Quick Facts about
Moose Jaw

MOOSE JAW 2016 CENSUS POPULATION 33,890,
2018 POPULATION estimated at 35,124

TRADING AREA  60,000

SASKATCHEWAN 2018 POPULATION 1,169,752

KEY ECONOMIC SECTORS Potash Mining, Agriculture, Ag-value-added Processing, Nato Flying Training (15 Wing), Transportation (Trucking and Rail), Tourism, and Healthcare

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

TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITY HUB Two national railways;
CP’s Soo rail line to Chicago; Trans-Canada Highway & #2 Highway; major power transmission lines, natural gas and water pipelines

LIVESTOCK Largest distribution centre for livestock in Saskatchewan

SPECIALTY CROPS grown in the region; chic peas, lentils, peas, soybean, mustard

2017 BUILDING PERMITS $39,635,878 (285 permits) 2016 Building Permits $39,635,878 (306 permits) 2015 Building Permits $53,255,742 (290 permits)

SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE STARTS 2017 48 2016 53 2015 53 2014 81 2013 77

CITY LAND FOR SALE Grayson Business Park serviced C-3 and Moose Jaw Industrial Park serviced M2

INVESTMENT INCENTIVES Five-Year Property Tax
Phase-In for Commercial/Industrial investment or Five Year Industrial Property Tax Exemption for Job Creation (Sector Specific)

PER CAPITA COMPARISON OF MUNICIPAL TAXATION Moose Jaw lowest of major cities in Saskatchewan at $790.60, Saskatoon next at $923.36, Regina is $1,172.28.

  • 6th lowest for commercial taxation amongst
    Saskatchewan cities

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FEE$100 fee plus $40/$1,000; Building Permit Fee $6.00/$1,000

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

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

IN 2017 there were 1,994 businesses operating in Moose Jaw

2017 EMPLOYED 19,600

MINIMUM WAGE $10.96/hr

2018 MLS HOME PRICE INDEX $230,076 ytd

RENTAL VACANCY RATE (Fall 2017) 2.3% Average Rent (2 Bdrm) $915/month

MUNICIPAL AIRPORT Runway length 2,952 feet with proposed 1,000 feet extension

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

ANNUAL SUNSHINE HOURS 2,338

TIME ZONE Central Standard (CST) year round

What makes Moose Jaw
the Right Place to Live, Work,
Learn and Invest

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.

MOST AMAZING MAIN STREET in Canada

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

MIDNIGHT TROLLEY CAR “Ghost Tours”

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.

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