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Business Growth

“Business Growth” as measured by the increase in the number of business licenses issued by the City of Saskatoon is an indicator of the City’s Economic Diversity and Prosperity goal.  The City of Saskatoon Business License Bylaw requires all businesses to obtain a license prior to operating. 

How are we doing?

In 2016, the total number of businesses increased by 1.1% compared to 2015. As of December 31, 2016, the City of Saskatoon had 10,775 licensed businesses, including 6,235 commercial businesses and 4,540 home-based businesses.

Data Table
Annual Growth of Licensed Businesses
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Percentage Growth (%) 5.7 3.6 3.3 3.1 1.9 2.0 1.1
Data Table
Number of Licensed Businesses
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Home Based 3213 3582 3829 4013 4222 4341 4483 4540
Commercial 5582 5717 5803 5934 6031 6103 6176 6235


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