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Saturday, March 28, 2015

In 2012, the Government of Saskatchewan launched the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth, saying that the purpose of growth is “to secure a better quality of life for all Saskatchewan people.”

On October 17, 2013, Premier Brad Wall presented the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth Progress Report. It highlights accomplishments to date and the work yet to do in support of a growing province.

Read More: Wall Releases One-Year Progress Report on Saskatchewan Plan for Growth

Download: Saskatchewan Plan for Growth – 2013 Progress Report


Population Growth:

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.

Job Growth:

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.

Economic Growth:

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.


  • 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.

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