The mining industry in Saskatchewan is a vital part of both the provincial and national economies. Natural resources that are mined in Saskatchewan include: potash, uranium, coal, diamonds and gold.

Canada is now one of the largest mining nations in the world, producing more than 60 minerals and metals, and Saskatchewan's mining industry is the third largest in Canada. The mining industry is a major player in Canada’s economy and contributes nearly 5% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product. Mining also accounts for 19% of Canada’s total exports. The products of mining provide not only many of the essential consumer goods we use but also much of the infrastructure that we rely on daily—highways, electrical and communications networks, and housing, to name a few. Sophisticated equipment and leading-edge technology have vastly improved the efficiency and safety of mining operations, resulting in a safety record that meets or beats that of most other industries in the country. Through the use of advanced mining technology and best practices, Canada’s mining industry continues to work toward sustainability, seeking to minimize the impact of mining operations on the natural environment and the communities in which they are located. The mining industry provides Canadians with job opportunities—more skilled workers are needed. Current estimates indicate that the mining industry will need thousands of additional workers each year up to the year 2016!

This is a complete list of careers in this industry. Click a title to learn more.


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  • Mechanical Engineer

    Lauren Arab

    Lauren Arab is a capital design engineer with Mosaic Potash. She manages capital projects at the Belle Plaine site and works with a team to find innovative solutions to maintenance and production requirements.

  • Mining Technician

    Jason Slinn

    Jason Slinn is a Mine Technician at Cameco’s Rabbit Lake Operation, the second largest uranium milling operation in the world. Although he grew up in Regina, Jason moved to La Ronge when he was 18 and immediately took to the northern lifestyle.

  • Mining Technologist

    One Girl's Adventure in Mining: Danielle Dunn

    Like so many teens, Danielle Dunn didn’t have a clear idea of what she wanted to do after high school. But one thing she knew for certain—she didn’t want to be tied to a desk.

  • Regulatory Compliance Coordinator

    Doing the World Good: Trent Hamilton

    When Trent Hamilton chose engineering, he didn’t have a clear idea of what he wanted to be. That’s something he slowly discovered while at university.

  • Graduate Health, Safety & Environment

    Haley Robinson

    When Haley Robinson left La Ronge to go to school, she travelled farther than most. She enrolled in the health studies program at Queen’s University in Ontario, and spent a year in England at a satellite campus located in an old castle.