Saskatchewan’s population continues to grow at the second-highest rate in the country.
Statistics Canada released numbers Wednesday on population growth in the third quarter of 2015, showing Saskatchewan’s population grew by 5,242. The population now stands at 1,138,879 – an all-time high.
“Obviously, we are facing serious challenges in the energy sector,” Premier Brad Wall said in a statement. “But Saskatchewan’s diverse economy continues to create new jobs and our population continues to grow. That’s a big difference from a decade ago, when a downturn in one sector would mean fewer jobs and a declining population across the entire province.”
Alberta still leads population growth in the country.