Cargill breaks ground on canola processing plant

Regina, Sask. – Cargill broke ground on July 19, marking the start of construction on its new $350 million canola processing plant in Regina, Sask.

The new facility will have a production capacity of one million tons and will support the growing global demand for canola products.

The new Regina facility will be Cargill’s second canola processing facility in Saskatchewan and third in Western Canada.

Cargill, which first announced plans to build the facility in April, expects the project to be completed by 2024.

“We are excited to be building a new, state-of-the-art canola processing facility in Regina,” said Jeff Vassart, President, Cargill Canada. “We see strong potential in the growth and competitiveness of the canola processing industry and look forward to helping growers across Saskatchewan access the growing market demand.”

Scott Moe, Premier of Saskatchewan, who attended the groundbreaking ceremony, added: “Our government is grateful for Cargill’s investment in Saskatchewan and its support for sustainable supply chains around the world. The investment will strengthen our agricultural sector by creating welcome jobs and increasing value-added production, and cementing Saskatchewan’s position as a global canola crushing powerhouse.”

Cargill Canada is headquartered in Winnipeg, MAN and employs more than 8,000 people across Canada. Its business interests in Canada include processing of beef, poultry, and oilseeds and manufacturing livestock feed. It is also involved in the retail sale of crop input products, as well as grain handling, milling, and salt distribution and marketing.