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.


Funding Announcement

The mining industry in Saskatchewan will benefit from funding announced on July 30, 2015, by the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs Consular) and Member of Parliament for Blackstrap, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.

Western Economic Diversification Canada - News Release, July 30, 2015 


Past Events:


June 10, 2015 - Global Petroleum Show, Saskatchewan Business Reception

Hyatt Regency, Thomsons Restaurant, 700 Centre Street, S.E. Calgary, 5:30 to 8 pm

The Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy, the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association and the Petroleum Services Association of Canada hosted a business reception providing an opportunity to network with oil and gas producers and suppliers from Saskatchewan.  Brad Herald, Vice President, Western Canadian Operations, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, delivered keynote remarks.


May 17 to 23, 2015 was Saskatchewan Supply Chain Week

Please visit the Ministry of the Economy link below for details.

May 21, 2015 - SIMSA AGM

This event was held at the Parktown Hotel, Saskatoon, with approximately 80 people in attendance.  Guest speaker was Gil Van Buuren, Director of Engineering and Construction, Enbridge Inc.


May 12 & 13, 2015 - Pipeline Industry Overview

This 2-day course is designed to familiarize non-technical personnel in the pipeline construction and related supply and service industries, as well as financial, legal and government sectors with the basics of the pipeline industry.  This event was held in the Mendel Room at the Sandman Hotel, Saskatoon.   Facilitator was James Hale, Canadian Petroleum Training Institute.

April 28 - 30, 2015 - Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference was held April 28 - 30, 2015, in Regina, Saskatchewan.

John Soini, VP, Energy East Implementation, TransCanada


Brad Herald, VP, Western Canadian Operations, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers


April 14 & 15, 2015 - The 7th Annual Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum was held at Prairieland Park.

Presentation of appreciation to Honorable Bill Boyd, Minister of the Economy, by Tom Foster, Chairman, Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association – Mining Supply Chain Forum 2015

March 25 & 26, 2015 - Petroleum Industry Overview - Saskatchewan Focus

This 2-day course is designed to familiarize non-technical personnel in the petroleum and related supply and service industries, as well as financial, legal and government sectors with the basics of the upstream (exploration and production) and downstream (processing and marketing) petroleum industry.  This event was held at the Sandman Hotel, 310 Circle Drive West, Saskatoon.

March 10, 2015 - Doing Business with SaskPower – Breakfast Meeting

Presentation by Jim Mabee, Manager of Supplier Relations Management, SaskPower.  Event was held from 7:30 to 9 am at the Holiday Inn Express, 315 Idylwyld Drive North, Saskatoon.

December 3, 2014 - 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

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.