From April 2014 to April 2015, the Regina CMA gained 2,400 jobs, a 2.4% increase. From 2015 to 2019 the Conference Board of Canada predicts that the Regina economy will create 7,000 new jobs.
EDR supports employers looking to attract talent to meet the needs of our rapidly growing economy. We do so by working with various Saskatchewan business and partners to organize out-of-province talent recruitment fairs that aim to fill identified high priority vacant jobs in our economy that industries in unable to fill within Saskatchewan.
Regina’s economy is driven by a number of large sectors including agriculture,
mining, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, transportation & warehousing, and the various companies involved in banking, insurance and finance. It also includes significant employment in public administration, health care, and education.
In order to maximize the impact of its work, EDR is pursuing a sector development strategy, which currently focuses resources on the growth and development of these key industry sectors:
- Fabricated metal manufacturing
- Machinery manufacturing
- Food processing
- Events, conventions and trade shows