Jansen potash project

Production at Jansen, located in Saskatchewan, Canada, is expected to commence in late 2026. It will have an initial production capacity of 4.35 million tonnes a year, increasing the country’s output of potash by nearly 22 per cent.

About Jansen

Our CAD$7.5 billion (US$5.7 billion) investment in Jansen Stage 1 (JS1) was announced in 2021. The Jansen site, of which we own 100 per cent, is located approximately 140 kilometres east of Saskatoon. For potash, a new commodity for BHP, JS1 is the foundation for portfolio growth and key to our long-term ambitions.

Committed to Saskatchewan
BHP is committed to contributing to a strong and sustainable Saskatchewan by leveraging the province's strengths in the economy, talent, and expertise. We are proud to be an active member of the local community and have contributed over CAD$44 million since 2015 to support initiatives in the province, including through Opportunities Agreements with six First Nations communities.   

Potash is an essential resource

The Jansen mine will produce potash

As the world’s population rises, access to arable land decreases and diets improve, potash is essential for more sustainable farming. At a time when fertilisers enriched by potash are critical for food security, BHP is well positioned to become one of the leading potash producers in the world.

Jansen at a glance

Our Jansen project in Saskatchewan, Canada has the potential to be one of the largest potash mines in the world, providing a rich source of potassium to create nutrient-rich soils able to maximise food production.

A feasibility study to explore a second stage of Jansen is currently underway. If approved, it would increase capacity and longevity of the mine.
CAD$7.5b Investment in Jansen Stage 1
∼CAD$1.8bDirect and indirect contribution to local GDP during the construction phase1
∼3,500Jobs will be created at peak construction
∼600Permanent roles created once production begins
60% less Fresh water consumed2
50% less Carbon emissions per tonne of product2

Careers at Jansen

We are building an operational workforce that reflects the communities we’re part of. This includes an aspirational goal for gender balance3 within our employee workforce globally by the end of FY2025 and 20 per cent Indigenous representation in the Jansen workforce by the end of FY2026.

Visit our careers website to access career opportunities with Potash in Canada. 

Visit our project website to access contract opportunities for Jansen Stage 1. 

With respect and gratitude, we operate in Treaty 4, 6, 19 territory and on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of Coast Salish peoples and the homeland of the Métis.


Based on data provided by BHP and compiled by PwC

Compared to average Saskatchewan potash mine

3 We define gender balance as a minimum 40 per cent women and 40 per cent men in line with the definitions used by entities such as the International Labour Organisation and HESTA.