Moose Jaw's MoneySense Ranking Slips Big Time


Robert Thomas

Once touted as an indicator of Moose Jaw's positive growth and used to attract business and new residents, the City's MoneySense ranking took a major tumble this year.

According to MoneySense Magazine, in 2014, Moose Jaw was in the top 100 places to live in Canada, 66th to be precise. In the 2018 rankings Moose Jaw is listed at 239; that's after another precipitous fall of 75 places from the 2017 ranking.

In the Prairie region (Saskatchewan and Manitoba) Moose Jaw was listed as 8th. In the Prairie region Weyburn placed first, Saskatoon was second, Estevan was fourth, Regina was 5th, Swift Current was 10th and Prince Albert was 15th.

The magazine uses data and then weighs it to come up with the final rankings,
“A liveable city should be prosperous, but affordable. Safe, yet easy to get around. And it should have the type of weather that draws you outdoors,” the magazine states in how it derives it’s rankings.

MoneySense is a Canadian online personal finance and lifestyle magazine published by Rogers Publishing Limited, a division of Rogers Communications.

The full rankings can be found at