The number of bankruptcies climbed 40 per cent in Saskatchewan in August compared to a year ago.
The jump is the largest percentage increase among the provinces.
129 consumer bankruptcies were filed in the province during the month, up from 92 last year, while business bankruptcies declined 10 percent to nine.
A recent study suggests nearly half of people in Saskatchewan are living paycheque to paycheque.
TransUnion warned in an earlier report that Saskatchewan and Alberta would face delinquency pressures in 2016 and 2017 because of falling oil prices.