Saskatchewan building permits set a new record for June, according to a new report released today by Statistics Canada.
Building permits reached a value of $308 million in June, a 33.5 per cent increase over the figure for June 2011. This was the second highest increase among the provinces and well above the national average of 3.2 per cent.
“Construction sites are busy in all corners of the province, which is a testament to our strong and growing economy,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said. “As we continue to attract new families and businesses to Saskatchewan we expect to see this growth continue.”
Non-residential construction was up 34.7 per cent compared to June 2011, while residential construction saw an increase of 32.7 per cent for this same period.
“A busy construction sector means new opportunities for workers and businesses in our province,” Boyd said.