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Saskatchewan Economy and Employment
Saskatchewan is often referred to as Canada’s breadbasket, as the province produces 28 percent of Canada’s grain and over 54 percent of Canada’s wheat crop. While agriculture is still very important to Saskatchewan’s economy, generating about 5 percent of GDP, service-based sectors such as finance, insurance and real estate (17 percent of GDP) also make a significant impact. The province is also rich in minerals such as potash, uranium, coal, oil and natural gas. Saskatchewan is Canada’s leading exporter of potash (fertilizer).
Saskatchewan Standard of Living
Saskatchewan has a high standard of living, which helps to attract immigrants to settle in the province. The average family income is approximately $80,000, higher than the Canadian average, and the minimum wage is $10.20. The cost of living in Saskatchewan is quite affordable by Canadian standards. Housing costs are among the lowest in Canada, with natural resources helping to keep down energy costs.
Saskatchewan Residential Housing
Purchasing or renting a home for a family is relatively affordable for newcomers, by Canadian standards. Only about 65 percent of Saskatchewan residents live in urban areas. With less urban demand to drive up prices, Saskatchewan has traditionally had very affordable housing, but this has been on the rise lately because of its successful economy. The average house price in Regina is approximately $338,800. Houses in Saskatoon have an average price of $352,000.
In Canada, all citizens and permanent residents under the age of 20 are entitled to attend, free of cost, schooling through the end of secondary school. Saskatchewan provides education for kindergarten through Grade 12 through its public school system, with curriculums regulated by the Ministry of Learning. In addition to the standard program, the provincial education system also offers education in French and in First Nations or Metis languages.
After completing secondary school, the province of Saskatchewan has a number of different options for students to continue their education and training. Anchoring the province’s post-secondary system are the province’s research universities: the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina.
The province is also home to the unique First Nations University of Canada. For those wishing to enter a skilled trade, the province offers apprenticeship programs, as well as nine regional technical colleges and 50 private vocational schools.
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