Saskatchewan’s population is now 1, 171, 240. We have topped 1.17 million for the first time. Over 14 hundred people moved into the province in the first quarter of this year. We have grown by over 11 thousand 600 people in the past year. We added a city full of people, over 157 thousand, in the last decade. Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison says, “Saskatchewan’s population has now grown in 48 consecutive quarters.” He says it’s the longest period of sustained growth since quarterly records were first published in 1971. The population increase in the most recent quarter was driven by net international migration of 2,731 people and a natural increase, that is, births minus deaths, of 1,283. These numbers were offset by a net loss of 2,526 people moving elsewhere.