June 19, 2019

Fifty Two Consecutive Quarters of Population Growth

Saskatchewan’s population continues to grow, reaching 1,169,131 people as of April 1, 2019, according to new figures released by Statistics Canada today.

This is an increase of 10,295 people in the past year and 708 people in the past quarter.  Saskatchewan has now seen population growth for 52 consecutive quarters and has grown by 176,894 people in that time.

“Saskatchewan’s population continues to grow as we welcome newcomers from around the world,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  “This continued growth is a clear sign of the strength of our economy and of our quality of life.”

The population growth continues to be driven by net international migration of 2,383 and natural increase (births minus deaths) of 1,265, partially offset by net interprovincial migration of -2,940.