not registered yet? Register
Register for free access
Already registered? Login

Saskatchewan

Legislation

  • Crown Minerals Act 1985
  • Mineral Tenure Registry Regulations 2012
  • Mineral Taxation Act 1983
  • Environmental Assessment Act 1980

Regulatory Risk Rating

Minimal
Regulatory Risk

Regulatory Corruption Risk

Very Low
Regulatory Corruption Risk

Corruption Exposure Risk

Very Low
Corruption Exposure Risk
Regulatory Risk Rating Factors Risk Level
First Come / First Serve Subscribe
Application Criteria Subscribe
Duration Subscribe
Right to Renew Subscribe
Competing Licences Subscribe
Mineral Coverage Subscribe
Right to Mine Subscribe
Criteria for Mining Rights Subscribe
Tenure Subscribe
Surface Rights Subscribe
Government Take Subscribe
Transfer Rights Subscribe
Change of Control Subscribe
EIA Process Subscribe
Power to Revoke Subscribe
Age of Legislation Subscribe
Other Factors Subscribe

Saskatchewan’s mineral legislation follows the familiar narrative of several of the Canadian provinces which sit in the ‘Low Risk’ category. It will come as no surprise to the seasoned Canadian miner that the primary sources of risk within the legal framework are environmental permitting decisions and uncertainty around land access. Yet when viewed in its entirety, Saskatchewan emerges as a mining friendly destination from a regulatory perspective and one where many an investor can find the potential for success!

Contents

Legislation

  • Crown Minerals Act 1985
  • Mineral Tenure Registry Regulations 2012
  • Mineral Taxation Act 1983
  • Environmental Assessment Act 1980

Regulatory Risk Rating

Minimal
Regulatory Risk

Regulatory Corruption Risk

Very Low
Regulatory Corruption Risk

Corruption Exposure Risk

Very Low
Corruption Exposure Risk
Regulatory Risk Rating Factors Risk Level
First Come / First Serve Subscribe
Application Criteria Subscribe
Duration Subscribe
Right to Renew Subscribe
Competing Licences Subscribe
Mineral Coverage Subscribe
Right to Mine Subscribe
Criteria for Mining Rights Subscribe
Tenure Subscribe
Surface Rights Subscribe
Government Take Subscribe
Transfer Rights Subscribe
Change of Control Subscribe
EIA Process Subscribe
Power to Revoke Subscribe
Age of Legislation Subscribe
Other Factors Subscribe

Overview

Saskatchewan is the world’s largest potash producer and the second largest primary uranium producer – responsible for all of Canada’s uranium production. The McArthur River/Key Lake mine is the world’s largest high-grade uranium operation, though due to weaknesses in the uranium market, production at the site has been suspended (Nov 2020).

Saskatchewan is also known to possess a range of other minerals such as gold, base metals, coal, diamonds, platinum group metals and rare earth elements (Government Publication). Over the last 10 years the value of Saskatchewan’s mineral industry has more than doubled (Mining Canada). According to the Saskatchewan government, mineral production in the province in 2015 was valued at approximately $8.2 billion (CAD) – the largest increase of any province by value for that year. However, in 2016, low prices of uranium and potash had a large impact on Saskatchewan’s mining industry, which resulted in the province experiencing the largest drop in production value year-over-year in Canada – with the total value around $5.5 billion (Mining Canada). According to the Saskatchewan government, mineral sales from the province in 2019 were the fourth highest in the country, valued at approximately $7.4 billion (CAD).

[ Back to top ]


Regulatory Risk Ratings & Full Analysis

Please subscribe below to view this content.

Subscribe

[ Back to top ]


Regulatory Bodies

Please subscribe below to view this content.

Subscribe

[ Back to top ]


Key Features and Development Considerations

Please subscribe below to view this content.

Subscribe

[ Back to top ]


EIA Process & Environmental Considerations

Please subscribe below to view this content.

Subscribe

[ Back to top ]


Compare This Jurisdiction

Compare this juridiction with up to 3 others.

Compare this jurisdiction

[ Back to top ]


Legal Risk Report

Purchase the Legal Risk Report in PDF format.

Purchase report

[ Back to top ]