Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

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.

Software-based translations 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. The 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.

Government To Provide Relief Measures For Mining Industry

Released on June 5, 2020

As Mining Week concludes, the Government of Saskatchewan has announced amendments to The Mineral Tenure Registry Regulations that grant relief to the mining sector in response to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.  These amendments will provide mining exploration companies more time to raise necessary capital and access mine sites to carry out exploration activities, work programs and engage with local and First Nations communities.

“Our government recognizes the unique challenges that the mining sector has faced during the past few months,” Energy and Resources Minister Bronwyn Eyre said.  “Exploration constitutes the research and development of mining, and these measures provide companies more time to do that important work and to participate in our province’s economic recovery.”

The following amendments have been implemented:

  • Waiving expenditure requirements for the current term and subsequent 12 months for mineral claims and leases that were active on March 18, 2020, State of Emergency declaration date;
  • Allowing expenditures incurred during the period for which relief is granted to be applied toward expenditure requirements of The Mineral Tenure Registry Regulations; and
  • Allowing the holder to meet requirements for refund of deficiency deposits after the relief period has ended.

“Our exploration members are very grateful for the relief the Saskatchewan government has provided to Saskatchewan explorers,” Saskatchewan Mining Association President Pam Schwann said.  “It will further enhance Saskatchewan’s reputation as a destination for mineral exploration investment.”

These amendments apply to northern exploration programs for all Crown minerals including uranium, diamonds, gold, copper, zinc, cobalt and rare earth elements.  The relief measures come at no cost to the government, but allow companies to hold on to dispositions previously obtained.

For further information, companies can contact the Ministry of Energy and Resources Service Desk at 1-855-219-9373, or


For more information, contact:

Kristin Kutarna-Gates
Energy and Resources
Phone: 306-787-8360

We need your feedback to improve Help us improve