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Population

Population measures the number of people living in Saskatchewan in a particular time period. Population is closely linked to economic growth, as it affects the number of individuals available to work in the economy as well as the demand for goods and services that shape consumption patterns.

Adapted from Statistics Canada, Table 17-10-0009-01 (Estimates of population, Canada, provinces and territories). This does not constitute an endorsement by Statistics Canada of this product.

Highlights

  • Saskatchewan’s population reached another all-time record high of 1,181,987 as of April 1, 2020, an increase of 321 from January 1, 2020.  The population has increased for 56 consecutive quarters, the longest sustained period of population growth in Saskatchewan since quarterly records started being kept in 1971.
  • Saskatchewan's population grew at a rate of 0.03% over the previous quarter, the ninth highest growth rate, among the provinces, and below the national average of 0.2%. Prince Edward Island (0.4%) had the highest growth rate among the provinces.  
  • Saskatchewan’s population increased by 10,960 over the past year at a rate of 0.9%; below the national average of 1.5%.  Saskatchewan ranked eighth, tied with New Brunswick among provinces. Prince Edward Island at 2.0%, as the highest growth rate among the provinces.

For more information on national and provincial populations, click here.  

Visit Economic Development Regina or SREDA for Regina or Saskatoon-specific economic information. 

Adapted from Statistics Canada, Table 17-10-0009-01 (Estimates of population, Canada, provinces and territories). This does not constitute an endorsement by Statistics Canada of this product.

Released: June 18, 2020 Next Update: September 17, 2020

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