Saskatoon

Saskatoon, SK
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on a map

Population: 257,600 (July 2016)
Unemployment Rate: 5.9% (as of July 2016)
Minimum Wage: $10.50/hr (as of Oct 1, 2015)
Total Number of Shelters: 10 (as of October 1, 2015)
Total Number of Beds: 174 (2015)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Number of people estimated to be:

  • living on the streets: 72 (+2 children) (2012)
  • living in emergency shelters, motels or transitional housing: 269 (+9 children) (2012)
  • spend night with friends: 27 (2012)
  • living in core housing need: 34,000 (est.) (2011)

HOUSING
Number of shelter beds: 287 (2011)
Number of transition & supportive housing units: 5,187 (2011)
Rental Vacancy Rate: 6.5% (2015)
Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,0487mo. (2015)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Income Assistance (single person/mo.): $538 (2012)