March 22, 2018

Another All-Time Population Record

Population was estimated to be 1,169,752 as of January 1, 2018, up 13,410 people from January 2017, another all-time record.

There were 1,695 more people living in Saskatchewan in the fourth quarter of 2017, continuing the trend of population increases.  Between October 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018, international migration was up by 2,272.  Natural increases (births over deaths) were up 1,203 over this period.

“This is the 47th consecutive quarter that Saskatchewan has had a quarterly population increase,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  “There is a correlation between the abundance of job and business opportunities in Saskatchewan and people making the decision to settle here.”

International migration was up 14,836, and natural increases were up 6,033 over the year.

“Record population numbers are good news for our economy,” Harrison said.  “It shows we are a destination of choice, especially for international migration, which helps meet some of the needs of our labour market.”