Jordan Boyes - Broker/Owner

Boyes Group Realty INC.



There were 1,736 sales recorded across the province in May, resulting in a four per cent year-over-year decline. However, despite the year-over-year decline, sales levels were 20 per cent above long-term, 10-year averages.

Stronger sales in May were possible due to recent monthly gains in new listings. While the seasonal boost in new listings also caused inventories to trend up over the last month, inventory levels remain lower than levels reported in the previous year. They are at their lowest level reported in May since 2008. While year-over-year inventory levels have improved for homes priced above $300,000, more was needed to offset the declines occurring in the lower price ranges.

“Saskatchewan continues to benefit from a strong economy which is helping offset some of the impacts of higher lending rates, keeping sales activity above levels seen before the pandemic,” said Association CEO Chris Guérette. “Despite ongoing inventory challenges, our market is once again showing its resilience as sales remain above long-term averages.”

Adjustments in both sales and inventories in May caused the months of supply to fall below four months. As expected, tightening conditions contributed to monthly gains in the benchmark price. As a result, Saskatchewan’s benchmark price reached $329,600 in May, nearly two per cent higher than the month prior.
“Supply levels do vary across different regions of the province. For example, much of the inventory declines have been driven by the Regina and Saskatoon markets, while other parts of the province are reporting year-over-year gains. For any buyer or seller active in this market, it will be important to work with a professional to understand how market conditions can vary depending on property type, price range and location.”

Regional Highlights

Most regions across the province reported year-to-date sales declines in May. However, the Swift Current-Moose Jaw Region was the only region that saw sales activity fall below long-term trends.

Adjustments in new listings resulted in year-over-year inventory level gains in both the Swift Current–Moose Jaw and Yorkton-Melville regions. Despite recent shifts, inventory levels generally remain well below long-term averages across all areas of the province.

Inventory adjustments have kept conditions relatively tight across all regions of the province, but the tightest market conditions are being experienced in the Regina-Moose Mountain and Saskatoon-Biggar regions. Tighter market conditions also resulted in monthly price gains across all regions of the province.

Price Trends

The unadjusted benchmark prices varied across different regions of the province in May, with most regions reporting a monthly gain.

City of Regina

The City of Regina reported 418 sales in May, an eight percent year-over-year decrease. Although sales eased on a year-over-year basis, they remain far higher than the 10-year average and pre-pandemic levels. While new listings did report seasonal monthly gains, inventory levels remain well below what we traditionally see available in May.

Stronger sales compared to new listings prevented any significant change to the inventory challenges Regina is experiencing. This caused the months of supply to fall to 2.4 months in May, lower than the levels seen last year and last month. Tight market conditions resulted in monthly price gains as Regina reported a benchmark price of $316,100 in May.

City of Saskatoon

The City of Saskatoon reported 538 sales in May, nearly identical to sales in May 2022 and well above long-term averages. Despite seasonal gains in new listings, inventory levels remain well below the 10-year average.

Higher sales and lower-than-average new listings prevented any significant change in inventory levels, causing the months of supply to fall to two months. As expected, tighter market conditions are placing upward pressure on home prices. Saskatoon’s benchmark price reached $380,100 in May, a monthly gain of nearly two per cent.


Immigration push: tight supply and overwhelming demand fuel rising home prices in Canada’s most in-demand cities.

According to a recent report from Statistics Canada, Canada’s population grew by a record one million people in 2022, with almost all of the growth attributed to international migration. 

With the federal government’s plan to welcome an additional 1.5 million immigrants by 2025, there is concern about how the increased demand will impact the country’s already-strained housing market. 

Statistics Canada notes how the influx of newcomers “also represent additional challenges for some regions of the country related to housing, infrastructure and transportation…”

The issue of insufficient supply is frequently discussed in the industry, and many criticize governments’ lack of plans regarding housing. 

What’s driving Canada’s growth?

There are several reasons for the immigration push, though, namely the need to fill ever-growing job vacancies and welcome refugees fleeing countries devastated by natural disasters and war. 

The BC Real Estate Association’s Chief Economist, Brendon Ogmundson, explains, “We don’t have adequate supply because of the relentless level of demand from huge immigration and population growth, aside from the millennials who have been here. 

“All of these people need to live somewhere, and without the supply, we get a lot of bidding on scarce assets, which pushes prices up.”

The role of supply 

Tight spring markets are again leading to an increase in home prices in Canada’s most in-demand cities; the squeeze is being felt particularly acute in Toronto and Vancouver. 

John Pasalis of Realosophy in Toronto points out, “When you have 20 or 30 people bidding on each property, it’s going to push prices up… At the end of the day, people still needed housing, so part of (pricing) is just the overwhelming demand for homes that help fuel price growth.”


The current supply situation

Pasalis notes, “We’re seeing the effect of this mismatch between housing demand and supply and rapidly rising home prices, but also rapidly rising rents.” 

However, in 2022, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Toronto had the highest level of housing starts since 2012. The region concluded 2022 at 45,109 units, a 7.6 per cent jump year-over-year. But the GTA’s market continues to be characterized as tight, with March supply levels down 44.3 per cent compared to March 2022.

Vancouver is also grappling with low supply, with a 35 per cent decrease in new listings last month compared to March 2022 and about 22 per cent below the 10-year seasonal average. Ogmundson points out that even now, with sales still about 20 to 25 per cent below historical averages, the lack of supply is once again leading to an uptick in prices. 

Vancouver, for example, had about 8,600 listings on MLS in March, more than 17 per cent below the 10-year seasonal average. Ogmundson explains, “15,000 to 16,000 listings is healthier.” 

Despite limited inventory, in March, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reported the average for all residential properties was $1.14 million — a 9.5 per cent decrease over March 2022 and a 1.8 per cent increase compared to February 2023.

“It will only get worse, and at a time when (interest) rates are still at 20-year highs. Rates will come down, and we’ll have all that new immigration, and supply still can be low,” Ogmundson explains. 

“My worry is that we’ll see prices rising again — 10 per cent plus just isn’t healthy for the market.”

Tom Davidoff, associate professor and director of the Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate at the University of British Columbia, explains that despite continued construction completion, “There’s still a tremendous supply shortage in the sense that homes are beyond affordable for many, many households and that’s from lingering, lack of supply.”

