November 2023 Economic Brief

The federal government has announced about $16 billion in new initiatives to tackle affordability issues. For a deeper look into the Government of Canada’s Fall Economic Statement, download the PDF.

October 2023 Economic Brief

Benefitting from a surge in apartment/condo units, Regina’s year to-date housing starts are up and so are building permits. This coupled with the city’s affordability comes as good news for both renters and future homeowners who are looking…

September 2023 Economic Brief

The City of Regina reported 359 sales in August, a year-overyear increase of nearly 6% and 22% above long-term, 10-year trends. Regina reported a benchmark price of $313,100 in August, down from $319,200 in July and $318,700 in June. For a deeper…

August 2023 Economic Brief

As Saskatchewan remains one of only two provinces to see decreases in inflation, inflation in the Regina Central Metropolitan Area stood at 3.1% for the month of July 2023 – down from 3.5% in June. For a closer look at inflation in the Greater…

July 2023 Economic Brief

In 2020, the Province reduced the small business tax rate from 2% to 0% with plans to increase to 1% on July 1, 2022, and back to 2% on July 1, 2023. After an extension on the 0% tax rate, an increase from 0% to 1% is now set to begin on July…

June 2023 Economic Brief

For all of 2022, employment rose by 2,775 positions or 2.0 per cent. Absolute gains were led by a nearly 2,400-person rebound in accommodation and food services employment, although this sector has not yet recouped its pandemic-induced losses.…

May 2023 Economic Brief

Spring is a crucial season for farmers in Saskatchewan and across Canada. Saskatchewan’s annual spring seeding “megaproject” generates massive economic activity for the agriculture industry and provincial economy. All told, Saskatchewan…

April 2023 Economic Brief

Regina International Airport (YQR) expects rebound to 93% of pre-pandemic capacity over June/July/August 2023. For a deeper look into Regina's total passenger travel analysis, download the PDF.

March 2023 Economic Brief

Regina delivers an excellent quality of life when it comes to affordability and disposable income on an average per household basis. Taking a deeper look into it all, download the PDF.

February 2023 Economic Brief

The Executive Confidence Index, which measures forward looking optimism among executives, has dropped to 2.23 (down from 2.55 in April 2022). It now sits below the index average (2.26) for the first time since Q4 2020 but remains well above…

January 2023 Economic Brief

Both new listings and inventory levels experienced a pullback in 2022, with the decline in inventory largely in products priced below $500,000. Shifts in both sales and supply resulted in increasing months of supply when compared to levels experienced…