Saskatchewan’s population topped the 1.1 million mark for the first time ever, growing by more than 100,000 people in the last six years.
Well on the way to reaching the goal of 1.2 million people by 2020.
Through the first nine months of 2013, the number of people working in Saskatchewan is up by nearly 20,000, on average, compared to 2012.
Unemployment in September 2013 was 4.3% - the lowest in Canada for the ninth consecutive month.
Saskatoon and Regina are forecast to have the strongest economic growth among Canadian cities in 2013 at 5.2% and 5.0% respectively.
The Conference Board of Canada expects the economies of both cities to grow at three times the national average in 2013.
DELIVERING ON OBJECTIVES
- Maintaining a balanced budget;
- Investing $847.5 million in infrastructure this year, one-third of the targeted investment of $2.5 billion over three years, to meet the challenges of growth;
- Adding 300 new Adult Basic Education spaces to reduce the waitlist by 12%; and
- Continuing to reduce surgical wait times in the province.