Murad Al-Katib, AGT Food and Ingredients

Good Things are Growing in Regina

Canada is a global agricultural leader, and that puts in a critical position when it comes to feeding a growing global population. It’s a huge responsibility that also offers countless opportunities. Saskatchewan boasts 46.8% of Canada’s total field crop acreage, 35% of the global pulse market and is Canada’s second-largest beef-producing province. And Regina is in the middle of it all.

Saskatchewan is the world’s largest exporter of peas, lentils, durum, wheat, mustard seed, canola, flaxseed and oats – and Regina is your first stop on the protein highway. Over the next 10 years, attraction of top food processing and ingredient manufacturing companies to the area is a key opportunity for Regina’s economy.

1.067 Billion

in Sales

$341.6 Million

in GDP

2.3%

GDP

*All stats are from 2019, unless otherwise stated. 
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CONNECT YOUR BUSINESS TO THE WORLD

Easily get your products to the world market from Regina through one of its two intermodal hubs: Global Transportation Hub (GTH) and the newly built state-of-the-art container and intermodal terminal facility Chuka Creek Business Park.  From Regina businesses can reach 60 million consumers within a day’s drive, over 270 million within two days and world markets through rail and port access.  

 
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A LABOUR FORCE THAT WORKS

Saskatchewan has the best returns on labour investment among all provinces in value-added agriculture. Over half of all employees in the province have post-secondary education or training. Historic ties to agriculture create a passionate and experienced value-added agriculture workforce. (Source: ThinkSask.ca)

  • Saskatchewan has one of the lowest corporate income tax rates in Canada (12% as of Jan. 2020), combined with low operating costs and competitive, targeted incentives

  • Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant pays up to $10,000 in training resource assistance per trainee. A maximum of $250,000 per company per year is available to help employers train workers to meet their specific workforce needs
  • Saskatchewan Value-Added Agriculture Incentive – offering a npn-refundable, non-transferrable 15% tax rebate on eligible capital expenditures valued at $10 million or more for newly constructed or expanded value-added agriculture facilities 

2,483

Employees

2nd youngest

major provincial city in Canada

6th fastest growing

major provincial city in Canada (1.9%)

*All stats are from 2019, unless otherwise stated. 
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REGINA IS HOME TO WORLD-LEADING AGRIBUSINESS AND FOOD COMPANIES

Regina is home Protein Industries Canada, a pan-prairie 'supercluster' designed to bring together research &development resources and industry to help develop new products that add value to crops such as wheat, canola, and lentils and other pulses.  

Major agriculture companies in Regina include Farm Credit CanadaViterraBrandt Group of Companies, AGT Food and Ingredients, Mosaic Company, DOT Technologies, JGL Group of CompaniesAveena Foods, and Simpson Seeds

We've been globally successfully based in Regina and we're going to continue growing. MURAD AL-KATIB, AGT FOOD AND INGREDIENTS

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See how we can help. Reach out to our Agriculture and Food sector expert, Julia McKenzie.