Saskatoon: Real Growth. Real Opportunities
Major city in the province of Saskatchewan
- Saskatoon Is The Fastest Growing, Youngest City In Canada (StatsCan)
- Culture thrives in Saskatoon where diverse traditions, religions and languages are respected and celebrated.
- Home to the world’s largest uranium producing company and the largest fertilizer company.
- 30% of Canada’s Ag-Biotech industry is in Saskatoon; Canada’s center for plant and animal genome science.
- Over 40% of Canada’s arable is in Saskatchewan
- 190,000 km. highway and road network throughout the province, CN and CPR intermodal terminals connect to the US, and both eastern and western Canada; all at the HUB of Saskatoon.
Saskatoon has created a successfully diverse manufacturing sector by creating products specifically adapted for a local need and then exported internationally to other niche markets. Our local manufactures have pioneered many new innovative products – everything from satellite communications technology, dry land farming equipment, to robotic mining equipment. MORE....
Life Sciences & Biotechnology
The Saskatoon Region Biotechnology and Life Sciences cluster is recognized as a leading Canadian centre for research and development in Biotechnology. The University of Saskatchewan and Innovation Place are home to world renowned institutions like the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac), the Canadian Light Source Inc. (CLS), and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Saskatoon Research Centre. MORE....
Mining & Energy -
Saskatchewan has almost two-thirds of the world’s recoverable potash reserves and is the world’s second largest exporter of uranium. The Saskatoon region alone has seven potash mines in operation. Province wide, the industry is planning $20 billion in mine expansions over the next 20 years. Saskatchewan’s value of mineral production was $7.2 billion in sales in 2013. MORE....
A significant amount of construction investment continued to spur growth in the region, with over $1 Billion invested in the past year. Driven by employment and population growth, the demand for housing in Saskatoon continues at a significant rate. Following a record year in 2012, the number of housing starts returned to the 2011 levels with housing starts at 2,980 units in 2013. MORE....
Transportation & Logistics -
Saskatoon is the commercial and manufacturing centre for Saskatchewan, and was identified as one of Canada’s “Hub Cities” by the Conference Board of Canada. From its central location, the Saskatoon Region has excellent highway, air, and, rail transportation links to markets throughout North America. The region also has a highly competitive warehousing and distribution market with over 60 different trucking companies. MORE....