Saskatoon News June 21, 2013

Saskatchewan Continues to Grow Despite Net Loss

Saskatchewan continues to grow, despite a net loss to Alberta. We have gained over 4000 people in Saskatchewan since January 2013 as by the end of April we had 1, 093, 880 residents in Saskatchewan.

We did have a net interprovincial loss though as data shows that during our first quarter we had 4690 people move to Saskatchewan from other places in Canada while we had 5029 people leave Saskatchewan, thereby losing 339 people. While we had 2192 people moving to Saskatchewan from Alberta we had 574 more than that leave our province for Alberta. As a real estate agent in Saskatoon I see this movement with the amount of Saskatoon real estate clients I have coming and going. A lot are to and from Alberta but I have also seen an influx from Ontario. People go where the jobs are and right now Alberta is busy but so is Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan had a natural increase in people with 3752 births and 2417 deaths during the first quarter this year and the number of people moving in from out of country added 3077 people. We would surpass the 1.1 million mark sometime this year and it is said we are on track to hit 1.2 million people by 2020 with as many as 1.4 people by 2035. This growth helps make our province and city more vibrant and exciting. This is great as long as the province can keep up to the demands put on our infrastructure. As a REALTOR in Saskatoon I spend a lot of time on the roads and during this season the construction drives us all a bit crazy but it shows growth…unless it is pot hole fixing season!

If you are planning to put your house for sale in Saskatoon and move out of province get in touch with me. I have a huge network of great REALTORS across Canada and even world wide through my Century 21 network as we are a global company. I love traveling and seeing other Century 21 offices in countries where I least expect it…even in Belize!

If you are considering moving to Saskatchewan get in touch with me as, even if you aren’t moving to Saskatoon, I also have a great network of trusted REALTORS in Saskatchewan and I can put you in touch with someone who will take great care of your needs as a home buyer in Sask.

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Fusion