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POTASH IN CANADA
Why it All Matters

When we dig deeper, it’s easy to understand why a competitive and growing potash industry in Canada matters. The numbers prove it. If we haven’t convinced you yet, read on.

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By the Numbers

# 1

Canada is first in global potash production (right now)

2 nd

Potash is the 2nd most valuable metal/mineral product in Canada trailing only gold

$ 5.52B

$5.52B contribution to GDP / $516M in taxes (federal, provincial and local)

1.057 RIFR

Mining is one of the safest industries in Saskatchewan and Canada (1.057 RIFR rate – annual injury rate per 100 full-time employees)

5,100

5,100 jobs (indirectly responsible for many more jobs and careers)

2:1

For every direct job in the mining industry, there are at least two jobs in the mining supply and service sector

$ 1B

$1B in wages annually from the Canadian potash industry

$ 15.5M

$15.5 million in community investment (2017) by potash producers in Canada

Big Impact

Long-term Future Impacts

Lack of transparency in how decisions are made affects the confidence of exploration and mining companies in assessing Saskatchewan and Canada as a predictable and stable jurisdiction for future investments.

When an industry is doing well, it is a magnet for talent – global mining companies are and can recruit key talent from Canada

The global potash players are publicly-traded companies

Investors can buy stock in many global potash companies and easily compare them

Their investment provides funds that allow potash companies in Canada to create new jobs, invest in their employees, expand or improve their operations

When companies aren’t performing at their best and uncertainty is created through government policy – investors will choose top performers with more guaranteed futures, wherever they are located

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