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Operational Highlights
The improvements to our facilities and our focus on
a number of operational enhancements have improved
the entertainment experience for our customers
and will provide long-term sustainable returns for
our beneficiaries.
Over the past five years, we have successfully grown
our company by expanding our operations to two new
markets in Saskatchewan. With the help of SIGA’s First
Nations development partners, the company has created
an unprecedented $125M in economic investment on
reserves in Saskatchewan.
During 2011, we completed major expansions to both the
Dakota Dunes and Northern Lights Casinos to provide a
better environment for all our staff and patrons. We are
proud that our casinos have become a valued attraction
to the communities in which we operate.
SIGA also invests to provide the newest product, quality
food, and outstanding hospitality and service to ensure
our customers receive outstanding entertainment value.
Providing employment opportunities for First Nations
people is an essential part of SIGA’s mission and vision as
an organization. Overall, SIGA employs over 1,200 First
Nations people, or 65% of the total staffing complement,
making the company one of the largest employers of
First Nations people in the country.
Our people are our most valuable resource, and SIGA
remains committed to developing our employees by
investing in our people through a variety of learning
opportunities. SIGA Human Resources conducted over
5,000 learning events in 2011/2012. Training included
orientation, responsible gaming, and job-specific
knowledge and skills. SIGA also provided opportunities
and support to employees for future growth, with a full
time career counsellor assisting employees in developing
career goals, designing an educational development plan
and creating career plans with SIGA providing educational
support. In 2011, SIGA also began to focus on providing
opportunities to improve essential skills, by partnering
with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education
& Labour and the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of
Technologies (SIIT) on the Workplace Essential Skills
project. Through these and many other opportunities,
SIGA remains committed to providing opportunities for
our employees to develop the skills they need to succeed
in the workplace now and in the future.
SIGA operates six First Nations owned casinos in Saskatchewan. The casinos feature 1,870 slot machines; 52 live table
games; a full line of food and beverage services and a live entertainment stage in each facility. In addition, the casinos
provide their own unique brand of First Nations hospitality and service.
SIGA’s intent with each casino is to design a modern facility that reflects the region, the people and First Nations tradition.
SIGA continues to reinvest in our casinos with features that are rooted in First Nations culture and natural elements
reflecting the area.