Saskatchewan offers high-quality, affordable education that attracts international students from around the world.

The province offers state-of-the-art research and innovation facilities and top-quality educators. Universities, colleges and technical institutes in Saskatchewan offer a wide range of courses and credentials, from trade certifications to doctoral degrees.

Upon completion of a study program in Saskatchewan, international students can take advantage of bountiful skilled employment opportunities in the province, as well as options for permanent immigration to Canada.

An aerial view of University Bridge in downtown Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Population

1.14 million

International Student Population

4,791 (2014 figures)

Location

A map of Saskatchewan

Main Study Destinations

Saskatoon, Regina

 

Studying in Saskatchewan: The Advantages

  • World-Class Education in Smaller Urban Centres

    Saskatchewan has two world-class, publicly-funded, government-accredited universities that attract international students from many countries around the world. These universities are located in Regina and Saskatoon, respectively, both of which have a population of less than 250,000. For students who prefer not to be in large cities with a population of multiple millions, Saskatchewan is a highly attractive option.

  • The Lowest Unemployment Rate in Canada

    Saskatchewan has, for the past number of years, had the lowest unemployment rate in the country.

 

Immigrate After Studying in Saskatchewan

  • The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) Experience Category

    The SINP Experience Category includes a sub-category that caters for students who have graduated from a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Canada to apply for permanent immigration to Canada. There are slightly different requirements for applicants who graduated from an institution in Saskatchewan, compared with those who graduated elsewhere in Canada, with the former benefiting from less onerous work experience requirements.

  • Express Entry

    Candidates for immigration to Canada through the federal Express Entry immigration selection system who have completed their education at a school in Saskatchewan may be awarded a significant number of points on account of their high level of education. Moreover, international graduates of Canadian educational institutions may have obtained important Canadian work experience, another highly valued factor under the Express Entry system.

 

Destination Schools in Saskatchewan

These institutions are featured due to their size, proximity to urban centres, and tradition for enrolling international students into their student bodies. Learn more about each school by clicking their titles below, which will take you to the relevant page on School Search.

The University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan has historically been regarded as an agricultural university, but is also a leader in many other forms of science and technological research.

Signature programs: Animal Bioscience, Agribusiness, Toxicology, Science in Engineering

Location: Saskatoon

The University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The University of Regina

With 10 faculties and 25 academic departments, the University of Regina's offerings are comprehensive. This school offers practical opportunities to put learning to work.

Signature programs: Nursing, Business Administration, Health Studies, Systems Engineering

Location: Regina

The University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

 

Other Select Schools in Saskatchewan

Select Schools are those that CanadaVisa has assessed for quality, value, and competency with international students. These schools are accredited by Colleges and Institutes Canada (formerly the Association of Community Colleges of Canada) or are chosen because of proven pathway programs and exemplary student services.

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Latest News

  • Record New Low Points Thresholds in Latest BC Immigration Draw

    The number of points required in order for eligible workers and international graduates to be invited to apply for provincial nomination under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has reached record new lows across multiple categories, following the latest draws that took place on September 13 and September 20.

  • September 20 Express Entry Draw Invites 2,871 Candidates to Immigrate to Canada

    In the lastest Express Entry draw, which took place on September 20, 2017, a total of 2,871 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 433 were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Therefore, candidates in the Express Entry pool with a score of 433 or above at the time of the draw may now apply for Canadian permanent resident status.