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Saskatoon Riverbank



Canada is rated by the United Nations as one of the best countries in the world to live.  Education is also rated amongst the best in the world. Canada offers a clean, safe environment in which to study.

Public high school education in Canada is recognized for its’ high quality.  The final marks provided by our public schools are used for University entrance all over Canada with no entrance examinations required.


Saskatchewan is located in Western Canada on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Metis.  The name Saskatchewan comes from kisiskatchewan, a Cree name meaning “swiftly flowing river”.   Saskatchewan is referred to as the “Land of the Living Skies” with breathtaking blue skies, more than 100,000 lakes and beautiful prairie landscapes. 

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This thriving city of 379,800 offers the services and facilities of a large city in the friendly environment of a small town.  Saskatoon is the commercial and education centre for central and northern Saskatchewan and is the home of the region’s premier university, the University of Saskatchewan.

One of Canada’s most attractive cities:

• situated on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, which is crossed by 8 bridges.

• includes over 120 hectares of riverbank parks and natural areas through the heart of the city. The Meewasin Valley Trail follows the river through the city and offers over 21 kilometres of well maintained paths used for walking, jogging, bicycling, and cross-country skiing.

• provides a rich and vibrant arts community featuring a wide variety of artistic, musical, and theatre attractions. Some examples include the Saskatoon Symphony, the Remai Modern Art Gallery, and Persephone Theatre.

Science City:

• a cluster of science facilities makes Saskatoon a centre for world-class scientific endeavours. 30% of Canada’s agricultural biotechnology activity occurs in Saskatoon.

• Installations include: Canadian Light Source Synchrotron, Innovation Place, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, National Research Council Plant Biotechnology Institute, POS Pilot Plant, Saskatchewan Research Council, Saskatchewan Structural Science Centre, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre.

Advantages for students:

• Warm, welcoming schools with strong academic programming and access to a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.

• ESL classes and teachers are available for students to access at no added cost.

• Free health care with the Saskatchewan Health Card.

• Safe and caring homestay families who truly want the best for their homestay students.

• A safe, calm city where many people speak only one language - English!

• Saskatoon is the home of the University of Saskatchewan, a highly respected institution with one of very few synchrotron microscopes (CLS - Canadian Light Source) in the world which attracts researchers from around the world.

• A highly educated population that provides excellent academic, artistic, athletic and recreational opportunities.

• Canada’s fastest growing economy.

• Leading centre on culture and learning, ranking second overall in the Canadian Council on Learning’s Composite Learning Index.

• Galleries, festivals, sporting events, and concerts provide year-round entertainment.

• International airport (YXE)-flights connect to all major Canadian cities.

• Located in Canada’s sunniest region offering bright skies in summer and winter. An opportunity for a truly Canadian experience with all four seasons to enjoy throughout the year.

 • Homes, schools, buses and public buildings are all properly equipped to provide year-round comfort.

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