Saskatchewan is once again boasting record population numbers. The government shared a release on Wednesday, sharing updated Statistics Canada figures that once again showed Saskatchewan on an incline when it comes to people in the province.

The released numbers show that the provincial population hit 1,230,000 for the first time ever, a total of 1,231,043 looking at the quarterly population estimates by Statistics Canada. They shared that Saskatchewan welcomed 5,550 more people in the past quarter, and on a year-to-date basis, the province noticed an increase of 30,503 people.

"A growing province is a sign of a strong economy that’s creating more jobs and opportunities." said Premier Scott Moe in the release. “A growing population and a strong economy means a bright future for our province and our people.” 

The government's online population dashboard shared that the population has increased by 30,503 over the past year, representing a growth of 2.5 per cent. That's in comparison to the national average increasing by 3.2%, the highest growth of 4.4 per cent reported in Alberta, as Saskatchewan ranked seventh total among the provinces.