Saskatchewan’s mineral sales totalled 6.7 billion in 2017. According to Natural Resources Canada, the value of Saskatchewan’s mineral production was the fourth highest in Canada.
The province has the largest potash industry in the world, accounting for about one third of annual global production and hosting nearly half of the world’s known reserves. Saskatchewan is also one of the world’s largest uranium producers, with the Athabasca Basin containing the largest, high-grade uranium deposits in the world.
Saskatchewan is the third-largest producer of coal in Canada, producing an average of 10 million tonnes per year.
The province is also home to one of the world’s largest fields of diamond-bearing kimberlite. This discovery has led to extensive exploration and evaluation.
The Seabee mining operation produced 83,998 ounces of gold in 2017, the fourth consecutive year of record annual production. Large areas with gold potential still remain under-explored.
In addition, the province has deposits of copper, zinc, nickel, rare earth minerals and platinum group metals as well as various industrial minerals including sodium sulphate and salt.
World-class Supplier Capabilities
Saskatchewan companies have a long history of providing equipment, goods and services to the mining industry provincially, nationally and internationally. Examples of key products and services include:
Exploration, Resource Evaluation and Permitting:
Consulting services including:
o Environmental engineering
o Prefeasibility and community relations
Personnel, safety training, camp servicing/suppliers and transportation services
Engineering and Construction:
Consulting including concept, pre-feasibility, feasibility and implementation
Heavy construction and infrastructure services
General contracting, mechanical, electrical, etc.
Steel fabrication and concrete
Pumps and piping, valves and fittings
Temporary building structures including work camps and movable offices
Safety equipment and training
Miners – boring mine machines
Spill trays and containment berms
Industrial piping systems
Electrical and telecommunication systems
Specialty vehicles including buses and rescue vehicles
Safety equipment and training
Equipment, storage and shipping containers
Custom machining, fabrication and maintenance services
Shop/field repair services for motors, turbines and generators
Transportation including trucking and scheduled/charter aircraft services
Water/waste water disposal
Internet and phone
Your Connection to Suppliers
More information about locally manufactured equipment and related services can be found in the Saskatchewan Manufacturers Guide. economy.gov.sk.ca/mfgguide
The Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA) provides information on a broad range of member equipment along with goods and services supplied to the oil and gas industry. simsa.ca
The Northern Saskatchewan Business Directory is the most comprehensive business database available for the province’s northern region. northernbusinessdirectory.ca
The Saskatchewan Advantage: An Ideal Place to Conduct Business Local businesses interested in expansion and out-of province companies exploring new opportunities can benefit from the Saskatchewan Advantage.
No corporate capital tax on new capital investment
12% corporate income tax rate
Small business tax rate of 2%
No payroll tax or health insurance premium
6% provincial sales tax rate, the lowest of the nine provinces with sales tax
Services We Provide
Detailed information relating to Saskatchewan suppliers
Information about Aboriginal businesses and communities
Business-to-business support, connecting companies to suppliers and the business community
For more information, contact:
Ms. Michele Grella
Specialist, Supply Chain Development
Saskatchewan Ministry of Trade and Export Development
219 Robin Crescent
Saskatoon, SK S7L 6M8
Phone: (306) 933-5751
E-mail: [email protected]
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