Compare that to Canada, which has 78% of the total work force in the service producing sector and Saskatchewan which has 74% of the total work force working in the service producing sector.
Saskatoon has a very diverse service based economy. And if not for the huge increase in construction employment and the decent increase from resource employment over the last decade and a half, Saskatoon's economy would be even more service based when looking at it from market share of total employment. Only Victoria at 89% has a larger market share of service based employment of major cities in Western Canada. Regina, Vancouver and Winnipeg are just slightly below Saskatoon at around 80% to 82% of service based employment while Calgary and Edmonton are at 75% and 77% respectively. Keep in mind that these numbers can vary from time to time by quite a few percentage points, so the order that these cities come in can change from year to year and even month to month.
Here are service producing industries employment in Saskatoon as a percentage of total employment.
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