufacturing and processing operations in the province.  

Saskatchewan offers a 10% refundable provincial income tax credit for scientific research and development expenditures. For Saskatchewan Canadian-controlled private corporations, the credit is refundable on the first $1 million of qualifying annual expenditures. In all other cases, it is nonrefundable.  The Saskatchewan Commercial Innovation Incentive offers eligible corporations a reduction of the provincial Corporate Income Tax rate to 6% for a period of 10 years or 15 years depending on where the research and development takes place.

For more information, contact:

Mr. Scott Summach

Deputy Director, Investment

Saskatchewan Ministry of Trade and Export Development

219 Robin Crescent

Saskatoon, SK S7L 6M8

Phone: (306) 933-7207

Fax: (306) 933-8244

Email: [email protected]

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