Community Connections

  • January 14, 2015

    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

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  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

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  • September 8, 2012

    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

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  • Chinese Freemasons of Regina

    We were pleased to attend their 4th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

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  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

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  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

    K+S Legacy Project near Bethune, Saskatchewan

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  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

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JUNE 7, 2013

MORE PEOPLE WORKING THAN EVER BEFORE

Saskatchewan’s job numbers hit a record in May according to new figures released by Statistics Canada today with 560,900 people employed in the province (seasonally unadjusted).  The 560,900 people working in Saskatchewan during May was the highest ever and beats the old record of 549,100 set last August.  Job numbers were 2.7 per cent higher than last May and the second highest percentage increase among Canadian provinces.  Jobs were up by 1.4 per cent on a national basis.

“With more people working in Saskatchewan than ever before, it is clear that our province is where companies are choosing to invest,” Energy and Resources Minister Tim McMillan said on behalf of Economy Minister Bill Boyd.  “These numbers represent how aggressive industry continues to be in pursuing current and future projects here in the province.”

The unemployment rate in May was 4.5 per cent (seasonally adjusted), the lowest in the country, and well below the 7.1 per cent posted nationally.  Regina had the lowest unemployment rate among Canadian cities at 3.6 per cent, while Saskatoon had the second lowest rate at 3.9 per cent.

“The new figures posted today are more than numbers,” McMillan said.  “They represent what many of us in Saskatchewan are striving for – a more prosperous province – where landing a great job, pursuing a new business venture is not just a dream, it is actually possible.”

Other highlights include:

  • Saskatchewan’s labour force was 586,900, the highest ever for the month of May;
  • Full-time employment increased by 15,800 on a year-over-year basis and part-time decreased by 1,200;
  • Regina's employment was up by 8,100 (6.5 per cent), and Saskatoon's employment was up by 12,000 (8.0 per cent);
  • Off-reserve Aboriginal employment was up by 1,100 (2.8 per cent) for four consecutive months of year-over-year increases; and
  • The youth unemployment rate was 10.5 per cent (seasonally adjusted), the second lowest among the provinces and below the national rate of 13.6 per cent.

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For more information, contact:

Deb Young
Economy
Regina
Phone: 306-787-4765
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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