The Land of Living Skies

Saskatchewan, referred to as “The Land of Living Skies”, has a rich mix of history and culture. Saskatchewan became a province of Canada in 1905 and currently has 1.1 million residents. The province is located in western Canada between the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba, and directly north of the U.S. states of North Dakota and Montana. Historically Saskatchewan’s economy was primarily associated with agriculture. Recently, however, mining and natural gas have become key facets to the economy. As such, Saskatchewan ranks second in Canada in GDP per capita by province and consistently has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Canada.

Saskatchewan is one of the best places in the world to live, work, and study. It is a welcoming environment where you can experience authentic Canadian life and culture in peaceful and secure communities. Saskatchewan has a vibrant arts and culture scene, pristine provincial parks, and plenty of sports and recreation opportunities. The weather is a popular topic of conversation. Saskatchewan experiences four distinct seasons (winter, spring, summer, and autumn) with frequent temperature fluctuations. Saskatchewan averages the most sunshine of any Canadian province, so it’s usually a nice day − no matter the temperature.

Suncrest College is located in the east-central part of the province is marked by gently rolling hills, native grasslands, sprawling farms and pastures, rivers, streams and lakes, and forest.



The climate is varies from one extreme to another. Saskatchewan has four distinct seasons, spring, summer, fall and winter.



Sunniest province in Canada with 2500 hours of sunshine a year



Summers are normally 20–25 °C but can frequently reach the mid to upper 30s



Winters can fall as low as -30 to -40°C but usually only lasts a few days.

Dress for the season

Although Saskatchewan is the sunniest province in Canada with an average of 2500 hours of sunshine per year, the climate is varies from one extreme to another. Saskatchewan has four distinct seasons, spring, summer, fall and winter. It is important to learn about the weather to know how to dress appropriately and enjoy each season.

Summer temperatures

are normally between 20 – 25 °C, but can frequently reach the mid to upper 30s. In the driest and coldest winter months (January and February), night-time temperatures normally range from -15 to -25°C, while daytime temperatures range from -5 to -15°C.

Winter temperatures

can fall as low as -30 to -40°C but this usually lasts only a few days. Although the lower temperature can be a bit of shock for international students who come here from warmer climates, winter can also be a highly enjoyable season with many outdoor activities to engage in. There are a wide range of winter sports you can try out for the first-time, many winter events to experience and just being out and about enjoying the outdoors. How much you are able to enjoy winter depends a great deal on the clothes you wear. A good winter coat, boots, mitts, toque and a scarf are staples in most Canadians’ wardrobes. In spring and fall, temperatures might be around 0°C at night, and rise to 14°C during the day.

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The Arrive website is a for newcomers to Canada. A great introduction to Saskatchewan for Newcomers can be found on this site.