Decade of growth for Saskatchewan
September 28, 2017, 5:21 am
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. Previously, from July 1, 1997 to July 1 2007, the population declined by more than 15,000 people.
Moosomin's population grew at the highest rate in the region in the latest census, with growth of more than 10 per cent.