What’s been done about this

Ogmundson shares that in the past, B.C.’s policy has been about reducing demand through its foreign buyer tax and the federal mortgage stress test. The economist believes that, essentially, the government is misdiagnosing the problem.

Millennials are the province’s largest demographic, and demand is intense from those starting a family, Ogmundson says. 

“It’s hard to fight that with any type of policy,” he says. “The assumption over the past 10 years that it’s all foreign money, foreign capital for investment, is not the case. Demand is still really strong even with all that we’ve done on that side [to curb it].”

Vancouver real estate agent Steve Saretsky agrees, “Developers are building one and two-bedroom high-rises, which are great for investors and maximizing cash flow. But it’s not so great for young families who can’t afford single-family houses. 

He adds, “There’s nothing in between, in that ‘missing middle,’ which is the biggest demand, townhouses, duplexes, and row homes. We need to be building a lot more of that product and a lot less of these glitzy high-rises.”

On top of this, Davidoff points out that the lack of affordable housing has long been an issue in Vancouver, citing that rental affordability is most pertinent because it often impacts lower-income households.

“I think we are certainly seeing policy responses, for better or worse. Making sure that what gets built is largely rental as opposed to owner-housing. There’s been a shift to upzoning, which is very healthy,” Davidoff commented. 

“The Province of B.C. is taking steps to make sure municipalities take on their fair share of construction. That’s a very positive development.”

These steps involve the province’s Homes for People plan, which will see $4 billion invested over three years and $12 billion over 10 years to build thousands of new affordable homes.

Davidoff hopes B.C. will scrap single-family zoning. He feels there’s too much of it in the country, especially in Greater Toronto and Greater Vancouver. 

“It’s nonsensical (single-family) would be public policy (but) provinces are making some steps in (the other) direction. Generally speaking, let the market build the housing it wants to build up to reasonable density limits.”

Some Canadian jurisdictions have lofty goals to fill the supply gap. For instance, Ontario plans to build 1.5 million new homes by 2031, which many are concerned is too aggressive due to a shortage of skilled workers— the construction industry may struggle to keep up.

The Ontario government says it will open up the greenbelt to address the mismatch of housing supply and demand, and the federal government created a housing accelerator fund to help boost supply. 

In December— Toronto City Council approved a housing plan to transform zoning bylaws to tackle the affordability crisis. The proposal will allow multiplexes to be built in areas currently restricted to single-family homes, legalize rooming houses citywide, and aims to build 285,000 homes over the next 10 years. 

But, like many others, Pasalis is skeptical. “In the past 10 (years), I think we built 650 (thousand homes). You cannot triple or double completions overnight— the construction sector is running at full capacity. What we’re actually seeing on the ground is our builders slowing down with new launches. Construction starts will actually trend down over the next year, not increase.”

How Canadian governments see things

Ogmundson has noticed less blaming of housing issues on speculators and foreign investors, despite the federal government introducing a foreign homebuyer ban— and announcing amendments not long after it was enacted. That’s been a shift from the same government and people who used to talk about demand and tried to minimize that side of the issue. Now, they also talk about fixing the supply side.

Ogmundson feels this is positive, even if it’s happening too late.

Davidoff has had some success in convincing people that upzoning and charging developers for it is the way forward, but politicians are reluctant. 

“I think there’s too much belief that government should achieve affordability by telling people how much they can charge rather than letting the market forces decide,” he says. “Obviously, some people can’t afford market prices, and the way to deal with that is not to hold lotteries for deeply subsidized units, where some people get a unit, but almost everybody gets nothing.”

Saretsky pointed out governments are trying to get more subsidies for transit-oriented communities but tying government funds to permits issued isn’t being done at a scale that’s needed. “There’s a lot of discussion around that politically right now … but no real action,” he said.


What realtors are dealing with

The supply squeeze regularly creates some challenging situations for Canadian realtors and their clients, from higher prices and bidding wars to a lack of available housing altogether. But, they’re doing their best and holding out hope for a more amenable market.

For example, Pasalis points out that clients must walk away if they’re priced out of the market. “That’s what was happening way more in 2021 and 2022,” he says. “Right now, people who are in the market know what they can afford – prices aren’t increasing very rapidly. The challenge now is low supply, lots of buyers but not a lot of listings, making for a very competitive market.”

As well, Saretsky has found the process takes people much longer than they’d like it to.

“I think there are a lot of frustrated buyers out there and that’s why we’re seeing these multiple offers. People are stuck, throwing in the towel, and trying to find a house in the last six months [when] inventory hasn’t got any better. We thought it would, as it usually gets better in the spring, but it hasn’t, at least not yet,” he explains.


The way forward: What we can do now

It seems the best solution for the future is creating more affordable, dense housing with multi-unit zoning – which is certainly a big goal.

Ogmundson believes we need more housing, and we need it now. “We can either change neighbourhoods pretty dramatically with zoning and build more in what they call gentle density—row houses and the kind of thing you see in European cities—or we can keep things the way they are, and we’ll have status quo affordability, which no one is satisfied with.”

Davidoff hopes that single-family zoning will be abolished. “There’s way too much of it in the country, especially in Greater Toronto and Greater Vancouver. It’s nonsensical that would be public policy,” he says. “Let the market build the housing it wants to build up to reasonable density limits.”

He suggests building more and charging for the upzoning. “Freeze the zoning you get for free at current regulations. Then, charge for extra density. If you want to build more, you have to pay for the right. And selling those density rights can be extremely lucrative. 

He adds, “Instead of building dedicated homes for low-income households with affordability mandates and forcing people who want to build condos to build rentals, just charge for the zoning … we’ll make the best use of it in mostly cash transfers to low-income households.”

Saretsky feels that more political discussion and coordination among all levels of government needs to happen.

“You’ve got the federal government saying, ‘Here’s our immigration target. You guys at the municipal level can figure it out.’ So, you let a million people into the country and have no plan, no coordination for infrastructure.”

He points out that at least some supply is better than nothing. But, Saretsky feels, “The problem is a lot of that supply is condos … raising families in a two-bedroom condo is not really what we’re used to. It’s not ideal, so we’ll continue to see a lot of demand for three-bedroom townhouses, row homes and duplexes. Hopefully, municipalities open it up and allow this to be built and more of it—I think that will certainly alleviate some of the price pressures.”

