Manufacturing plays a key role in Saskatchewan, making up 7% of the provincial GDP. In 2016, manufacturing shipments totaled $14.3 billion.Saskatchewan manufacturers have achieved many world firsts –in everything from satellite communications technology and dryland farming equipment to in-road scales for the trucking industry.


Key manufacturing clusters include:

  • Machinery, transportation and industrial equipment;
  • Food, crop and beverage processing;
  • Wood, steel and plastic products; and
  • Chemical manufacturing.


Emerging clusters include:

  • Aerospace and defence;
  • Specialty automotive products, UAVs; and
  • Electronics and instrumentation.Estevan’s location on the North-South trade corridor (Central North American Trade Corridor) creates tremendous investment opportunities which will benefit from the transportation corridor and the use of Automated vehicles for example.