Weyburn’s commitment to ensuring availability of adequate housing options is giving area employers a competitive edge in attracting employees. Weyburn is proactively addressing the challenges of rapid expansion and development and is in position to effectively manage the infrastructure and service demands of growth without interruption to the pace of development.

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Housing

The City of Weyburn has developed attractive business climate for housing developers resulting in an increase in houseing starts and availability, giving area employers an advantage in attracting employees. Currently there are three new residential neighborhoods under development.

  •  Average monthly rent: $836
  • Apartment vacancy rate: 14.2%

Source: Mortgage & Housing Corporation – Rental Market Report, Fall 2015

Property Tax Gap

According to the Canadian Federation of Independant Business (CFIB), Weyburn has the 4th lowest municipal property tax gaps in comparison to other Saskatchewan municipalities. The table below showcases Weyburn as the 4th lower Municipal property tax gaps and municipal taxes for $200,000 assessed value.

Source: CFIB calculations based on 2014 property tax data from Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Government Relations.

Municipality 2014 Municipal residential property taxes per $200,000 2014 Municipal commercial property taxes per $200,000 2014 Municipal property tax gap
Martensville $1,639 $2,455 1.50
Warman $1,368 $2.276 1.66
Saskatoon $960 $1,696 1.77
Weyburn $1,062 $2,180 2.05
Melfort $1,782 $3,758 2.11