Industry professionals like Saretsky, Pasalis, Ogmundson, and Davidoff are calling for fresh ideas and action around addressing Canada’s housing supply issue. 

While there is no single or simple answer to the shortage, and each jurisdiction’s needs will vary, the right solutions may lie in new and different zoning that allows for an increase of denser housing to accommodate Canada’s massive population growth now and in the future. 

Plus, by having developers pay for upzoning, it fuels support for low-income rentals that are desperately needed.

Emma Caplan

Emma Caplan is a writer for Real Estate Magazine with over a decade of writing and editing experience in various content types and topics, including real estate, housing, business, tech, and home & design. Emma’s work has been featured in Cottage Life, the Vancouver Real Estate Podcast, the Chicago Tribune, Narcity Media, Healthline, Taste of Home, and She holds a Certificate in Editing from Simon Fraser University.


This month, Jordan Boyes—broker/owner of BOYES Group Realty, Inc. (a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®)—breaks down the trends that are motivating buyers to lay down roots in the province of SaskatchewanBOYES Group Realty, Inc.

Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Jordan Boyes

 Tell us about your company.

We opened as a brokerage in 2015 and serve all of Saskatchewan, with 100 agents and three offices in Regina, Saskatoon and Battleford. We take pride in how collaborative we are, operating like one big team and not agents versus agents. We have a great training program, very competitive fee structures for our agents and great lead generation sources. We are well-versed in new developments and represent some of the city’s largest developers.

Please describe your leadership style.

I am very accessible to our agents, as is my staff. If someone has a question, it is rare that they have to wait more than 15 to 20 minutes to get an answer on anything. I am in the office every day by 5:30 a.m. and continuously strive to improve things for our agents so they can deliver the best service to their clients. How would you describe your current housing market?

After two years of rising prices, prices have stabilized, with the average home price around $375,000 CAD ($275,872 USD). Inventory is at record lows, which is holding prices quite steady. 

What types of properties do you sell, and which are most popular?  

Most properties we sell are residential homes and condos, but we also have a farm and commercial division, as well as a property management company.

 What home features or amenities are especially popular with your buyers? 

Buyers are looking for a good, solid home in a safe area. Almost all of the locations we serve are within a five- to 10-minute drive of all amenities, which appeals to most buyers.

What are some of the most important trends in your market?  

Inventory basically dictates everything. With the rising cost of building we have seen over the last few years, it has really helped the prices and demand for resale properties.

What are your biggest challenges/opportunities for growth? 

In a slowing global market, helping agents obtain business and keep their confidence up is especially important. Also, we are struggling to find homes for some buyers given the current environment with low inventory.

Are you seeing much foreign investment? What advice do you have for buyers outside of your area?

We don’t see a lot of foreign buyers, but we have plenty of people coming here from British Columbia and Ontario. With very affordable properties and high rental income, investors tend to see a good return on investment.  

What do you love most about living in Saskatchewan? 

The people. We are still a relatively small community overall. The farming community is a large majority of our population, and everyone is very humble and friendly. The ease of getting around means we can be anywhere in our city in under 30 minutes—even with the worst traffic. 

 What value do you get from being a member of LeadingRE?

LeadingRE gives us great exposure to other markets and referral sources we wouldn’t have had otherwise. We have the opportunity to network with people around the world and learn what strategies have worked for them, as well as those that haven’t. It allows us to get our company and our city in front of a larger audience. 



May 3, 2023

Saskatchewan reported 1,216 sales in April, down 21 per cent year-over-year and slightly below long-term, 10-year averages. Aligning with seasonal trends, sales and new listings trended up above levels seen earlier this year. Although inventory levels experienced a 4 per cent year-over-year decline and remain over 30 per cent below 10-year trends, the adjustments in sales and new listings have resulted in the months of supply rising to nearly five months.

“Our market continues to struggle with supply and has since the start of the pandemic,” said Association CEO, Chris Guérette. “While inventory challenges remain a concern for us, recent trends are pointing to potential supply relief. Should these trends persist, we may see more balanced conditions play out in the market in the second half of the year.”

The provincial benchmark price reached $323,600 in April, up from $321,400 in March and slightly below prices recorded last April.

“As province-wide figures are showing signs of more balanced conditions, it’s important to keep in mind that there is variation depending on location and price range. Conditions remain exceptionally tight in lower-priced products, while more balanced conditions exist in higher price ranges,” said Guérette. “Higher lending rates have driven more purchasers to seek out lower priced options, while it is proving more difficult for existing homeowners to move up in the market.

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Regional Highlights

Both sales and inventory trends varied across different regions of the province in April. Year-to-date sales levels improved in Melfort, Prince Albert, North Battleford, Yorkton, and Weyburn. Additionally, inventory levels improved over previous months across all regions except Humboldt and Weyburn. That said, most regions are still reporting inventory levels lower than the previous year and below long-term, 10-year averages.

Overall, when considering both sales and inventory levels, some regions of the province are not seeing a shift toward more balanced conditions. Melfort, Prince Albert, Yorkton, and Meadow Lake reported further tightening compared to levels reported last year.

Price Trends

Benchmark prices varied across different regions of the province in April. All regions except Prince Albert and Swift Current posted stable to modest gains in benchmark price when compared to the month prior.


City of Regina

Year-over-year sales activity in Regina slowed for the fourth consecutive month. Despite the decline, sales levels are only slightly below long-term, 10-year averages. Inventory levels remain over 25 per cent below long-term averages, while the months of supply increased to 3.43, up from 2.96 in March.

Regina reported a benchmark price of $311,200 in April, up from $307,100 in March and nearly 5 per cent lower than April 2022.

City of Saskatoon

The City of Saskatoon reported declining year-over-year sales for the fourth consecutive month. However, sales levels remain slightly above long-term, 10-year trends. Inventory challenges persist in Saskatoon, with supply levels nearly 37 per cent below 10-year averages, the lowest levels reported in April since 2008.

Saskatoon reported a benchmark price of $375,600 in April, slightly down from $376,300 in March and 1.4 per cent higher than April 2022.

