In 2007, Crosby Hanna & Associates was hired by the City of Saskatoon to develop twenty-year population projections for the Census Metropolitan area of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Health Region. The projections assisted the city in managing growth and development by giving them the ability to forecast future municipal servicing needs and land consumption. The projections were based on a Cohort Survival Method that considered mortality, fertility, and migration rates over a twenty-year time period. Assumptions about migration were made based on past trends as well as current economic conditions. Projection scenarios were carried out for four distinct geographic areas within the Saskatoon Health Region including the City of Saskatoon, and three areas within the region based on different degrees of metropolitan influence: strong, moderate and weak.
Client: City of Saskatoon