SIPP Public Policy Papers 19
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Recent Census results and projected demographic trends for Saskatchewan are troubling. An aging non-Aboriginal population and a very young Aboriginal population are demographically polarizing the province, and related statistical trends indicate that Saskatchewan will experience arduous challenges as a result of its population features. Demographics in Saskatchewan are negatively affecting the condition of the workforce, health care system, education, and race relations, threatening long-term socio-economic sustainability in the province. Less important in past years, demographics now have significant implications for Saskatchewan that require acute governmental action to avoid a crisis in the near future.