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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OCTOBER 11, 2013

FULL TIME JOBS HIT RECORD HIGH IN SEPTEMBER

The number of people employed on a full-time basis hit a record in September, according to new figures released by Statistics Canada today.  Full-time employment was 465,100 last month, the highest ever for the month of September and up 11,800 from a year ago.  More than 80 per cent of the new jobs created in Saskatchewan in the past year were full-time jobs while across Canada, fewer than half of the new jobs created were full-time.

“More jobs, more people and more economic activity continue to make Saskatchewan the place to be,” Energy and Resources Minister Tim McMillan said.  “The increase in full-time jobs is impressive as it provides working people with more stability and security which leads to a better quality of life.”

There were 555,500 people working in the province in September, the highest ever for that month.  That’s an increase of 14,700 jobs compared to last September, a 2.7 per cent growth rate which is the second highest among the provinces.

Unemployment in Saskatchewan was 4.3 per cent in September 2013, tied with Alberta for the lowest in Canada, and well below the 6.9 per cent recorded nationally.  Saskatchewan has had the lowest unemployment rate among the provinces for nine consecutive months.

“Today’s report is full of good news as Saskatchewan maintains the lowest unemployment rate in Canada for the ninth straight month,” McMillan said.  “Our economy is one of the best in the country right now, and is attracting people and investment to the province.”

Other highlights include:

  • Regina’s unemployment rate was 3.0 per cent and Saskatoon’s was 4.4 per cent.  Regina had the lowest and Saskatoon the second-lowest rate among major Canadian cities.  Regina has had the lowest unemployment rate among major Canadian cities since August 2011.
  • Youth unemployment was 9.1 per cent, the second lowest among the provinces.
  • Regina’s employment was up by 9,000 or 7.1 per cent and Saskatoon was up by 11,900 or 7.7 per cent compared to last year.
  • Off-reserve Aboriginal employment was up by 4,800 (12.3 per cent) for eight consecutive months of year-over-year increases.  Aboriginal unemployment is down from 14.6 per cent to 12.0 per cent in the past year.

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For more information, contact:

Deb Young
Economy
Regina
Phone: 306-787-4765
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