Quick Facts about
Moose Jaw


INDUSTRIAL CORRIDOR Moose Jaw is the western anchor to the Moose Jaw-Regina Industrial Corridor

KEY ECONOMIC SECTORS Potash Mining, Agriculture, Ag Value-added Processing, Transportation (Trucking and Rail), Oil and Gas Refinery, Tourism, and Healthcare

POTASH RESOURCE Vast reserves of high quality potash - two solution mines are located near Moose Jaw

AGRICULTURE SERVICE CENTRE Fertile grain growing area – processing, distribution and service centre

TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITY HUB Two national railways; CP’s Soo rail line to Chicago; Trans-Canada Highway; major power transmission lines, natural gas and water pipelines

LIVESTOCK Largest distribution centre for livestock in Saskatchewan

15 WING CFB CAE’s operates the NATO Flying Training Program in Canada

2015 BUILDING PERMITS $53,255,742 (290 permits)

2015 SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE STARTS 53 (average $316/dwelling excludes land) 2014 - 81 ($286,000)

RETAIL SALES $753 million 35% above the Canadian average (2014)

MUNICIPAL COMMERCIAL LAND FOR SALE Grayson Business Park $120,000 - $230,000 per acre

MUNICIPAL INDUSTRIAL LAND FOR SALE Moose Jaw Industrial Park large serviced parcels for sale with potential for rail spur services

INVESTMENT INCENTIVES Five-Year Property Tax Phase-In: Commercial/Industrial investment

DEVELOPMENT FEE COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL $50 fee plus 0.40 per $1,000; Building Permit Fee $5.00 per $1,000

COMMERCIAL RETAIL LEASE RATES Downtown Retail $12-$18/PSF; New/prime Office/Retail $20-$23/PSF

INDUSTRIAL LEASE RATES $5.75 (older) - $12/PSF (newer)

2015 LABOUR FORCE 20,787

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE Moose Jaw/Swift Current 1.3%

2015 MINIMUM WAGE $10.50/hour


2015 MLS HOME PRICE INDEX $225,300

2015 RENTAL VACANCY RATE (FALL) 3.4% Average Rent (2Bdrm) $806/month

ACREAGE OF CITY 24,176 acres: Zoned Commercial 1,726 acres; zoned Industrial 3,598 acres

MUNICIPAL AIRPORT Runway length 2,952 feet

AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE (July) +19.4°C; (January): -13.7°C


TIME ZONE Central Standard (CST) year round

PRAIRIE SPIRIT The people of Moose Jaw really do have the heart and soul representative of hard-working prairie people, with a can-do attitude that gets things done.

FRESH AIR, SUN AND BLUE SKIES: “PRICELESS” Moose Jaw has more sunny days than most of Canada, averaging 2,338 sunshine hours each year.

SAFE AND NEIGHBOURLY Tops in its class when it comes to having a low crime rate, Moose Jaw is a place where neighbours know and look out for one another.

HOME OF THE SNOWBIRDS A symbol of our nation, our national pride and our ability to build a nation.

ANCIENT SEABEDS Moose Jaw is tapped in and benefiting from mineral rich geothermal water lying deep below the city.

WESTERN ANCHOR TO THE MOOSE JAW-REGINA INDUSTRIAL CORRIDOR A group of eight municipalities, including the cities of Moose Jaw and Regina, are using innovative thinking to develop the area between Moose Jaw and Regina along the Trans-Canada Highway.


CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER complete with lights, decorated Christmas trees, and turkey dinners with all the trimmings


BUILDING-SIZE MURALS above ground… Gangster Al Capone’s Tunnels underground

WARRIORS WHL HOCKEY TEAM Moose Jaw is definitely hockey and Saskatchewan Roughrider kind of town

What makes Moose Jaw so Surprisingly Unexpected?