December 20, 2018

Saskatchewan Grows By More Than 3,800 People In Third Quarter of 2018

Saskatchewan’s population continued to grow in the third quarter of 2018.  According to the latest population estimates released today by Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan grew by 3,841 to 1,165,903 people as of October 1, 2018.

This represents the 50th consecutive quarter of population growth - the longest sustained period of population growth in Saskatchewan since quarterly records started being kept in 1971.

“Despite the challenges facing our energy sector, people still see Saskatchewan as a great place to live, and they’re right,” Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  “Our government will continue working hard to stand up for Saskatchewan and ensure it’s a great place to live, work and raise a family.”

Saskatchewan’s population growth in the most recent quarter was driven by net international migration of 5,261 and a natural increase (births minus deaths) of 1,762, partially offset by net interprovincial migration of 3,182.