Fishing is not a big industry but some fishing is done on lakes and rivers in the northern half of the province. Whitefish, pickerel, and lake trout are the primary commercial species. Fishing is becoming more important in the south as farmers are using artificial and natural lakes for their own needs.
Mining is a growing industry. The main products that are mined are potash, petroleum, uranium, natural gas and coal. They also produce antimony, copper, and gold.
Many people are employed by manufacturing companies that produce foods and beverages, chemicals, fabricated metal goods, machinery and wood products.