Information About Yorkton and Area

East Central Saskatchewan is a region of great diversity having been settled in the late 19th and early 20th century by people from England, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine.

Before the European settlement came, the First Nations people, Cree and Saulteaux, were already here.

The geography is also diverse consisting of parkland, prairie, rolling hills and forest. There are many lakes that can be enjoyed throughout the year. The region can have extreme seasonal temperatures, warm summers and cold winters with the average daily temperatures ranging from -17.9 C (-0.2 F) in January to 17.8 C (64.0 F) in July.

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The city of Yorkton is the biggest centre in the region with an area of 9.5 square miles and population of 17,603 (Statistics Canada 2008). Municipal services available are fully staffed fire department and police (RCMP), Regional Health Centre, regional public libraries and public transit.

There are four public and four Catholic elementary schools, one public and one Catholic high school, and Parkland College which offers university and SIAST courses. Government and non-government agencies area also located in the city.

There are many businesses in the city of Yorkton, thus people from surrounding areas come to Yorkton to buy goods, access services, attend medical appointments and do other business in the city. The retail sales for the city are more than $371 million annually.

Other larger communities in the East Central region are:

Partners in Settlement and Integration
Assisting newcomers and
employers prosper in
East Central Saskatchewan

Our offices, and the Newcomer Welcome Centre, are located at:

222 Smith Street East
Yorkton SK Canada
S3N 3S6

Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Telephone 1.306.783.2777
Fax 1.306.782.6967
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