Source - SRA



There were 1,213 sales recorded across the province in March, a 20 per cent year-over-year decline. Despite year-over-year sales declines, this level of sales is still stronger than pre-pandemic levels and nearly 10 per cent above long-term, 10-year trends.
New listings decreased by over 17 per cent on a year-over-year basis and remain significantly below the 10-year average. In the first quarter of 2023, properties priced below $400,000 contributed to the largest decline in new listings. A reduction in new listings relative to sales resulted in further year-over-year declines in inventory levels, which remain over 30 per cent below long-term averages.

“Higher lending rates continue to impact what buyers are able to purchase, which is creating tight conditions in the more affordable segment of our housing market,” said Association CEO Chris Guérette. “When paired with declining inventory levels, specifically in homes priced under $300,000, there simply isn’t enough choice for prospective buyers looking in that price range right now.”

The provincial benchmark price reached $321,400 in March, up from $318,500 in February and slightly below prices recorded last March.

“Our market is once again showing its resilience, as we continue to report sales above long-term averages,” said Guérette. “That said, we continue to keep a close eye on supply levels across the province. Saskatchewan is growing at its fastest pace in over 100 years and ensuring that supply matches this growth is crucial to maintaining our affordability advantage.

Regional Highlights

Many regions across the province experienced a decline in sales when compared to last year. The year-over-year declines range from a decline of five per cent in North Battleford, to 34 per cent in Swift Current. Prince Albert, however, reported an eight per cent gain in year-over-year sales.

While North Battleford and Prince Albert did see some quarterly gains in new listings, all regions are reporting new listings that are below long-term averages. The continued decline in new listings has prevented a shift in inventory levels, which remain well below the 10-year average in all regions across the province.

Price Trends

Benchmark prices varied across different regions of the province in March. Year-over-year price declines were reported in Martensville, Meadow Lake, Melfort, Melville, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Regina, and Yorkton. Meanwhile, all remaining regions posted stable to modest gains.


City of Regina

Year-over-year sales activity in Regina slowed for the third consecutive month. Despite the decline, sales levels are well above the 10-year average. Inventory levels remain over 25 per cent below long-term averages, with most of the decline being driven by homes priced below $300,000.

The months of supply in Regina fell to 2.96 in March, down from 3.86 in February. If conditions remain this tight over the next several months, we could start to see an impact on home prices.

Regina reported a benchmark price of $307,100 in March, slightly below the $310,200 reported in February.

City of Saskatoon

The City of Saskatoon reported declining year-over-year sales for the third consecutive month. That said, sales levels remain consistent with long-term, 10-year averages. Inventory levels remain a significant concern, as the city reports supply levels nearly 37 per cent below long-term averages.

The months of supply in Saskatoon fell to 2.32 in March, down from 3.50 in February. Tight conditions in the Saskatoon market are placing upward pressure on home prices and we expect this trend to continue as inventory challenges persist.

Saskatoon reported a benchmark price of $376,300 in March, slightly above the $372,400 reported in February and over 2 per cent higher than March 2022.


Saskatchewan's 2023-24 Provincial Budget, tabled today by Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Donna Harpauer, has a projected $1.0 billion surplus, driven by an economy that is leading the nation and creating thousands of new jobs.

"Saskatchewan is growing at its fastest pace in more than a century," Harpauer said. This budget is designed to ensure that growth continues and that it's growth that works for everyone."

There are no tax increases and no new taxes included in this budget, helping keep life affordable for Saskatchewan people. When taxes, utilities and housing costs are combined, Saskatchewan is the most affordable place to live in Canada for a family of four.

Saskatchewan's economy is expected to lead all provinces in growth in 2022. Momentum is forecast to continue in 2023 with Saskatchewan achieving the second highest growth according to private sector forecasts. The economy is driven by strong commodity prices, solid job growth, increased private investment and a rebound in crop production from the 2021 drought.

More people than ever are working in Saskatchewan. More than 20,000 full time jobs were created in 2022 and employment is expected to continue to grow this year and over the medium-term.

Strong Finances

The 2023-24 Budget projects a $1.0 billion surplus.

Revenue of $19.7 billion is forecast in the 2023-24 Budget, up $2.5 billion or 14.7 per cent, from last year's budget. The higher revenue forecast is largely due to $9.6 billion in taxation revenue, a $1.5 billion increase over last year with Corporate Income, Personal Income and Provincial Sales Tax revenue reflecting a strong economy.

Non-renewable resource revenue is forecast to be $3.3 billion, up $435 million over last year's budget, largely driven by solid potash and oil price expectations.

"With a growing economy and strong finances in Saskatchewan, our government will pay down up to $1.0 billion in operating debt this fiscal year, reducing interest costs and investing those savings into needed services, programs and capital," Harpauer said.

Including last fiscal year, debt retirement and lower borrowing have generated $117 million in annual interest savings.

Expense in the 2023-24 Budget is forecast to be $18.7 billion, up $1.0 billion or 5.9 per cent, from last year's budget.

Investing in Health Care

"This budget delivers a 6.7 per cent increase to the Ministry of Health to $6.9 billion, strengthening the health care system and taking significant steps to further attract, train and retain doctors, nurses and other key health care professionals in a growing province," Harpauer said.

The 2023-24 Budget includes $98.8 million, an increase of $82.7 million over last year's budget, for the Health Human Resources (HHR) action plan. The plan, funded through the ministries of Health, Advanced Education and Immigration and Career Training, will recruit, train, incentivize and retain health care professionals.

In Health, $55.5 million in this budget, an increase of $44.9 million from last year, will recruit 250 full-time positions and expand part-time positions in rural and remote areas around the province. The budget also includes support for recruiting internationally educated health care workers and for the College of Medicine for new academic and research positions, special residency seats and family medicine seats.

This budget invests $518 million into mental health and addictions programs and services, including a targeted investment of $12.4 million over last year, representing the highest investment ever in Saskatchewan for these programs and services. Mental health and addictions funding now makes up 7.5 per cent of overall health spending.

In Advanced Education, $25.2 million in new funding will expand training programs. Approximately 550 seats will be added across 18 health training programs to help address critical markets. The budget includes $10 million to support the continuation of a 150-seat expansion in nursing programs and $2.4 million to train internationally educated health care providers.

