Economic benefits

By driving import and export capability, we're supporting long-term economic success and sustainability for Saskatchewan.

The following economic indicators illustrate the positive impact the GTH has as a development engine for the province.

Private investment

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$485 million

Total private investment

Current industrial inventory

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1.5 million square feet (SF)

Using 20% of occupied land


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900 full-time jobs

Occupancy ratio

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1,667 SF per person

1.5 million SF / 900 people

Full-build forecast

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12.8 million square feet of building inventory

Labour capacity

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7,678 jobs on site

12.8 Million SF / 1,667 SF per person

Residential housing impact

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2,559 homes

7,678 jobs / average family size (3)

Residential construction impact

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$793 million

2,559 new homes × $310,000

Industrial construction impact

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$4.48 billion

12.8 million SF × $350 per SF

About 75 percent of what Saskatchewan produces is exported; continued development of the GTH will allow the province to capitalize on some of the world’s largest shipping volumes.

The GTH brings together rail, highway, and distribution centers into a shipping and logistics hub. This hub supports the Asia-Pacific Corridor: an initiative to establish world-class infrastructure to support import and export activities from Asia.