Saskatchewan's population has hit a new all-time record of 1,053,960 as of April 1, 2011, according to the latest estimate released today by Statistics Canada.
Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration Minister Rob Norris said the province's continued population growth is a sign of a strong and vibrant economy.
"Saskatchewan continues to be a province of opportunity both for those who have lived here for years and for newcomers to our province," Norris said. "Our government will keep working to ensure those opportunities continue and Saskatchewan keeps on growing strong."
Saskatchewan grew by 1,910 people in the first quarter of 2011 (January 1, 2011 to April 1, 2011) and by 13,225 people over the past year (April 1, 2010 to April 1, 2011). Saskatchewan's annual growth rate of 1.27 per cent is the fourth highest among the provinces and ahead of the national average growth rate of 1.06 per cent.