– K + S Potash Canada joined our Indigenous HR Strategy in June 2022 –
They are a Supporting Investor with Tokata HR Solutions. We are proud to work with them to help build their Indigenous workforce!
K + S Potash Canada (KSPC) Company Overview
K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) is part of the K+S Group, a German-based company that has been mining and processing potash and salt for over 125 years. K+S Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of mineral products which are used in everything from agriculture to consumer products.
The K+S Potash Canada story began in 2010 when the K+S Group acquired Potash One, a Canadian junior mining and exploration company. Following the acquisition in 2011, K+S Potash Canada was formed and over the next five years, the $4.1 billion CAD Bethune Potash Mine (formerly known as the Legacy Project) was constructed in the rural municipality of Dufferin, Saskatchewan.
Potash production began in 2017 and today, KPSC has more than 400 permanent employees across three different locations in Canada ranging from operators and tradespeople to accountants and IT specialists, and many professions in between.
KSPC company headquarters is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, but the large majority of employees are based at the company’s mine in Bethune. KSPC’s transportation and logistics hub is located in Port Moody, BC, and a small team oversees KSPC’s shipping operations. The small and agile team of employees based in Port Moody – along with one team member in Saskatchewan – works with our partners Pacific Coast Terminals and Canadian Pacific Rail. Together, they get our products shipped to customers all over the world from South East Asia to South America.
K+S Potash Canada is committed to offering a competitive compensation package, benchmarked to the markets where we operate. KSPC’s total target compensation package is based on a Pay for Performance philosophy. It includes two components – fixed (base) pay and short-term incentives (bonuses), which reward employees for their contributions towards the culture and success of the organization, our teams, and individuals.
How K+S Potash Canada supports the Indigenous community:
K+S Potash Canada is commitment to building and sustaining positive relationships with Indigenous peoples, communities, and business partners is apparent in our Indigenous Relations policy. This policy was developed in 2019 in consultation with past and present Indigenous leaders, academics, and business partners.
At its core is a commitment to continually improve upon it and ensure meaningful engagement and participation throughout KSPC’s business practices.
As an organization, KSPC is committed to:
- Having long-lasting relationships with the local Indigenous people and communities in the regions where they work.
- Employing a leadership team and workforce that endorses these commitments and strives to engage local Indigenous people and communities, such that KSPC becomes a primary example for other organizations to follow.
- Employing a diverse workforce that is representative of Indigenous people, reflective of the overall populations of locations within which KSPC operates and is educated about KSPC’s local Indigenous communities.
- Being a respectful environmental steward of the treaty territory on which its mine operates.
- Sourcing and aligning the direct procurement opportunities of KSPC, as well as the indirect procurement opportunities of KSPC’s contractors, to local Indigenous businesses with a goal of further developing local Indigenous business capacity for long-term mutual benefits of the local Indigenous communities and KSPC.
- Supporting community investment opportunities that align with the values of local Indigenous communities and of KSPC.
Current and past Indigenous initiatives and larger Indigenous events K+S Potash Canada participated in
Proudly supporting local communities and additional organizations and initiatives such as:
- PhD Level Sponsor of First Nations University Spring Powwow
- North Central Community Association
- FNU Indigenous Entrepreneurship Camp
- Miyo-Wîcîwitowin Day
KSPC is also proud to work with SIIT and the Mining Industry Pre-Employment Program.
Frequent positions K+S Potash Canada hires for
At K+S Potash Canada, they know that our greatest strength is found in the contributions of their employees. From the moment you become part of our diverse and talented team, your opinion matters – and each day, your suggestions, ideas, and input will be engaged to create the best possible culture. This is the key to our shared success: a fulfilling workplace of new, exciting, and innovative techniques, tools and practices that make each day unique.
KSPC frequently hires for Process Operators as well as Maintenance and Production Labourers at the Bethune mine.
From time to time the company also has openings in maintenance trades and throughout all areas of the organization including Engineering, Human Resources, Communications, Finance and Corporate Affairs and many other areas in between!
KSPC works hard to be an employer of choice and strongly support the personal growth and development of their employees and believe their success is essential to the long-term success of our company.
KSPC also has the Operations Progression Program (OPP) to give employees internal and external training to develop technically and professionally by progressing through production areas at their mine. Performance and behavioural driven, OPP requires that employees show consistent and timely performance while completing competencies in each training block. This best-in-class program, offers a pay increase to employees each time they successfully complete one of these blocks.
As part of the Operations Progression Program, employees have the opportunity to move into apprenticeship programming. K+S Potash Canada’s Apprenticeship Program provides opportunities for journeyperson certification – and dual certification – to employees who are committed to growing within their organization while balancing the needs of the company. The program also provides leadership opportunities for employees wishing to become mentors for apprentices.
Both apprenticeship and OPP programs were refined using employees’ ideas and input.
KSPC has a pay-for-performance approach featuring fixed base compensation and short-term bonuses and a competitive benefits package for employees.
How can you get involved with K+S Potash Canada?
– You can get involved with K+S Potash Canada careers by working with the team at Tokata HR Solutions –
As we partner with K+S Potash Canada, we are looking for great talent like YOU to recruit, train and coach for careers at K+S Potash Canada.
To be eligible for opportunities with K+S Potash Canada:
- Create a candidate profile with Tokata HR Solutions by visiting www.tokata.ca
- Visit our website for career opportunities with KSPC and other partner organizations we work with.
- Attend our career events to enhance your resume, interview, networking and leadership skills!
- Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to book a FREE meet and greet session with one of our HR Consultants to help career plan for your future!