The province has a population of just over 1.1 million, with Regina, the capital city, counting roughly 240,000 and Saskatoon, the largest city, having a population of 300,000.
Saskatchewan is home to 72 of Canada’s First Nations, with reserve lands scattered throughout the province.
The cost of living in Saskatchewan is quite affordable by Canadian standards.
Saskatchewan provides an 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.Saskatchewan has a strong tradition of publically-funded social programs that make a major contribution to maintaining high standards of living for all residents of the province.It was a former Premier of Saskatchewan, Tommy Douglas, who is considered the father of Medicare in Canada, pioneering the drive for universal free healthcare that has since been adopted throughout Canada.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).
Houses in Saskatoon have an average price of 2,000.
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 is located in the prairie region of Canada, bordered by Alberta to the west, Manitoba to the east, Northwest Territories to the north, and the US states of Montana and North Dakota to the south.
Saskatchewan is Canada's "sunniest" province, averaging 2,000 to 2,500 hours of sunshine annually.
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.