Regina is growing by thousands of people every year and the upward trend continues. A Statistics Canada report for the July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 timeframe indicates Regina is experiencing a stronger than average growth rate at 1.9%, compared to the average growth rate for Canada at 1.2% for the same time period.
Between 2014 and 2015, our population increased by nearly 4,500. While this is lower than the five year average of 5,928, this is still good news. New residents create new jobs, housing needs and contribute to a thriving economy.
Regina’s Official Community Plan, Design Regina, estimates Regina’s population could reach 300,000 around 2040.
We need to continue to promote Regina as a vibrant community and the best place to work, invest, live and play. In parallel, we need to ensure there is a sustainable foundation to support and accommodate growth for both businesses and residents alike.