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Processing Opportunities and Saskatchewan Suppliers

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Saskatchewan welcomes businesses with an interest in innovation. With a commitment to growth and unmatched agricultural potential, Saskatchewan is home to world-class investment opportunities. Industry-leading research facilities keep Saskatchewan agribusinesses and agri-food processors on the cutting edge of meeting customer's needs.

Saskatchewan stands for the highest standards and assurance for safety, quality and dependability. The very best is expected from our producers and food processors. Our strength is in collaboration, seeking solutions and using novel ingredients like proteins that consumers want. Saskatchewan companies supply agriculture ingredients to multinational food companies all around the world.

Processing Opportunities in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan's food and beverage processing industry includes more than 300 processors and estimated over 6,000 employees. The food and beverage processing industry contributed an estimated $7.5 billion in revenue in 2022-23.

Specific opportunities in Saskatchewan's agri-processing sector include:

  • Pea and lentil processing;
  • Oilseed crushing and packaging;
  • Bio-processing;
  • Animal food manufacturing;
  • Specialty crops and ingredients;
  • Specialty fruit processing; and
  • Cereals and meat processing.

Saskatchewan is committed to it's food processing infrastructure and has made significant investment in facilities, such as the new Food Centre facility in Saskatoon, and the University of Saskatchewan Global Institute for Food Security’s new Engineering Biology Centre.

The agri-food research cluster includes a vast array of industry, public and academia that are interconnected, working together and willing to partner. Saskatchewan has a Strategic Research Program at the University of Saskatchewan that works to advance priorities and foster development of our value-added sector.

Visit Saskatchewan's value-added industry to learn more about the sector, and our research and development institutions in the province.

Additional Resources

Visit ThinkSask to learn more about the advantages of investing and doing business in our province.

International buyers looking for reputable suppliers, visit the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) Member Directory and Buyer's Guide.

Ag-West Bio’s SaskAgrisource database contains a list of businesses in the province that offer bioscience or agri-value products and services.

For high-quality digital versions of our marketing materials in Spanish, Mandarin or Japanese, please contact:

Trade & Value-Added Branch
Email: doingagbusiness@gov.sk.ca

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