Saskatchewan has seen a spike in population this quarter, greater than any other recorded jump in population for the province.

The second quarter of 2022 saw the province grow by 6,465 people- the largest population jump since Statistics Canada started releasing quarterly population counts in 1971.

Trade and Export Development minister Jeremy Harrison attributed the increase to more jobs being created in the province, which is attracting more people.

"Saskatchewan's economy is firing on all cylinders and creating thousands of new jobs," Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  "That's attracting more people than ever to our province."

"Saskatchewan has plenty of opportunities, welcoming communities, and a more affordable cost of living than most other places in Canada," Harrison said.  "A strong economy and a growing population means a better quality of life for all Saskatchewan people.

"That's growth that works for everyone."

There were 1,194,803 people living in Saskatchewan as of July 1, according to Statistics Canada.