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Saskatoon fastest growing city in Canada
Friday, 11 February 2011
Saskatoon and its surroundings has become the fastest growing and youngest area, according to a recent release of Statistics Canada. International immigration is considered the main reason for the growth.
Last Thursday, Statistics Canada released the latest population estimates, which shows that Saskatoon replaced Alberta’s major cities to be the fastest-growing metropolitan area in Canada for the first time in decades.The population of Saskatoon has now exceeded 265,000 people, which means a three percent increase in comparison with the previous year, and a jump of more than 30,000 people since 2005. Vancouver and Regina rank the second and the third for fastest growth.According to Statistics Canada, the sharp increase in international immigration is the main factor that results in significant growth of Saskatoon. Saskatoon did see a flow of more than 3,300 new immigrants during the year, even higher than major Canadian cities such as Hamilton and Quebec City. This is due to the province’s expedited application program.The more surprising result of the release is about the age statistic. In the pan-Canadian trend of a rapidly aging population, the Saskatoon region is now the youngest of the metropolitan areas in the country, with the average age of 35.6. As well as high birth rates among the aboriginal population, the immigration of young families from overseas countries is seen as the key reason for that record.If you are interested in Immigration to Canada, contact Migration Expert for information and advice on which visa is best suited to you. You can also try our visa eligibility assessment to see if you are eligible to apply for a visa to Canada.Hanna Eliasson | Migration Expert Canada
Saskatoon, Regina among fastest growing cities in Canada
Saskatoon has lowest median age in Canada
Reported By Karen Brownlee
Posted February 3, 2011 – 1:20pm
People are moving to Regina and Saskatoon at rates unseen almost anywhere else in Canada, according to Statistics Canada, who on Thursday released information about the growth of the country’s census metropolitan areas.
Saskatoon and its outlying communities top the growth chart. For a city of 265,000 as of July 1, bringing in 7,300 new people since June 2009 made it Canada’s fastest growing city.
Saskatoon’s growth is continuing at the rate seen the previous year.
Regina’s growth rate has picked up. The city and its surrounding communities came in at number three in Canada by adding 4,754 people to its population bringing it to 215,000 as of July 1.
International migration is the biggest factor in the two cities’ growth.
On another note, it turns out we’re also quite young. Half of Saskatoon population is under the age of 35.4 while the other half is over, the youngest median age seen in Canada. At 36.9, Regina was fourth lowest.