• Latest Building Permit and Labour Market Reports Now Available

    2017 April Building Permits

    Non-residential building permits in April improved compared to the same month in 2016 for the fourth consecutive month. Year-to-date, 2017 permit values are up 47%. Year over year, Commercial spending was down 20% while Industrial and Institutional investment were up 77% and 139%, respectively. All three categories are up on the year. Similarly, all three regions show significant investment improvement with Saskatoon up 61%, Regina up 34% and the province outside of the two largest centers up 80% year-to-date.

    Read the full 2017 April Building Permits Report here.

    2017 May Labour Market

    Construction employment in Saskatchewan is starting to demonstrate a turnaround with May 2017 figures 2.7% higher than the same month a year earlier. This increase marks the first increase in 27 months. The increase is marginal and the year to date totals are still down 5.1%. However, May finished with 53,400 people working in construction at an average hourly wage $29.48, marked improvements in relative and real terms from the industry before the boom.

    Read the full 2017 May Labour Market Report here.

    These reports were prepared for the SCA by the Sask Trends Monitor.