Projects Driving Moose Jaw's Economy

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PROJECTS Several multi-million dollar projects in the area are helping drive the local economy:

K+S POTASH CANADA LEGACY MINE The mine is located 58 kilometers north of Moose Jaw, near the village of Bethune. Building of this $4.25B solution potash mine is well underway and the company plans to be operational by the fall of 2016. K+S Potash Canada’s head office is located in Saskatoon.

K+S, one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers with hundreds of opportunities, including: industrial mechanics, instrumentation mechanics, electricians, pipefitters, welders, and power engineers. Production positions will be of interest to those with skills training plus previous industrial experience. It is expected that many of these new employees will live in Moose Jaw giving them the opportunity to live close-to-home while working in the resource sector, a big plus for mine workers who want to remain near family and friends.

CP RAIL SPUR (TO K+S) CP is constructing a multi-million dollar 30-kilometer rail spur from Belle Plaine to the Legacy site. KPCL was awarded the major grading contract; this is one of the largest earth moving projects in Western Canada with completion expected by fall of 2016.

CITY OF MOOSE JAW $120M 20-Year Cast Iron and Infrastructure Replacement Program project construction will start in 2016. Streets, roads, bridges, sanitary sewer systems and replacement of the pipeline to Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant ($29.3M) are other infrastructure pieces in need of replacement.

$27M CIVIC CENTRE PLAZA construction has started, adding 70,000 square feet of new commercial retail space to local inventory by 2016. The new Starbucks will be located in this mall.

SAVE-ON-FOODS The Jim Pattison Group is opening four Save-On-Foods stores in the Province – part of the Overwaitea Food Group from BC – and one of them will be in Moose Jaw possibly by 2018. The new grocery store may be located in the former and now vacant Zellers Store (Town & Country Mall).

TIM HORTONS Planned for a location to serve South Hill starting construction in 2016.

RONA Rona has opened its doors at the former Sobey’s store location, creating almost 70 new jobs.

MONTANA’S RESTAURANT Opened in December 2015, located off busy Thatcher Drive.

SUBURBAN EXTENDED STAY HOTEL Opening summer 2016.

GLENCORE Opening two new modular apartment buildings opening fall 2016.

DEMOLITION OF THE UNION HOSPITAL will be completed in early 2016. The City of Moose Jaw will purchase the six acre parcel of land from the Province for $680,000 and make it available for development.

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR AG VALUE-ADDED INVESTMENTS IN THE CORRIDOR

  • CWB State-of-the- art High Through Put Grain Elevator PASQUA (10 kilometers east of Moose Jaw).This is a 42,000 metric tonnes of storage facility with 134 car loop track and cleaning facilities scheduled to open in early 2016 and will create approximately 30 jobs.
  • ILTA’s Processing-Plant for Specialty Crops (est. $20M) The company is building a new processing plant located at Belle Plaine site within the Moose Jaw Regina Industrial Corridor. The project includes a $5M rail spur.
  • City of Moose Jaw Industrial Park The City of Moose Jaw is attracting the attention of global companies interested in building ag and other types of processing and distribution facilities within its new industrial park, located SE of the city. The city is looking for buyers wanting serviced, heavy industrial park land requiring access to water, sewer, waste water treatment, power, gas, road and rail infrastructure. The differentiator for the City’s industrial park is the availability of large parcels of City land (over 300 acres) for sale with the potential of being serviced by a rail spur with access to CP’s mainline.
  • Upgrades to the Buffalo Water Plant The Cities of Moose Jaw and Regina announced plans to improve and expand the plant over the next ten years; cost of the upgrades is roughly $140 million. The City of Moose Jaw owns a 25% share in the facility while Regina holds 75%.
  • SaskPower’s new double-circuit 230-kilovolt transmission line from Pasqua switching station just east of Moose Jaw to the Swift Current switching station. The power line will be approximately 223 kilometers long and is estimated to cost $73 - $83 million. Replacement of aging power lines and adding a second conductor will increase capacity.