After a few years of uncertainty, an Assistant Chief Economist says Saskatchewan should lead Canada when it comes to economic growth in 2018 and 2019.
Paul Ferley says modest recovery in the energy sector will be the main reason for the rebound.
As well better growing seasons are also expected after the driest year since 1885 for southern Saskatchewan in 2017.
“For 18/19 going into the forecast we assume more normal growing conditions, to the extent that plays out that will contribute to the agriculture sector adding to the growth,” Ferley said.
However Ferley knows there are risks when it comes to predicting growing seasons two years in advance, saying that will be a factor on how far the provinces economy grows.
Ferley says modest gains in the potash sector are also expected to be a contributing factor.