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Did You Know?

Did you know that our sodium sulphate is certified Kosher? Although sodium sulphate is obviously not a food, the Kosher Certification is required because sodium sulphate is used in dishwasher detergents that come in direct contact with items used to cook, serve and consume food.

Peak Performance

Alexandre Bilodeau – Moguls Gold Medal WinnerPeak Performance The pursuit of excellence. It’s the maxim of both Canada’s Olympic athletes and Saskatchewan Minerals. That’s why we are one of a tight group of Canadian private companies that proudly support B2Ten, a privately funded non-profit organization that supports elite athletes to succeed at the highest levels. …

Canada’s 50 Best Managed

Saskatchewan Minerals has been selected as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. This award honours Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. It looks at a company’s performance, growth, leadership, vision, dedication to core competencies and innovation.

Welcome to the Element

Welcome to The Element Rodney McCann – What I love about my job. Welcome to the premiere edition of The Element. This newsletter is our way of staying in touch with our most important customers and associates – you. Our goal is to keep you apprised of what’s new or significant in the world of …

Chaplin Lake

Preserving the Habitat and Educating Visitors Chaplin Lake is Canada’s second largest inland saline water body. Besides being a source of high quality sodium sulphate, the lake is also excellent habitat for a number of migratory shorebird species. Saskatchewan Minerals works closely with government, non-government organizations and the local community to ensure that the unique …

Your Vote Counts!

Help us decide how we can best help others. Here at home, and around the world, people and the environment are suffering the effects of the devastating catastrophes mentioned above. And we’d like to help out where we can. In the spirit of contribution, we’re asking for your participation. Please take a moment to visit …

Doing Our Part – Preserving Chaplin Lake

An Open Letter from Rodney McCann At a time when environmental disasters take their toll on the environment and on people’s very lives, it’s remained important for us as your supplier, partner, customer and employer to openly confirm that we at Saskatchewan Minerals have always practiced and will continue to be guided by the highest …

Film Documents Skills Competition

The growing importance of skills training is revealed in Punam Kumar Gill’s documentary Young Masters, which follows the journey of three competitors at the 40th WorldSkills Competition. These are the sorts of energetic young workers that companies like Saskatchewan Minerals will use to forge their futures.

Fierce Competition for Talent

Following years of sagging employment numbers, Industry Canada is now forecasting a labour market shortage that will have wide-ranging effects on employers in almost every industry. Leading economists are saying the unemployment figures will continue to decline, and a Bloomberg report indicates that the 9.5% rate of June and July this year will drop further …

Emerging from “The Bubble”

With near-record levels of natural gas in storage across North America, prices have slumped following a dramatic rise in production, resulting in a “bubble” effect that has lingered since 2008. Saskatchewan Minerals has been well positioned, benefitting from current low prices and the absence of higher priced hedges from previous years. Now, as the economy …