Canada Jansen Potash Project


We hold exploration permits and mining leases in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, covering approximately 9,400km2.

Our Canadian operation consists of our Jansen Potash Project, located approximately 140 kilometres east of Saskatoon in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. We have announced an investment of US$5.7 billion in the Jansen Stage 1 project, of which we own 100 per cent.

We own 100 per cent of the project. Its large resource endowment provides the opportunity to develop it in stages, with anticipated initial capacity of 4.3 - 4.5 Mtpa. We estimate the demand for potash could double over the coming decades to meet our population's needs in a land-scarce, nutrient-depleted world.

Jansen Potash Project at a glance

BHP is proud to have had a presence in Saskatchewan for over a decade. We hold a number of potash exploration permits across the province.

The Jansen project is located approximately 140 kilometres east of Saskatoon, and will be one of the world's largest and most sustainable potash mines. Once Stage 1 is complete, it is expected to produce approximately 4.35 million tonnes of potash per year.
CAD$7.5b Investment in Jansen Stage 1
4.35Mtpa The anticipated initial capacity once Jansen Stage 1 is operational
3500 Approximately 3500 jobs will be created at peak construction
CAD$1.8bApproximately $1.8b direct and indirect contribution to local GDP during the construction phase.
CAD$44m Over $44m in donations and sponsorships across Saskatchewan since 2015
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Potash is a vital link in the global food supply chain.

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