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. 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. Historically, immigrants were attracted to Saskatchewan by the availability of wide pieces of fertile land. Today it is primarily the province’s fast-growing modern economy that attracts new immigrants to build their lives in Saskatchewan.
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.