Manufacturing plays a key role in Saskatchewan, making up 7% of the provincial GDP. In 2015, manufacturing shipments totalled $14.1 billion.
Saskatchewan manufacturers have achieved many world firsts – in everything from satellite communications technology and dryland farming equipment to in-road scales for the trucking industry.
Key manufacturing clusters include:
- Machinery, transportation and industrial equipment;
- Food, crop and beverage processing;
- Wood, steel and plastic products; and
- Chemical manufacturing.
Emerging clusters include:
- Aerospace and defence;
- Specialty automotive products, UAVs; and
- Electronics and instrumentation.
Saskatchewan’s innovative manufacturers are collaborating to build leading-edge technology such as continuous mining equipment used in the potash industry and remote-controlled equipment used in uranium mining.
Located in the heart of the Canadian Prairies, Saskatchewan is well positioned to meet the needs of the agricultural equipment sector. We specialize in short-line manufacturing of agricultural equipment for precision dryland farming. Saskatchewan’s top-quality farm equipment can be found hard at work all around the world.
With the province’s central location in North America, Saskatchewan manufacturers have access to markets of 270 million people within a one-or two-day drive.
The Saskatchewan Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, helps local manufacturers increase their productivity and innovation plus further develop their skilled labour force.
A world-class steel mill in the province provides high-quality steel supply to the local industry.
The Saskatchewan Manufacturers Guide is a database of Saskatchewan manufacturers and service providers. The guide is searchable by company name, community, industry category, product or NAICS code.