The city of Regina was founded in 1882 and is the capital city of the Saskatchewan province in Canada. Affectionately known as ‘The Queen City’, it has been rated among the top Canadian cities in which to live - just one of the reasons why expatriates choose to settle here. Regina has an historic city center, beautiful green surroundings (it has, in fact, the more parks and green space per capita than any other Canadian city), and a rich, if at times sad, history. The city is well known for the ‘Regina Cyclone’ which swept through in the early 1900’s and remains the deadliest cyclone in Canadian history. It was also the site of the hanging of North-West Rebellion leader Louis Riel in 1980, and the ‘Regina Riots’ of 1935. The city has boomed since its modest beginnings, but nevertheless retained its liberal spirit and snowy winters. Alongside the Saskatchewan Science Centre, outdoor loving expats in Regina can enjoy their time in the 9.3 square kilometer large Wascana Centre, a huge park built along the shores of Lake Wascana. As such, it is one of the jewels in Regina’s tourism crown with a beautiful lake and all manner of leisure buildings and facilities situated in the park. Still, expat life can be lonely, especially if you have only just begun living in Regina, so why don’t you join InterNations? As the largest global online network for expatriates to meet, network, and socialize, it provides plenty of opportunities to get in touch with fellow expats living in Regina, Canada and the rest of the world. Offering a wealth of online resources such as forums and informative articles, the InterNations community has already more than 1 million members and is growing daily!
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Canada expat forums.
Regina is served by Regina International Airport, with daily flights to numerous major North American cities - something many expatriates in Regina take advantage of for business purposes. Regina’s public transport is efficient and affordable, and it sits on the Trans Canadian highway - making it easily reachable by road as well as air. Train service, however, is somewhat lacking. Expats thinking of moving to Regina should know that the sports and leisure amenities are excellent and the shopping scene is local and eclectic, with plenty of choice. Many expatriates living in Regina are keen to remind us that the city is also known for its huge selection of restaurants, and is hospitably close to Moose Jaw, Regina Beach, Fort Qu’Appelle, and Rouleau. If you're thinking of moving to Regina, take a look at the InterNations Expat Magazine for helpful tips and advice on moving, living, and working in a foreign city.
Regina is the commerce and cultural center of Saskatchewan, which is the second largest province in Canada. Many expats come here because the city has a below average unemployment rate, well-educated citizens, and is home to a good university. Expatriates are also attracted to Regina as it is situated in a part of Canada where English is chiefly spoken. The oil and natural gas industries do particularly well here and bolster a large part of Regina's economy, although there are a good variety of other large and successful businesses that call Regina home and employ a number of locals and expatriates working in Regina. For more information on life as an expatriate in this region, expats in Regina can use the InterNations platform to get in touch with fellow expatriates.