Saskatchewan has a wealth of resources that is the envy of nations – agriculture, potash, uranium and other critical minerals, as well as oil. And the world is watching as Saskatchewan achieves technological firsts in crop science, plant protein, agricultural equipment and renewable energy.
The province has a diversity of resources that has enabled it to weather global economic cycles. In fact, the province has seen record population, employment, investment and export growth in the past decade.
Gross Domestic Product
Although global commodity price declines have affected Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in recent years, Saskatchewan has experienced steady GDP growth over the past decade. The province posted a GDP of $77.3 billion in 2020.
2021 GDP by Sector
Saskatchewan has experienced a remarkable growth in investment in the past decade. Between 2011 and 2021, Saskatchewan is expected to reach an estimated $172 billion in new capital investment.
The Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies: 2020 ranked Saskatchewan as the top jurisdiction in Canada for mining investment. Saskatchewan is also the most attractive jurisdiction in Canada for oil and gas investment in the Fraser Institute's Canada-US Energy Sector Competitiveness Survey 2020.
The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to creating a fiscally stable economy. Saskatchewan maintains strong credit ratings with both Moody's Investor Services (AA1 credit rating) and Standard & Poor's (double A credit rating). In addition, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business gave Saskatchewan an A grade for its red tape reduction efforts - the highest grade possible. The government puts a priority on making regulations clear, transparent and streamlined to help businesses get up and running quickly and keep costs down.