Today Government Relations Minister Larry Doke announced the creation of the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency – a new Treasury Board Crown which will be responsible for managing Saskatchewan’s 911 emergency dispatching services. ‘This new Crown…
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More people are calling Saskatchewan home today as the province’s population grew by 4,376 during the second of quarter of 2017.
Over the year, from July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017, Saskatchewan’s population rose by 15,337, which represented the fifth highest growth rate among the provinces.
Saskatchewan’s population has increased from 1,002,048 to 1,163,925 during the last decade – the equivalent of adding more than four cities the size of Prince Albert. Since 2007, the population has grown faster than it has in more than 80 years.
“Saskatchewan continues to attract people looking for opportunity and a welcoming environment to build a career and raise a family,” Economy Minister Steven Bonk said. “We have weathered the worst of the resource downturn and there is much cause for optimism today. These numbers reflect that sentiment.”
Saskatchewan’s population has grown for 45 consecutive quarters. From July 1, 1997 to July 1 2007, the population declined by more than 15,000 people.
Source: Government of Saskatchewan
The minimum wage in Saskatchewan will increase to $10.96 an hour, from $10.72 an hour, on October 1, 2017.
The increase was calculated using an indexation formula that has been used since 2011.
Saskatchewan’s legislation provides for an annual review based on changes to the consumer price index and the average hourly wage for the previous year. Any changes to the minimum wage are announced by June 30. Changes take effect October 1.
There are approximately 49,900 minimum wage and low wage earners in Saskatchewan. The majority are women (62 per cent in 2016) and youth ages 15-19 (35 per cent). Nearly 70 per cent of low wage earners work in retail or accommodation and food services.
For more information on minimum wage, visit www.saskatchewan.ca.