Largest City: Saskatoon
Climate: Canada’s “prairie province” experiences a typical continental climate of hot summers and very cold winters.
Major Industries: mining, oil and gas, agriculture, manufacturing, forestry
The Inside Scoop: The Ministry of Advanced Education networks with Saskatchewan’s many unique institutes of higher education to create a welcoming environment for international students. The province is known for low unemployment rates, with many opportunities in the oil, gas, and mining sectors. International students who choose to stay after graduation can receive tax refunds of up to $20,000 in tuition.
The Saskatchewan Strategy: The forward-thinking government of Saskatchewan has implemented a long-term strategy to increase global engagement between Saskatchewan and international partners, aiming to increase the number of international students coming to Saskatchewan by 75%.
From the Ministry: “Students receive a high-quality education in a very supportive environment. We’re seeing a more diverse, multicultural community emerging in Saskatchewan, and we welcome international students.” – Danelle Reiss, Manager of International Education, Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education.