Immigration and Career Training supports the HHR action plan with $5.2 million in this budget to assist with initiatives to fill current vacancies through the licensing of internationally educated health care workers already in Saskatchewan.

This budget includes a $42.5 million increase to fund the largest volume of surgical procedures in the history of the province. 6,000 more surgeries will be performed this year, bringing the total to 103,000 and reducing the waitlist to its pre-pandemic level by March 2024, a year ahead of schedule.

A $39.0 million increase in this budget supports seniors' care and includes a number of important initiatives, including $17.6 million to procure additional long-term care beds in Regina and $9.3 million to support third-party long-term care providers. There is $5.5 million to hire 75 continuing care assistants (CCAs) for the final phase of the three-year $18.4 million government commitment to hire 300 CCAs to deliver home care and support services for seniors living in long-term care facilities.

A $7.0 million increase for more medical imaging, primarily CT and MRI scans, and a $2.6 million increase for more endoscopy procedures are included in this budget to help reduce wait times.

Investing in Education

The 2023-24 Budget includes more than $4.0 billion for Prekindergarten to Grade 12 and post-secondary education.

"More than 189,000 students are attending Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Saskatchewan, the most in more than 20 years," Harpauer said. "Growth that works for everyone means every student receives the best possible education."

In this budget, the Ministry of Education provides record investment of $3.1 billion, an increase of $192.8 million or 6.7 per cent over last year, to support schools, early learning, child care and libraries in a growing province. Saskatchewan's 27 school divisions will receive $2.0 billion in operating funding, an increase of $49.4 million over last year.

There is $23.0 million to support the startup and operation of the new Saskatchewan Distance Learning Corporation - Sask DLC. The new corporation offers more opportunities for students to access a wide variety of online courses from Kindergarten to Grade 12, as well as high school electives. Grade 12 completion and electives will be available to adult students as well.

This budget includes $382.4 million for early learning and child care, an increase of $72.1 million or 23.3 per cent over last year. The funding supports young families in our province, helping make life more affordable. It will reduce child care fees for families of children up to the age of six to $10 per day as of April 1, 2023.

This budget includes $764.8 million for the post-secondary education sector this year, an increase of $24.5 million or 3.3 per cent. It includes $47 million for student supports, a 24 per cent increase from last year due to growing use of the Student Aid Fund and the Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship.  There is also $65 million for the Graduate Retention Program, which provides up to $20,000 in tax credits to post-secondary students who stay and work in Saskatchewan after graduation.

Investing in Social Services and Assistance

"Saskatchewan's growing economy means more people are working in this province and fewer people require income assistance," Harpauer said. "At the same time support is increasing for those who need it. That's growth that works for everyone."

The 2023-24 Budget for social services and assistance is a record $1.7 billion.

This budget includes an additional $26.6 million in benefits to support people with low incomes, families and seniors. There are increases to benefits for Saskatchewan Income Support, Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability, the Senior's Income Plan, and the Personal Care Home Benefit.

A $13.5 million increase for Social Services community-based service delivery partners is part of Government's total $17.6 million increase for community-based organizations (CBOs) which are also funded through the ministries of Education, Health, Justice and Attorney General and Corrections, Policing and Public Safety.

"CBOs have a critical role in helping create positive outcomes and a better quality of life for Saskatchewan's people who need support and assistance," Harpauer said. "This increase helps organizations address operational pressures and recruit and retain qualified staff."

Investing in the Protection of Persons and Property

The 2023-24 Budget includes over $1.0 billion in investments in public safety and the justice system.

"Operational funding for second stage housing ensures women in dangerous situations can safely leave and stay away from abusive partners," Harpauer said. "This budget includes a new investment of $876,000 over three years to support survivors of interpersonal violence with the expansion of counseling services for clients living in second stage housing."

Over $27.5 million in interpersonal violence supports and services are included in this budget.

The 2023-24 Budget invests in police and law enforcement initiatives, including $7.0 million to establish the new Saskatchewan Marshals Service (SMS) to increase policing capacity within the province, with a focus on rural and remote areas.

When fully operational by mid-to-late 2026, the SMS will have approximately 70 officers, providing an additional law enforcement presence across Saskatchewan, supporting RCMP and municipal police operations were appropriate.

Investing in the economy

The 2023-24 Budget includes a $1.4 million increase to open a trade office in Germany - the fourth largest economy in the world and the economic, financial and manufacturing hub of the European Union. The investment, which is part of the $19.3 million International Trade and Investment Strategy, will advance the province's economic interests abroad. The new office will join existing trade offices in the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Vietnam, Japan, India, Singapore and China.

Officials in these offices connect Saskatchewan businesses with investors and customers and provide on the ground support, with knowledge of local business culture, rules and regulations in key markets.

"Those efforts are paying off. Saskatchewan's merchandise exports rose from $37.0 billion in 2021 to $52.4 billion in 2022 - an increase of 41.6 per cent," Harpauer said. "More exports abroad means more jobs here at home. That's growth that works for everyone."

The 2023-24 Budget includes the highest level ever of Municipal Revenue Sharing - $297.9 million, an increase of $35.3 million or 13.4 per cent, from last year's budget. The budget includes $503 million of direct provincial support to municipalities, an increase of $54.5 million or 12.2 per cent over last year's budget, primarily due to higher revenue sharing, the provincial portion of infrastructure funding and a number of grants and initiatives from across government.

The 2023-24 Budget includes $249.1 million in targeted funding for Indigenous and Métis people and organizations, representing an increase of 6.8 per cent from last year.

Investing in Capital for a growing Saskatchewan

Our government continues to build highways, schools, hospitals and other important projects that a growing province needs," Harpauer said. "With a record $3.7 billion included for capital in the 2023-24 Budget and $15.2 billion in planned capital investment over the next four years, that's growth that works for everyone."

The 2023-24 Budget includes $337.6 million for health care capital, an increase of $181.0 million from last year. This includes major ongoing construction at the Prince Albert Victoria Hospital and the Weyburn General Hospital replacement.

