September 2010 - IN THIS ISSUE

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 …

A Few Words from Rod’s Corner

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but we’re not waiting. Thank you for working with us to get through the past period of global economic uncertainty. With your support, and through proper governance and management, we have not only weathered the storm successfully, but have come out of these times a stronger company, more capable …