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More People Working in Saskatchewan Than Ever Before

Press Release

June 7, 2024

Statistics Canada Shows Historic Jobs Growth in the Province

According to the latest Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey released today, Saskatchewan’s economy is continuing to grow, Saskatchewan employment reached an all-time high with 16,200 new jobs added year-over-year. Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate also fell in May to 5.6 per cent, the third lowest in the nation and well below the national average of 6.2 per cent.

“There are more people working in Saskatchewan than ever before,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said. “Our province’s record job growth is driven by the unprecedented level of investment being made in Saskatchewan. Our government will continue to work alongside job creators to build the labour force needed to fill the jobs that Saskatchewan’s rapidly growing economy is creating.”

The province achieved several other record highs in May, including full-time employment (506,800) male employment (332,000), female employment (282,400), labour force (649,700), population (947,600), and off-reserve Indigenous population (113,400).

Major sector gains were reported in professional, scientific and technical services, up 4,800 or 13.9 per cent, along with information, culture and recreation, which saw a gain of 4,000 or 20.9 per cent. Additionally, education services saw a gain of 3,700 or 7.3 per cent.

Saskatchewan’s two major cities both saw all-time highs in employment for the month of May. Regina’s year-over-year employment increased by 7,200 or 5.0 per cent and Saskatoon employment increased by 5,700 or 2.9 per cent. Province wide, there were 12,900 full time jobs, and 3,300 part time jobs added year over year.

Adding to this growth, the province’s exports for 2022 and 2023 combined reached $102 billion an increase of 52.2 per cent from the previous two-year period of 2020-2021. Additionally, Saskatchewan’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by only 1.0 per cent in April 2024 over April 2023, marking the second lowest increase among the provinces.

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For more information, contact:

Nipun Taneja
Immigration and Career Training
Regina
Phone: 306-510-2786
Email: nipun.taneja@gov.sk.ca

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