With the recent 2017-18 Budget announcement, programs and services affected will be updated shortly. Posted March 22, 2017

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Advantages of Doing Business in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is committed to creating and nurturing an environment that allows businesses of all sizes to grow and prosper.

Location, location, location

  • Saskatchewan's central time zone and central location in North America make it easy to do business throughout the continent
  • Saskatchewan has an ideal location for both manufacturing and distribution – only a day away by land from a market of 5 million people, and only two days away from more than 300 million people in Canada and the United States

Taxes and Incentives

  • The Saskatchewan corporate income tax rate on manufacturing and processing profits may be as low as 10%
  • Manufacturers and processors that establish facilities in Saskatchewan are eligible for a 5% refundable investment tax credit on capital purchases, and direct agents used in the manufacturing process are exempt from the provincial sales tax
  • The small business income tax rate for Canadian-controlled private corporations is 2% and applies to the first $500,000 of business income
  • Of the Canadian provinces with a provincial sales tax, Saskatchewan’s rate of 5% is the lowest
  • Saskatchewan does not charge a payroll tax for employers, and there are no health benefit charges
  • Toll-free telephone services are exempt from the provincial sales tax
  • Saskatchewan has a refundable 10% tax credit for scientific research and development expenditures

Real Estate and Utilities

  • Crown corporations in Saskatchewan supply electricity, natural gas and telecommunication services that are among the most competitive in North America
  • Saskatchewan has an active land development market that continues to make high quality, serviced industrial sites available at nationally competitive rates
  • Utility rates in Saskatchewan are among the most competitive in North America

Infrastructure

  • To accommodate economic growth, the federal and provincial governments, along with the City of Regina, are developing the Global Transportation Hub to the west of the city. The GTH includes major private-sector projects, such as a $200-million facility for Canada’s largest food distributor
  • A solid infrastructure of road, rail and air transport make Saskatchewan an ideal location for both manufacturing and distribution
  • A recent national study ranked Saskatchewan first for freight transportation, primarily because of a high ratio of tonnes of freight per kilometre of rail
  • Our highway and municipal road networks constitute the largest rural road system in Canada, totalling more than 190,000 kilometres
  • The province has 2,400 trucking companies, two international airports, two major rail lines and nine shortline railroads
  • We offer research and development infrastructure in a wide variety of areas, such as biotechnology, advanced technologies, and energy development 

Natural Resources

  • Saskatchewan has ready access to large reserves of varied resources in the forestry, mining, agriculture and energy sectors
  • The Saskatchewan government has publicly committed to maintaining stable and competitive royalty rates on natural resources developed in partnership with industry

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