Statistics Canada says the median total income of households in Saskatchewan in 2015 was $75,412.
That's better than most households across the country where they Median total was $70,336. Resource-based provinces and regions had the highest income growth led by Nunavut and Saskatchewan. Growth in Saskatchewan was 36.5 per cent over the previous decade. The proportion of the population in low income in this province was 12.8 per cent whereas, in Canada, the proportion was 14.2 per cent. Stats Canada says the number of persons in low income declined in Saskatchewan while the number increased in Ontario. Over 10 years, the number in Saskatchewan dropped from 16.8 per cent.
Changes in low income for metropolitan areas also reflected sectoral boom and bust. The largest declines in low income occurred in metropolitan areas in resource-rich parts of the country. In Saskatoon, the low income rate fell from 15.3 to 11.7 per cent. In Ontario, every large metropolitan area saw an increase led by London from 13.7 to 17 per cent. Over the decade, the Prairie Provinces had the highest growth in both the number of households and household median income in Canada. The growth in the number of households was faster in Alberta than Saskatchewan yet the median income growth in Saskatchewan outpaced that of Alberta.