180 jobs supported through PrairiesCan investments of over $10.2 million in agri-food and advanced manufacturing innovation, and community revitalization
Saskatchewan is a global leader in agriculture and food processing, and home to world-class advanced manufacturing solutions companies that are helping feed Canadians and the world and sustains countless jobs.
Many of these companies are located in small towns across the province, like Perdue, Yorkton and Emerald Park, generating economic benefits for these communities.
Today, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan, announced a federal investment of $7.9 million to help five high-growth Saskatchewan businesses access the resources they need to scale-up and bring their innovative products and services to new markets. The investment supports key sectors of Saskatchewan’s economy, including agriculture, agri-food and advanced manufacturing.
Minister Hutchings also announced an additional $2.3 million to build and improve recreation, tourism and community infrastructure in 13 urban, rural and Indigenous communities across Saskatchewan.
These investments, totalling $10,215,570, will help create vibrant urban and rural communities and ensure that Saskatchewan businesses thrive as strong contributors to the Prairie economy now and into the future, all while sustaining good jobs for Canadian workers.