Saskatchewan's medical system covers the cost for basic medical care. Residents can also choose to purchase private health insurance plans that would provide even more extended health benefits. Many employers also offer private health plans for their employees.
Owning a Home
Owning a home in Saskatoon is affordable compaired to other major markets in Canada. The average price for single-family detached homes in Saskatoon is over $300,000.
Apartment/condo rentals are abundant in our current housing market and you should not have a problem in securing a place to live.
Child and Elder Care
Child care in Saskatoon is mostly offered through licensed, private daycare providers. Be sure to start looking early as spaces are limited.
A personal care homeis a private business that provides accommodation, meals and supervision or assistance with personal care to adults in a residential, family-like atmosphere.
Elementary and High School
Saskatoon Public Schools
Saskatoon Public Schools offers kindergarten to Grade 8 programs at its elementary schools. Elementary French immersion programs see students attend the designated school that serves their neighbourhood. The kindergarten to Grade 8 Nêhiyâwiwin Cree Language and Culture program at Confederation Park Community School is a division-wide program open to all students. City Park School offers a Montessori program for Grade 1-8 through an application process held each spring.
Collegiates for students in Grade 9-12 operate with open boundaries. Students may register at the collegiate of their choice
Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
The Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools have 43 elementary schools and seven high schools serving over 19,000 students in Saskatoon and surrounding communities. They nurture faith and encourage excellence in learning, while inspiring students to serve others and make the world a better place.
With a relatively low cost of living in Canada, your money goes further in Saskatchewan. Banks are federally regulated and most of them operate across Canada.
Federal, provincial and municipal (local) governments all collect money from Saskatchewan people through taxes. This money is used to provide services like police and fire protection, health care, education and more. In many cases, these taxes are deducted from an employee's pay cheque.
As is the case around the world, people in Saskatchewan are subject to frauds and scams. Learn how to identify and what to do in case you are a victim.
Saskatoon is mainly a commuter community, with most residents owning a vehicle as their main source of transportation.
Saskatoon Transit serves nearly a million rides each month. With 40 routes and over 1,600 stops, Saskatoon Transit serves all corners of Saskatoon providing eco-friendly and safe alternative transportation for residents.
There are also cab and ride-share opportunities available.
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