Work is officially underway on the new expansion at the Louis Dreyfus Canola Processing Facility at Yorkton.

Premier Scott Moe was on hand for the official sod-turning event.

He noted that Canola is a key part of our provincial economy and Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan. 

"That is why we’re committed to increasing canola crushing in our province to 75 per cent by 2030. This expansion project will put us on track to exceed that goal, which means more jobs and opportunities for the great people of our province."

When complete, the Louis Dreyfus facility will have a crush capacity of over two million metric tons, more than double its current capacity. 

The Yorkton expansion is expected to be complete by 2025.