As one of the three Prairie Provinces, Saskatchewan is well known for its highly developed agriculture, which is also the reason why it's been called "Canada’s Barn". Also known as the land of living skies, Saskatchewan has a flat and extensive landscape, where rivers and lakes add to the natural beauty of the province. Surrounded by Alberta, Manitoba, substantial northern tundra, and to the south by Montana and North Dakota, Saskatchewan is well equipped with public roads, railways, and airports, which makes it widely connected with other provinces and the United States.
Saskatchewan is an energy giant with diverse primary energy resource bases. The new party in power works hard for promoting advancement of province, as well as immigration policies with intent to attract skilled and experienced workers. Saskatchewan led Canada in economic growth within the two years facing the global economic depression and it is expected to do so again in the near future. At present, Saskatchewan has a growing number of Chinese communities, supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, and travel agencies and many public sectors have also hired Chinese employees.
Being one of the fastest growing places in Canada, Saskatchewan has approximately half of Canada’s cultivated farmland, and shares 15% of the sum of Canada’s agricultural output. Saskatchewan has been awarded as “the world’s bread basket”.
Furthermore, exports is Saskatchewan’s economic staple, where sylvite (49% of the world’s total exported sylvite), wheat (25%), flaxseed (42%), beans (24%) and mustard (29%), etc. are largely supplied. Moreover, oats, pork production, and sowers exports are also on the top three of the world exports. Saskatchewan’s primary export markets are the United States, Europe, China, Japan and Mexico.
Saskatchewan has received the praise of being an Academic Centre for being one of the centralized technologically advanced places in Canada. The University of Saskatchewan is the home to the Canadian Light Source, one of the world’s most advanced synchrotrons, and which is the only one in Canada. This research project has cost 170,000 million Canadian dollars and has been the largest one in the past 30 years. Saskatoon is recognized as Canada’s “biotechnology city”, where the most advanced biotechnology labs and bioprocessing facilities are located. The Innovation Place in Saskatoon is one of the most technologically advanced parks in North America. The world-famous Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (also known as VIDO) is also in the city along with 120 research institutions and 2000 researchers, which is concentrating on research and development in the areas of pharmacy, environment and agriculture, etc.