News

February 09, 2018

Second Lowest Unemployment Rate in Canada

Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate was 5.4 per cent (seasonally adjusted) in January – tied for the second lowest rate among the provinces and below the national rate of 5.9 per cent according to Statistics Canada. 

February 08, 2018

Highest Urban Housing Starts Growth in Canada

Urban housing starts in Saskatchewan rose 123.5 per cent in January 2018 when compared with January 2017, the highest percentage increase among the provinces according to Statistics Canada. Nationally, housing starts were up only 4.8 per cent.

February 07, 2018

Building Permit Growth Leads the West

According to Statistics Canada, December 2017 building permits were up considerably in Saskatchewan, rising 69.7 per cent year over year (seasonally adjusted), the second highest percentage increase among the provinces, and the highest percentage increase in western Canada.  Nationally, permits were up only 11.5 per cent.

February 02, 2018

Premier Scott Moe Calls Three By-Elections

Immediately after being sworn in as Saskatchewan’s 15th Premier, Premier Scott Moe called three byelections to fill the vacant seats in Kindersley, Melfort and Swift Current.

February 02, 2018

New Saskatoon Group Home Opens

This newly purchased home will provide care to four people. Elmwood Residences currently operates 12 group homes, one 40-space manor, one supported independent living program and a day program.