Saskatoon Population Rises Again

Statistics Canada released figures today that show that our population in Saskatchewan continues to grow and is the highest it has been in 20 years. In the first quarter of 2009, Saskatchewan grew by 3282 people which brings our province up to 1,027,092 people which is the highest since July 1, 1988. In the past year (from April to April) our province has grown by 15048 people. We notice this in the Saskatoon real estate market as the amount of homes for sale in Saskatoon has been staying quite steady with speculators now out but personal use home buyers taking over.

These numbers reflect that our province is still a place where people look for opportunity and it also shows that Saskatchewan’s economy is resilient and strong. We lead the country in employment growth which means more people moving to Saskatchewan but also more people staying in Saskatchewan to work and raise their families.

Our largest supplier of in-migrration this year was from Ontario as there was a net migration from Ontario to Saskatchewan of 889 people. Alberta led the in-migration for the country with Saskatchewan coming in second.

The Saskatoon real estate market reflects this in-migration as does the amount of Ontario license plates to be seen in our city. While in 2006-2008 we saw a lot of Alberta plates, this year Ontario is outnumbering them.

If you are looking to buy a house for sale in Saskatoon or want to speak to a Realtor ® in Saskatoon, give me a call or send me an email. I am an efficient Saskatoon realtor ® and put my buyers first.

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Conexus Realty Ltd.

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