Saskatoon and then Regina. These are the two youngest cities in the country.
StatsCan has just released a new report where they drilled down into some of the details of the make-up of major urban centers in the country. One angle they took was to look at age groups. They broke it into three: those in school, those of working age and then those over 65. The working age category was 15 to 64 so not precisely working age but pretty close.
What they found is that Saskatoon followed by Regina have the largest percentage of young people of all the cities in the land. Saskatoon came in at 18.8 percent. Regina was 18.5. Calgary and then Edmonton were right behind them.
StatsCan did not offer any reasons for this trend but it may be a comment on the power of the resource sector to attract young families. What the national agency did flag, though, is how people are leaving big cities – notably Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal – to relocate to bedroom communities. It may be COVID-driven as working from home means they don’t have to be downtown anymore.