The Saskatchewan government has proclaimed this week mining week. The theme is Saskatchewan’s Critical Minerals Essential to Global Supply Chains which provides an opportunity to showcase the province’s world class supply chains. Despite the economic challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic Saskatchewan’s mining sales particularly in potash remain strong. In 2020 they generated six billion dollars. The provincial mining sector accounts for more than 11 percent of Saskatchewan’s gross domestic product and supports more than 12 thousand jobs across the province. Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan sets goals to reach nine billion dollars in potash sales and two billion in uranium sales by 2030.
Saskatchewan was recently recognized by the Mining Journal Intelligence World Risk Report as the number one global jurisdiction for mining investment opportunity.