Saskatoon has fastest growing population in Canada
Published Thursday, February 3, 2011 6:01PM CST
The Saskatoon area is the fastest growing population in Canada.
According to Statistics Canada's Annual Demographic Estimates, the Saskatoon area's population has increased by over 7000 people since July 1, 2010 – a growth rate of 27.7 per thousand. The national average is only 14.7 per thousand.
International immigration contributed to the largest proportion of growth in the Saskatoon area.
In addition, Saskatoon's median age was the lowest in Canada – with the average person around 35 years old.
"Over the next five years, Saskatchewan will need to add nearly 80,000 new workers in order to meet employer demand," said Rob Norris, the Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration Minister for the province. "Our continued population growth is a sign that we are moving in the right direction, but we still have work to do."