This $4 billion, three phase, infrastructure project will deliver powerful economic benefits to the Province, as outlined in “Prairie Prosperity”, a recent report released by Western Economic Diversification Canada.
- An estimated $35.5-$83 Billion increase in the Province’s Gross Domestic Project over the next 50 years.
- The addition of up to $20 billion in tax revenues to support public services such health, education and social services.
- 22,700 person years of employment per year, at project maturity, and a total of 27,800 person years of employment during the 8-10 year build phase.
- $23.5 billion increase in personal incomes, over the life of the projects.
- Diversification of the province’s agricultural portfolio to include table crops such as potatoes, corn, carrots, beets, lettuce, cabbage, cucumber and other potential common vegetables.
- Enhanced food security to protect Saskatchewan consumers during potential future pandemic situations.
- Improved environmental and water sustainability to Buffalo Pound Lake through an improved upland Qu’Appelle River channel.
- Improved climate resiliency and adaptation through enhanced capability to respond to droughts.