The Benefits

This 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.