Saskatchewan’s population hit one more milestone today, reaching an all-time high according to figures issued by Statistics Canada today.
Saskatchewan’s population grew by 5,314 people in the second quarter of 2016, bringing the total population to 1,150,632 as of July 1st. This is the largest quarterly increase since the second quarter of 2013, and the third largest percentage increase among the provinces over the past quarter.
“There are many opportunities in our province and it’s great we continue to attract more people that will call Saskatchewan home,” Economy Minister Jeremy Harrison said. “The relative strength and diversity of our economy continues to show people this is a great place to live and to invest.”
For over 10 years, Saskatchewan’s economy has grown every quarter, making it one of the best decades for population increases in this province’s history.
“Saskatchewan continues to prove that this is a land of opportunity, and in spite of challenges in the resource sector of our economy, we continue to experience record population growth,” Harrison said.