Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.


In 2015, the value of Saskatchewan's mineral production was approximately $8.2 billion – the second highest in Canada. Exploration expenditures in 2015 were $211 million and are forecast to reach $224 million in 2016.

Saskatchewan has two of the most desired minerals in the world – potash and uranium. The province has the largest potash industry in the world, accounting for 45% of known global reserves. The world's richest uranium deposits are located in northern Saskatchewan, which account for just over 22% of the world’s primary uranium production.

The province is home to one of the world's largest concentrations of diamond-bearing kimberlite bodies. Recent discoveries in the northeast part of the province have highlighted Saskatchewan’s potential as a diamond producer.

The province also produces:

  • Coal;
  • Salt;
  • Silica sands;
  • Kaolin;
  • Clays; and
  • Sodium and potassium sulphate.

It has deposits of:

  • Gold;
  • Copper;
  • Zinc;
  • Nickel;
  • Rare earth minerals; and
  • Platinum group elements.

Saskatchewan's rich mineral resources, efficient regulatory environment, and strong investment opportunities have attracted most of the global major mining companies to Saskatchewan.

In order to encourage and attract investment, Saskatchewan has established several incentive programs in the minerals sector, such as:

  • A 10-year royalty holiday for new gold and base metal mines; and
  • A 5-year incorporation tax rebate for mineral processing.

Saskatchewan ranks 1st in the world for mining investment attractiveness, according to the Fraser Institute’s 2016 Survey of Mining Companies, which evaluates 104 jurisdictions.

Opportunities for Servicing the Mining Industry

How to Successfully Access the Mining Supply Chain

Information about opportunities to service Saskatchewan's mining industry can be found in the a variety of available publications.

How to Successfully Access the Mining Supply Chain provides key information to Saskatchewan manufacturers to aid in understanding the Saskatchewan mining industry, with a focus on the potash and uranium industries. Manufacturers will get accurate, relevant information to help understand the opportunities and steps involved in becoming a successful preferred supplier.

The Uranium Mining Supply Chain Requirement Guide provides information on the quantity, value and scheduling of supplies and services purchased by typical Saskatchewan uranium mining project owners and/or operators to discover, develop, operate, maintain, decommission and close out projects.

The Potash Mining Supply Chain Requirement Guide provides businesses and communities with information about the kinds of goods and services required for the construction and operation of a conventional or solution potash mine.

Supply Chain Events

The Annual Mining Supply Chain Forum brings mining project and procurement people together with manufacturing and related service companies to discuss opportunities in the mining supply chain. The event is a partnership between the Ministry of the Economy, Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA) and the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA)

Saskatchewan Supply Chain Week is proclaimed annually in recognition of the valuable contribution that Saskatchewan supply chain management professionals and suppliers make to the growth and success of our provincial economy. Find more information on the Supply Chain Management Association – Saskatchewan website.

We need your feedback to improve Help us improve