Statistics Canada just released a new report that Saskatchewan’s population could top 1.5 million people by 2038.
Stats Canada issues its population projections every five years, outlining seven possible scenarios for population growth in Canada and the provinces. Its projections for Saskatchewan range from the province having a population of anywhere from 1,174,000 people to 1,527,000 people by 2038. The lower growth projections are based on population trends dating back to Saskatchewan’s zero-growth period of the 1990s and early 2000s, while the higher growth scenarios are based on Saskatchewan’s strong population growth trends in recent years.
Stats Canada issued it’s last population projection in 2005 and 4 out of the 6 scenarios saw SK decreasing it’s population over the next 25 years. Even the most optimistic scenario saw SK growing to 1,064,000 by 2031. Today, the population sits at more than 1,120,000 people.
Saskatchewan is continuing to grow and remain strong. Over the past seven years the population has grown by 120,000 people.
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