This budget invests $442.9 million into transportation capital, including over 1,000 kilometres of improvements on provincial highways. Significant projects include twinning near Rowatt and Corinne on Highways 6 and 39 between Regina and Weyburn and completing passing lanes and widening on Highway 5 from Saskatoon to Highway 2, and planning for construction to extend twinning on Highway 5 east of Saskatoon.

The 2023-24 Budget includes $152.3 million for education capital, largely for five new school capital projects, and support for the ongoing planning and construction of 15 new schools and the renovation of five existing schools.

This budget includes $348.1 million for municipal infrastructure and Crown corporations will invest $2.1 billion into major capital in 2023-24, largely through SaskPower, SaskEnergy and SaskTel for a number of electricity generation, gas transmission and distribution and communication network projects.

"This budget is about more people, more jobs, and more opportunities," Harpauer said. "More doctors, more nurses, and more surgeries.  More students, more schools, and more affordable child care.  More support for seniors, for young people, and for people with disabilities. Safer families and safer communities.  A growing economy, a brighter future, and a growing province whose best days are still ahead."

"That's growth that works for everyone."


According to a new report by RBC Economics, Canada’s housing market correction is slowing down, with a bottom expected to be formed in the coming months

The report predicts a 15 per cent peak-to-trough decline in the national RPS Home Price Index, with roughly half of that decline still to come. 

While RBC economists expect the recovery phase to start slowly later this year as affordability issues and a weaker economy continue to hold back buyers, the pace of the recovery should progressively pick up in 2024 once the economy clears its “soft patch,” inflation returns to target, and the Bank of Canada reverses part of the massive rate increases it has imposed since March 2022.

Immigration will continue to fuel demand through the medium term (and possibly beyond), raising the odds of supply shortages if housing starts don’t increase.

Unless the “economy craters,” there is little downside left

The steep slide in home resales, which began in March 2020, ended a two-year market frenzy, but the slowdown has significantly calmed since the fall. 

RBC Economics predicts that unless the economy craters, there is little downside left.

Accounting for the growth in housing stock, nationwide resales are the quietest they’ve been since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, excluding the lockdown period in the spring of 2020. 

RBC predicts that some markets, like those in Ontario and possibly Atlantic Canada, might be ahead of the pack in forming a bottom, while others, like those in the Prairies and Quebec, might lag somewhat.

No further rate hikes expected, but no cuts either

RBC expects that the Bank of Canada’s rate hiking cycle is likely on hold and that January 2023’s 25 basis-point hike was the final strike in a historic campaign that drove the policy rate up by 425 basis points, taking it to 4.5 per cent in less than a year. 

RBC believes the interest rate environment will remain restrictive for a while, and the Bank of Canada will abstain from cutting rates until 2024.

Affordability issues will continue

Buyers will continue to face steep challenges due to affordability issues, especially in the country’s more expensive markets, with RBC predicting the sharp deterioration in housing affordability since 2021 won’t unwind quickly. 

Lingering affordability issues will stand in the way of a quick market rebound and a material easing in buyers’ budget constraints.

Canada’s housing market has “solid fundamentals”

Despite the recent swings in the Canadian housing market, analysts suggest that the fundamentals remain solid. 

The market’s recent volatility can largely be attributed to the unique circumstances of the global pandemic and exceptionally low interest rates. However, once the market has adjusted to higher interest rates, analysts predict that solid fundamentals will once again come to the fore in 2024.

One key indicator of the strength of the Canadian housing market is the historically low inventory of homes for sale, and “there are no signs of overbuilding virtually anywhere in the country,” RBC reports.

This is particularly noteworthy given the rapid growth of Canada’s population, which has seen its largest increase in generations over the past year and booming immigration is expected to keep this trend going over the medium term.

full report, authored by Robert Hogue



In recent weeks, and although not all segments of the market but we have began to see multiple offers and delayed presentation offers again on some properties. 

There were 854 sales recorded across the province in February, a year-over-year decline of 19 per cent. However, while sales are down year-over-year, sales activity remains stronger than pre-pandemic levels and above long-term, 10-year averages.

As seen in prior months, Saskatchewan continues to report new listings and inventory levels significantly below long-term trends. There were 1,360 new listings in February, down 18 per cent year-over-year and nearly 28 per cent below 10-year averages. While the months of supply did push above six months, inventory levels were down 6 per cent year-over-year and 31 per cent below 10-year averages.

“We continue to see higher lending rates and supply challenges contribute to a pullback in sales,” said Association CEO Chris Guérette. “I’m beginning to sound like a broken record, but our biggest concern is still inventory levels, specifically in the more affordable segment of our housing continuum.”

The provincial benchmark price reached $318,500 in February, slightly higher than the $317,400 recorded the month prior and 0.4 percent higher than February 2022.

“Year-over-year sales declines were to be expected as we returned to a more balanced market where sales activity is more consistent with the historical 10-year averages,” said Guérette. “Saskatchewan remains one of the most affordable jurisdictions in the country with a resilient market that is well-positioned for stable demand in home ownership."

City of Regina

Sales activity slowed for the second consecutive month, contributing to a year-to-date decline of 21 per cent. Despite the decline, sales activity remains consistent with long-term trends for this time of year. While both sales and new listings have improved over January levels, the monthly gain in new listings did not change the inventory situation. February inventory levels fell to the lowest level reported for the month since 2013 and the months of supply once again fell below four months.

Regina reported a benchmark price of $310,200 in February, slightly below the $312,200 reported in January but well above the February 2021 price of $295,900.

City of Saskatoon

Sales activity slowed for the second consecutive month, contributing to a year-to-date decline of 19 per cent. Further declines in new listings kept inventory levels 36 per cent below 10-year averages for the month and the months of supply remained under four months.

Saskatoon reported a benchmark price of $372,400 in February, up from $366,000 in January and nearly three per cent higher than this time last year.



Pullbacks in both the attached and detached sectors resulted in 631 sales being recorded across the province in January, a year-over-year decline of nearly 16 per cent. While January sales are lower than the activity reported over the past two years, sales remain consistent with pre-pandemic levels.

Despite gains in new listings, January inventory levels were at their lowest levels reported in over a decade. While inventories did improve in homes priced above $300,000, it had little impact on the low inventory situation that continues to be experienced across the province.

