Urban housing starts in Saskatchewan have increased according to recent numbers released by Statistics Canada. 

Housing starts refers to the number of housing projects started in a particular month. In March 2024, the number of urban housing starts in Saskatchewan increased by 12.1 per cent, compared to March 2023. Housing starts for single-family dwellings also increased by 35.7 per cent, and multiple units increased by 3.8 percent compared to March 2023.  

"Our province continues to grow at rates not seen in more than a century and these numbers show just how many people are choosing to build a life in Saskatchewan," Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison said in a recent press release. "The growth we are seeing in housing starts is a result of our commitment to building a reliable market through the strength of our economy that is leading to more opportunities, more job, and more investments into our communities." 

In February 2024 the province saw $235 million in building permits which is a 96.2 per cent increase from January 2024 and an increase of 22.6 per cent compared to February 2023.  Saskatchewan has seen one of the highest increases among the provinces and has shown significant year-over-year growth.