Regina is the second fastest growing city in the country, with the population growing 2.4 per-cent over a year`s span.
The population growth is good news for the City of Regina, as they say it shows off the opportunity in the Queen City.
Mayor Michael Fougere said immigration has driven the growth for the better part of the last few years.
“This shows that international immigration really is feeding our growth, it’s a testament to the strength of our economy, our population what we have to offer as a city,” Fougere said.
“People from around the world are coming here and want to live here for the lifestyle, for the jobs and investment so it’s good news, last time this report came out we were in fourth place and now we’re in second place,” Fougere added.
The youth movement in Regina was also something Fougere said was a plus.
Regina is the fourth youngest city in Canada at 87 percent of the population under the age of 65, something Fougere says further displays what Regina has to offer for young families.
Saskatoon had a population growth rate of 2.8 per-cent.