Saskatchewan population touches new high

March 19, 2015
Saskatchewan population stats hits records

Saskatchewan population hits new record with its resident’s numbers touching 1,132,640. The number of new Canadians moving to Saskatchewan has tripled in decade.

As per the new Statistics Canada study, 2.7 % of the country’s 280,682 overseas nationals have plans to establish economically in Saskatchewan by 2010, which marks an increase of 0.8 % of 227,429 immigrants by 2000. 

According to sources, Saskatchewan welcomes 7,615 overseas nationals in 2010, which is up when compare to 1,891 in 2000. On the other hand, the other Prairie Provinces witnessed a likewise increase in immigrants ratio during the same period. 

And, the percentage of people willing to reside in Alberta is two-folded to 11.6 percent in 2010 from 6.3 % in 2000. The percentage of people wishing to settle in Manitoba surged to 5.6 percent from 2 percent in 10 years. 

The surging numbers of overseas nationals entering Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta  is due to the improvement of provincial immigrant nominee programs during the period. And, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nomination Program, which was extended in the 2000s, was a major source for immigration. 

Currently, the nominee program welcomes new immigrants under three categories such as skilled worker, entrepreneur, Saskatchewan experience and farm. Growing number of immigrants have made Saskatchewan to touch new high.

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