Manufacturing sales in Saskatchewan increased by 22.7 per cent in February 2017, compared to the previous year (seasonally adjusted). This was the second highest percentage increase among the provinces—significantly higher than the national average of 6.8 per cent.
Government today introduced and passed legislation to support individuals fleeing interpersonal violence and families of victims of crime.
The new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) will level the playing field for Saskatchewan businesses and workers as they pursue opportunities across the country, according to Saskatchewan’s Minister responsible for Trade.
Saskatchewan’s petroleum industry is showing signs of a positive start for 2017 after results for drilling activity during the first three months of the year were more than double the figures of 2016.
There were 2,000 jobs created in March 2017 in Saskatchewan when compared with March 2016.
Legislation, Regulations to be Amended This Spring
Non-residential building permits in Saskatchewan increased by 138.0 per cent (seasonally adjusted) between January and February 2017, well ahead of the 4.5 per cent decline recorded nationally. Saskatchewan had the second highest percentage increase among the provinces.
Up More Than 17,000 in 2016
The Government of Saskatchewan will take on responsibility for Wascana Centre as part of the 2017-18 Provincial Budget.
The 2017-18 Budget will continue to support Saskatchewan’s most vulnerable people with an increase of $73 million, or 6.9 per cent, to Social Services’ 2017-18 budget. This increase brings the ministry’s budget to $1.125 billion, the largest ever in Social Services’ history.