Building a Strong Economy
The Saskatchewan Party has a plan to build a strong economy, create jobs and lead our economic recovery.
Between 2007 and 2019, there were over 75,500 jobs added in Saskatchewan. Since 2007, Saskatchewan has had the second-best rate of job creation in the country.. This is in stark contrast to the NOP who had the worst job creation record in Canada from 2000 to 2007.
Saskatchewan experienced economic growth of almost 25% between 2007 and 2019 - the 3rd highest growth in the country. Our province has what the world needs and since 2007, Saskatchewan's export value increased by 50% to $30 billion. We are Canada's 2nd largest exporter of agri-food products and sales of these products have doubled to $12.9 billion.
Since the economic downturn caused by the global pandemic, Saskatchewan proved to be one of the most resilient economies in the country. In August 2020, Saskatchewan's unemployment rate was 7.9%, the lowest in the country.
Our employment rate is at 95.7% of the pre-COVID level - the 3rd highest in the country. Saskatchewan's economy has continued to show promising signs including the highest wholesale trade growth and third highest increase in retail sales in the country.
The Saskatchewan Party will continue to support, and invest in, the priorities of Saskatchewan people by ensuring we have a strong plan for the recovery and growth of the province's economy.