New population estimates released today by Statistics Canada revealed that Saskatchewan's population grew by 29,307 to 1,214,618 people in 2022.
That was the largest increase in population for Saskatchewan in a single year since 1914, or 108 years ago.
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said in a news release that the province's growing economy, job opportunities and great quality of life are all reasons for the huge jump in population.
"In 2022, Saskatchewan led the country in economic growth and created more than 20,000 new full-time jobs," Moe said. "Our government is committed to seeing those opportunities and that growth continue."
The 2023/2024 provincial budget was released in the Legislature on March 22nd, outlining plans for healthcare, taxation and cost-of-living for next year.