“Rising lending rates paired with ongoing inflationary pressures are impacting what individuals can afford, and our market has struggled to see improvements in supply levels in lower-priced homes,” said Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association CEO Chris Guérette. “Prospective buyers impacted by rate hikes are also faced with less choice in the more affordable segment of our market. Without question, these factors are contributing to a pullback in sales activity.”

Following two consecutive years of price growth, the total residential benchmark price remained relatively stable in January. However, apartment condominiums reported further gains in benchmark prices due to rising demand, relative to supply, in apartment-style products.

“As our market continues to return to pre-pandemic sales levels, it’s important to remember that we typically see fewer transactions occur in January,” said Guérette. “As higher commodity prices and a strong agricultural sector continue to support our economy, Saskatchewan remains resilient and well-positioned for stable demand in home ownership.”

Regional Highlights

Many regions across the province experienced a year-over-year decline in sales, apart from Moose Jaw and North Battleford. Inventory gains in Melfort, Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Yorkton were not enough to offset the declines in other regions, as inventory levels remain far below long-term trends.

While the months of supply have trended towards more balanced conditions across all regions outside of Moose Jaw and North Battleford, all other regions across the province continue to report months of supply lower than 10-year averages.

Price Trends

Year-over-year price gains ranged from a low of just under one per cent in Estevan to a high of over three per cent in Swift Current. Meanwhile, prices eased in Meadow Lake, Melfort, Regina, North Battleford, and Yorkton, with the largest year-over-year price decline occurring in North Battleford.


City of Regina

Regina reported 134 sales in January, slightly below long-term trends for the month. The dip in sales can be attributed to declines in detached activity and ongoing supply issues. With less than 300 new listings this month, January levels are at their lowest level since 2010. Additionally, the pullback in new listings ensured that inventory levels remained well below long-term averages, with much of the inventory decline being driven by homes priced below $300,000.

Regina reported a benchmark price of $312,200 in January, down one per cent compared to January 2022 and above the $291,300 reported in January 2021.

City of Saskatoon

Saskatoon reported 201 sales in January, relatively consistent with long-term trends for the month. While higher lending rates are impacting sales, a lack of new listings and low inventory levels also remain a challenge. New listings eased to 415 in January, the lowest level since 2008 and over 35 per cent below levels typically seen this time of year. As seen in other areas of the province, inventory declines have been mostly concentrated in the more affordable segment of the market.

Saskatoon reported a benchmark price of $366,000 in January, up nearly two per cent compared to January 2022 and above the $336,600 reported in January 2021.


Vacancy rates going down can lead to higher rental costs

Both Regina and Saskatoon renters are facing the toughest markets in nearly a decade, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation(CMHC).

The housing agency released its annual rental market report Thursday. It showed that both of Saskatchewan's major cities' vacancy rates declined to their lowest levels since 2014.

For Saskatoon, the numbers in the report were for purpose-built rental apartments, so don't include what's happening in condos, or in apartments built out of occupied family homes. In Regina, they also cover purpose-built rental apartments and condos.

In Regina, vacancy rates for purpose-built rental units plummeted to 3.2 last year from 7 per cent in 2021— while in Saskatoon vacancy rates dipped to 3.4 per cent from 4.8 per cent.

The national vacancy rate for purpose built rentals in Canadian census metropolitan areas dropped to 1.9 per cent in 2022.

Pete Nelson, CMHC's Senior Analyst for Saskatoon, said a tighter rental market allows landlords to increase rental costs.

"In general you'll see an inverse relationship, so as vacancy rates are going down, prices will be going up," Nelson said.

Increased rental costs in both cities

In Saskatoon, the average rent of a two-bedroom purpose-built rental unit is $1,243— a 3.4 per cent increase from 2021. Meanwhile in Regina, rental costs jumped by 3.3 per cent to $1,186.

The monthly rent for condos is even higher in both cities. 

The report showed the average rent for a two-bedroom condo in Regina rose by 14.7 per cent last year to $1,467— while the cost in Saskatoon increased by 11.4 per cent to $1,346.

These rental cost increases leave low income renters struggling to find affordable housing. In Regina, households who make less than $32,000 per year can only afford to rent eight per cent of rentals, while in Saskatoon they could only afford 7 per cent.

Anita Linares, CMHC senior analyst, said the majority of those affordable units are one-bedrooms.

"So for larger families who are in that bracket, there is a concern that they will not have adequate housing in the future," Linares said. 

Linares said it's important to increase the rental supply in both cities, but also increase adequate housing options for all households in the province.

What is causing increased demand?

In 2022, Saskatoon's rental universe expanded at its fastest pace in three decades, with 801 added units, but demand is still outstripping supply, according to the report.

Nelson said economic enthusiasm in the province is driving rental demand.

"The commodity prices have been booming, investment has been picking up, that causes more people to be migrating to Saskatchewan and causes less people to leave," Nelson said. "You might even see the vacancy rate fall more in this coming year as the demand side picks up."

Nelson added that higher mortgage payments and inflation create disincentives for people considering buying homes — which also leads to increased demand in the rental market.

"I think we are starting to see in the second-half of 2022, these people who are on the fence about purchasing a home, and maybe have been in the market, are thinking maybe I'll just sit on the sidelines and kind of wait and see what happens," Nelson said.

Linares said a return to normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic is also contributing to the tighter rental markets.

"There has been a return to in-person activity, particularly for students and workers returning to the office," Linares said.  "Some of the lowest vacancy rates were in the surrounding areas of the university and the [downtown] core."


Bank of Canada raises key interest rate for eighth time, to 4.5 per cent. What you need to know

The interest rate hikes are over — probably.

The Bank of Canada raised its key overnight lending rate for the eighth straight time Wednesday morning, but signalled its rate-hiking campaign could finally be over.

The central bank bumped the overnight rate up by 25 basis points — a quarter of a percentage point — to 4.5 per cent, just what markets had been expecting.

“If economic developments evolve broadly in line with the … outlook, Governing Council expects to hold the policy rate at its current level while it assesses the impact of the cumulative interest rate increases,” the Bank said in a news release announcing the 25-basis point increase.

The Bank also said previous hikes have been having their desired effect of slowing inflation by hitting consumer demand.

