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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 2018, the City of Saskatoon issued 1,349 new business licenses (566 commercial, and 783 home-based businesses). The average annual growth rate of business licenses has been 2.3% since 2014.

Data Table
Annual Growth of Licensed Businesses
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Percentage Growth (%) 5.7 3.6 3.3 3.1 1.9 2.0 1.1 4.5 2.3
Data Table
Number of Licensed Businesses
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Home Based 3213 3582 3829 4013 4222 4341 4483 4540 4872 5013
Commercial 5582 5717 5803 5934 6031 6103 6176 6235 6417 6761