Health

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.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency provide most health services in Saskatchewan, either directly or through health care organizations.

Housing

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 rental

Apartment/condo rentals are abundant in our current housing market and you should not have a problem in securing a place to live. 

Utilities

Whether you are renting or purchasing your home, you will need to arrange to hook up your utilities, which include power, heat, water, internet, etc.

Child and Elder Care

Child Care

Child care in Saskatoon is mostly offered through licensed, private daycare providers. Be sure to start looking early as spaces are limited.

Elder Care

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.

Finances

Banking

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.

Taxes

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.

Fraud

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.

Transportation

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.

Other services

Find other services in your area including community programs, legal, income support, disabilitiy services and more.