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Saskatchewan on track to create 100,000 new jobs by 2030: Government

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January 17, 2023
By Talent Canada


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Saskatchewan is on track to meet its goal of 100,000 new jobs by the end of 2030, according to the provincial government.

There were 576,800 people employed in the province in 2022, an increase of 18,600 or 3.3 per cent from 2021, the second largest percentage increase since records began in 1976, it said.

“Saskatchewan’s economy and labour market have shown considerable strength and resilience to national and international economic headwinds thanks to significant private investments, low cost of living and one of the best business environments in the country,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said. “As the province looks to the future, our government will ensure a stable and sustainable economy for both job seekers and job creators as we continue to reach our growth plan goals.”

Full-time employment increased to 471,200 in 2022 with four per cent more people working in full time jobs compared to 2021.

Accommodation and food services increased 3,900, along with the information, culture, and recreation sector increasing 2,900. Regionally, the largest employment gains were in the Saskatoon, Regina and Yorkton-Melville areas.

Off-reserve Indigenous employment increased by 4,800 to an all-time high of 63,000, an increase of 8.2 per cent from 2021. Employment for off-reserve Indigenous youth (aged 15-24) also reached an all-time high of 11,500, up 1,500 or 15 per cent from 2021.

In 2022, Saskatchewan also recorded all-time highs in the working-age population aged 15 and older and female employment.


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