Regina, Saskatchewan industry and resources


Regina, Saskatchewan industry and resources

Regina is a city in Saskatchewan, Canada. Its industry was originally largely confined to activities associated with its agricultural hinterland. Latterly oil and natural gas, potash, kaolin, sodium sulphite and bentonite have contributed a great part of Regina and area's economy. The farm and agricultural component is still a significant part of the economy but it is no longer the major driver of the economy; provincially it has slipped to eighth overall, well behind the natural resources sectors. The Innovation Place Research Park near the University of Regina hosts several science and technology companies.

Regina's major industries include:
* major call centres [ [http://www.gov.sk.ca/news?newsId=3263c29a-3f6d-4ff8-ac6a-43959d405d8c NEW CALL CENTRE CREATES JOBS IN REGINA - Government of Saskatchewan ] ]
* telecommunications
* insurance and data management centre
* agricultural chemicals and services and
* oil and gas exploration.

Regina has also experienced a boom in film and video production. Fact|date=July 2007 Several feature films, weekly TV programs, and documentaries are shot in and around Regina. Examples are CTV's "Corner Gas" and the 2005 movie "Just Friends".

The largest employers in Regina are the provincial government and its Crown Corporations. There are some 4,700 private-sector businesses in Regina, engaged in financial services, manufacturing and processing, telecommunications, retail and wholesale services, and agricultural support.

Oil and natural gas, potash, kaolin, sodium sulphite and bentonite contribute a great part of the econony of Regina, Saskatchewan, and the surrounding area. The farm and agricultural component is still a significant part of the economy, but it is no longer the prime driver of the economy. Regina has also experienced a boom in film and video production. Several feature films, weekly TV programs, and documentaries are shot in and around Regina. Examples are CTV's "Corner Gas" and the 2005 movie "Just Friends".

Major employers

The largest employers in Regina are the provincial government and its Crown Corporations There are some 4,700 private-sector businesses in Regina, engaged in financial services, manufacturing and processing, telecommunications, retail and wholesale services, and agricultural support; major employers in the private sector include IPSCO (western Canada's largest steel manufacturer); Co-op Heavy Oil Upgraders; Kalium Chemicals (potash mining); Bayer CropScience (agricultural chemicals); Degelman Industries (agricultural implement manufacturing); Brandt Industries (industrial and farm equipment manufacturing); Saskatchewan Wheat Pool (world's largest grain-handling cooperative); Sears Canada (Western Canada Call Centre) and Royal Bank of Canada (Western Canada Payroll Centre) [ [http://www.foundlocally.com/Regina/HR/Jobs-Employers.htm Regina Saskatchewan Top employers in Regina information, listings and links ] ] [http://www.bayercropscience.ca/our-company/default.aspx]

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