Nickel & Alloys
Rare Earth Elements
Lithium Cobalt
Microphone, Speakers
& Vibration Unit
Nickel, Alloys
& Rare Earth Elements
Chips & Connectors
Copper & Helium

Saskatchewan is Abundant in Critical Minerals


The world is demanding what Saskatchewan has in abundance—and we are supplying it ethically and sustainably. Here are just a few of the uses for critical minerals across a variety of industries and uses:


A mineral containing potassium—an essential nutrient for plant growth. As a fertilizer, it’s used to produce healthy crops and feed the world.

Rare Earth Elements (REEs)

In electronics, clean energy, aerospace, automotive, and defence. Often made into permanent magnets—essential for smartphones, televisions, computers, automobiles, wind turbines, aircraft, and more.


Essential for electricity transmission, EVs, and many other emerging and clean technologies like solar cells. As demand increases for electric vehicles so will the need for copper.

Nickel & Cobalt

Used to make rechargeable batteries, while nickel is also used in the production of stainless steel. Demand for both is projected to rise more than 40% by 2030.


A fuel to produce clean energy from nuclear power plants, which generate electricity with zero emissions.


Used in many scientific, medical, and industrial technologies—MRI machines, space travel and research. A non-renewable, limited supply resource, with often no substitutes.


In rechargeable batteries for EVs and electronics such as laptops, cell phones and grid storage. Demand for lithium-ion batteries has grown significantly, driving global exploration and mining.

Click here to learn more about Saskatchewan’s plans to be a global critical mineral hub.