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Sifto Canada

Sifto Canada Corporation
Company typesubsidiary
IndustrySalt Mining and marketing
HeadquartersMississauga, Ontario, Canada
Key people
Fran Malecha, CEO
Number of employees
800 [1]

Sifto Canada, Sifto Salt, or simply Sifto Salt Canada is a salt mining and marketing company based in Canada, with its primary products being table salt, fine evaporated salt, water conditioning salt, agricultural salt, and highway deicing salt.[2] Sifto Canada is wholly owned by Compass Minerals.

Sifto was founded by Sam Platt who was prospecting for oil in 1866, and instead of oil encountered rock salt in Goderich Harbour on Lake Huron. Sifto Canada was formed in 1950 and the company was acquired by the United States chemical company Compass Minerals in the 1990s. The Goderich mine developed into the largest salt mine in Canada and remains a key source of salt for the company.[3]


In addition to distribution facilities across the country, Sifto Canada operates the following production facilities:[4][5]

The Goderich salt mine has a production capacity of 9 million tons per year, and produces 7,250,000 tons per year, while the evaporation plants in Goderich, Unity, and Amherst have the capacity to produce a total of more than 470,000 tons.[7] It is the largest underground salt mine in the world.[8]

Sifto Salt Mine and processing plant in Goderich, Ontario Canada

See also


  1. ^ Profile Canada: Sifto Canada Inc.
  2. ^ "Sifto Canada Corp. - Complete Profile - Company Directories". Industry Canada. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2011-02-08.
  3. ^ "Sifto Canada Corp. - June 2009 - The Canadian Business Journal". George Media Network. Retrieved 2011-02-08.
  4. ^ "Sifto Canada - Locations". Sifto Canada. Retrieved 2011-02-09.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "List of Mining and Mineral Processing Operations in Canada - Salt". Natural Resources Canada. Archived from the original on 2012-08-18. Retrieved 2011-02-09.
  6. ^ "Town of Unity, Saskatchewan - Unity and District Chamber of Commerce". Town of Unity. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2011-02-09.
  7. ^ "Salt In Canada". Sifto Canada. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2011-02-09.
  8. ^ "World's Largest Underground Salt Mine - Goderich, Ontario". Compass Minerals. July 18, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2023.
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