Promoting Saskatchewan solutions for the global resource industry

Saskatchewan is a province that has been blessed with strong resources like minerals, oil and gas deposits. Saskatchewan supplier companies have been providing world class solutions that have been used by resource companies in Saskatchewan and around the world.

The Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association, represents Saskatchewan based companies who provide goods and services to mining, oil and gas and industrial projects.

Upcoming Events:

April 14 & 15, 2015

The 7th Annual Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum

SIMSA is pleased to partner with the Saskatchewan Mining Association and the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy to organize the 7th Annual Saskatchewan Mining Association.  Further details and registration is available here

Past Events:

December 3, 2014 - Saskatoon

Supplying to the Oil Patch - A Breakfast Round Table Discussion with Marvin Romanow, former Nexen CEO

Marvin Romanow gave an overview of the oil and gas industry followed by a very  interesting, round table discussion with members on the subject of the industry and supplying to it.  Some discussion items included:

October 8 & 9, 2014

Oil & Gas 101

SIMSA hosted The Custom Introduction to the Canadian Oil & Gas Industry - Saskatchewan Focus in Regina October 8 & 9.  If you are interested in  supplying to the petroleum industry, this course is a good place to start. The October 8-9 “Introduction to the Oil & Gas Industry” training session gave the 30 participants an intensive, non-technical introduction to the industry with a particular focus on Saskatchewan. Held in Regina, the course provided the attendees with the background information necessary to consider doing business in the industry.  The sessions covered most aspects of the industry including exploration, drilling, reserves, production, economics, transportation and sustainability. George Sutherland of the Petroleum Institute for Continuing Education (PEICE) guided the participants through the related government, financial, legal, and service industries as well as the upstream and downstream aspects of the industry. Those attending felt the course was worthwhile and recommended it to others. If there is enough interest, the workshop may be offered in Saskatoon in 2015.

June 17, 2014

SIMSA Annual General Meeting

SIMSA held its first AGM on June 17th in Saskatoon.  After the AGM, SIMSA hosted a lunch with guest presenter, Mike Hogan, President, PCS Potash, who provided an update on the PotashCorp's Aboriginal Commitment and Supply Chain Opportunities.  Mr. Hogan's presentation can be accessed here:



March 13, 2014:

Saskatchewan Oil & Gas 101 Breakfast sold out!

Mr. Brad Herald, Manager of Operations with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) presented to a full room of Saskatchewan suppliers on March 13, 2014 in Regina.  Over 50 were in attendance for Mr. Heralds presentation on the Saskatchewan Oil & Gas industry.  Following the meeting Mr. Herald met with the SIMSA board to discuss potential opportunities to collaborate.

March 6-7, 2014:

SIMSA hosts South American Buyers!

SIMSA along with STEP and the Ministry of the Economy hosted a group of South American buyers in Saskatoon on March 6 and 7th in Saskatoon. The international guests visited Saskatchewan following Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in Toronto.  International guests represented global mining and energy companies from Brazil and Columbia.  SIMSA member profiles were provided to buyers followed with one-on-one meetings and site tours of Saskatchewan and SIMSA member companies.  Tom Foster, SIMSA Chair also presented on Saskatchewan Solutions for the Global Mining Industry.