Saskatchewan Population Now Almost 1.130 Million

Written by Shanna Empey on Thursday, 18 December 2014

Saskatchewan Population Now Almost 1.130 Million Economic Development  Statistics Canada Saskatchewan

The latest figures released by Statistics Canada points to a substantial increase in Saskatchewan’s population.

There are currently 1,129,899 people living in the province, an increase of over 18,000 in the past year.

“We credit the people of Saskatchewan and credit our resources, but I think as a government, we have tried to do some things to help that along,” said Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall. “We’ve revamped and had a more aggressive approach to immigration. Now the number of nominees under the SNIP program has increased over 200% from the days of the previous government. We’ve also been able to focus on things like the Graduate Retention Program. Over 50,000 graduates are enrolled in that program, and earning up to $20,000 of their tuition back, but they have to stay in the province to do it.”

Wall adds the governement’s commitment to growth and the expanding tax base has continued to allow citizens to pay for a higher quality of life.

via Local News

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