The province has seen its strongest growth in jobs since October of 2014.
On Friday, Statistics Canada reported Saskatchewan’s year-over-year employment increased by 9,400 jobs.
Full-time employment grew by 5,700 jobs while part-time employment grew by 3,700 jobs. Minister of Immigration and Career Training, Jeremy Harrison credits the increase in the growth of jobs to the private sector.
Although the province saw its strongest growth in four years, Harrison says the province remains concerned about trade challenges including a number of transportation challenges.
The Minister points to the energy sector where pipeline capacity continues to have a major impact on the price of oil.
Harrison says the differential is nearly $50 dollars a barrel with the world price and what the province is getting continues to impact job growth in Saskatchewan when it comes to the energy sector.
Other highlights from October includes major year-over-year gains for educational services, up 5,900 jobs and health care and social assistance jobs up 4,700 jobs.