Economic Development Officer
Tel: (306) 786-1747
Fax: (306) 786-6880
Yorkton has a diversified economic base with more than 1,000 businesses, which employ over 9,000 workers. Manufacturing, food processing, construction, agribusiness, retail trade, and healthcare are the current strengths of Yorkton’s economy.
- Yorkton is in the middle of the largest and richest potash field in east central Saskatchewan. The majority of potash mines are serviced from communities within 100 kilometers, with the majority of projects within 120 km of Yorkton.
The city’s labor market area covers approximately 32,600 square kms, 5.1% of Saskatchewan’s total area. Yorkton has a regional labour force of approximately 62,900 people available within this area. This represents about 6% of Saskatchewan’s total population.
Yorkton has been featured as one of Alberta Venture Magazine’s Best Communities for Business in the category of “Community on the Rise” for 2012. The pace of the economic growth in the past few years and the excellent potential for future growth, especially in the resource sector, made it possible to receive this distinction.
Yorkton’s excellent level of educational, healthcare and leisure services, expanding housing sector, competitive business environment, and readily available amenities are just a few of the reasons why Yorkton is one of the best places to live, work, visit, and invest.