“There is growing evidence that restrictive monetary policy is slowing activity, especially household spending. Consumption growth has moderated from the first half of 2022 and housing market activity has declined substantially,” the Bank said.

“As the effects of interest rate increases continue to work through the economy, spending on consumer services and business investment are expected to slow. Meanwhile, weaker foreign demand will likely weigh on exports. This overall slowdown in activity will allow supply to catch up with demand,” the Bank predicted.

The Bank also said the Canadian economy likely grew by 3.6 per cent in 2022, slightly higher than it had forecast in October. It also predicts the Canadian economy will grow by just one per cent this year, and by two per cent in 2024

Despite evidence of a slowdown, the Bank justified Wednesday’s increase by pointing to continued high inflation. In December, the Consumer Price Index was 6.3 per cent higher than it was a year earlier. While that was down from 6.8 per cent in November — and a big drop from the 8.1 per cent seen in June — it’s still more than three times the Bank’s two per cent target for inflation.

“With persistent excess demand putting continued upward pressure on many prices, Governing Council decided to increase the policy interest rate by a further 25 basis points,” the Bank said.

The Bank also released its quarterly analysis of the state of the Canadian economy, and for the first time ever, published minutes of its internal debate that led to Wednesday’s decision.

In an attempt to get inflation under control, the Bank raised the overnight lending rate seven times in 2022, most recently bumping it by 50 basis points (half a percentage point) to 4.25 per cent in early December.

The overnight rate began last year at 0.25 per cent, where it had been since the Bank dropped it three times in one month in March 2020, as the global COVID-19 pandemic was declared.

The theory is that by making it more costly to borrow money, people will spend less, eventually driving prices down.



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Record sales of apartment condominiums were not enough to offset declining sales in detached homes, resulting in a 12 per cent decline in residential sales in 2022. While sales have eased relative to last year, a record year, the 15,334 recorded sales in 2022 were 15 per cent higher than long-term averages.

As many markets across the country are experiencing a strong shift in demand, Saskatchewan continues to report sales that are stronger than pre-pandemic levels. There were 25,089 new listings in 2022, a seven per cent decline from the year prior and well below long-term trends. While the pace of inventory decline did ease over the second half of the year, 2022 inventory levels were 11 per cent below levels seen last year and 25 per cent below 10-year averages. Much of the decline in supply was driven by properties priced below $500,000, resulting in tight conditions in the lower-priced segment of the market.

“Without question, higher lending rates are contributing to the pullback in sales. We saw the Bank of Canada raise interest rates seven times in 2022,” said Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association CEO Chris Guérette. “When paired with declining inventory levels, particularly in homes priced below $500,000, we do see that having an impact on sales.” Following strong growth throughout the spring, benchmark prices began to ease toward the end of the year. While many regions have recently reported downward price adjustments, home prices rose on an annual basis.

Overall benchmark prices for 2022 were over four per cent higher than the year prior. “The housing market is changing as consumers adjust to higher lending rates and rising costs of living. That said, Saskatchewan continues to fare better than many regions across the country and we expect that to continue in 2023” said Guérette. “With prospective buyers having to qualify at higher rates, our biggest concern heading into the new year is the lack of supply in homes priced below $500,000.”

While many regions have experienced recent downward price adjustments, home prices rose on an annual basis. Annual benchmark price gains ranged from a low of one per cent in Moose Jaw to a high of seven per cent in Warman. The growth in prices in 2022 saw many regions set new record highs, with the exception of Estevan, Swift Current and Weyburn.

The City of Saskatoon reported 4,587 sales in 2022, a 15 per cent decline over last year’s record high but over 12 per cent higher than 10-year trends. Supply continues to be a challenge, as new listings have eased significantly and were 14 per cent below long-term averages in 2022. Meanwhile, inventory levels eased even further, resulting in average supply levels 31 per cent below long-term trends. While a pullback in sales relative to inventory levels in the second half of the year did allow the months of supply to rise, the market remains far tighter than what we would traditionally see in Saskatoon.

On an annual basis, benchmark prices rose nearly five per cent over 2021 levels.

The average price of a Canadian home that sold in December was $626,318, a decline of more than 12 per cent from where it was the same month a year ago. The Canadian Real Estate Association, which represents more than 150,000 realtors across the country, released new numbers about the country's housing market on Monday, showing that the number of homes sold and the prices they fetched were both sharply lower in December than they were the same month a year earlier.

Sales fell by more than 39 per cent from December 2021's level. And prices were also well down from an average of $713,500 at the end of 2021, and a peak of $816,720 reached in February 2022, before the Bank of Canada started aggressively raising lending rates. The realtor group says the average selling price can be misleading since it is easily skewed by sales of expensive homes in places like Toronto and Vancouver. So it tabulates a different number — known as the House Price Index — that adjusts for the volume and type of housing sold. The HPI was down by 13 per cent from its peak last year, with Ontario and British Columbia seeing the biggest declines, while just about everywhere else saw either small declines or even slight increases in some cases.

Rishi Sondhi, an economist with TD Bank, says that while it's clear that Canada's housing market has cooled significantly from its red-hot status earlier in the pandemic, the numbers for December "signal that a bottom in the housing market may be forming." Prices fell by 0.3 per cent on a monthly basis, the smallest decline since the market began correcting in March. "With new listings dropping significantly last month and the level remaining low, there are no real signs so far that forced selling is dominating the supply picture." Looking ahead to 2024 Growth in sales and average prices should return to positive territory in 2024 on an annual average basis, as the economist anticipates inflation will be contained and the economy should begin to heal after a weak performance in 2023.

The outlooks projects sales activity will increase, though at a pace that will continue to lag pre-pandemic levels for much of the year. Sondhi says that improving housing demand will likely stoke renewed price growth, but a still-constrained affordability backdrop will be a limiting factor. “Regionally, broad-based price gains are likely in 2024. However, we expect some mild outperformance in the Prairies and Newfoundland and Labrador as those markets continue to benefit from a favourable affordability gap,” the report states. “In contrast, tougher affordability conditions in Ontario, B.C. and across much of the Atlantic should restrain growth.

“ Sondhi cautions, “If higher interest rates and economic weakness result in significant amounts of forced selling on the part of homebuyers, price growth could be weaker than we expect.”

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