Saskatoon sits in the province of Saskatchewan Canada, and lies south of Saskatchewan river. Overlooking the river is the Bessborough hotel, which many tourists flock to each year for the beautiful views and peaceful environment. Saskatoon is also nicknamed “The City of Bridges”, due to the impressive six bridges that can be found around the city. Expats living in Saskatoon may find the dramatic change in weather between seasons can be both exciting and challenging. You will never have experienced snow quite like the Canadian winter, a winter wonderland lasting months rather than weeks. But don’t let that put you off; the snow stops nothing within the city and the culture built around it is both cozy and welcoming. When the summer rolls around, it brings with it glorious sunshine and dramatic thunderstorms. The climate not only brings new and exciting experiences for expatriates in Saskatoon, but also a variety of photo opportunities quite unlike any you will find elsewhere. The InterNations community is a perfect way to find fellow expats living in your new city, offering expatriates the opportunity to socialize, network and self-organize meet ups in their area. The stereotype of Canadians being the friendliest people you will meet lives up to its reputation in this relatively small city, where you know your neighbors and your face will be remembered around town, making Saskatoon a home away from home for any expat relocating to Saskatoon.
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Canada has a variety of different programs for expats wanting to relocate to this North American country. These programs include, for example, a federal skilled trades program, Canadian Experience Class, federal skilled workers, investors, family sponsorship, self-employed and entrepreneur, provincial nominees, as well as live-in caregivers. Once you have decided on the correct program for you, the process becomes relatively simple, with steps laid out on the easy to use Government of Canada website. If you are nevertheless struggling with your application, why don’t you use InterNations’ forums to ask fellow expatriates in Canada for help and advice? InterNations also offers a variety of articles in their Expat Magazine regarding culture shock and moving abroad to help prepare you for your move. Housing in Saskatoon is ample and with land being in abundance, properties are large and spacious, with many buying and renting opportunities in the city for expats moving to Saskatoon.
Famous for its potash mines, industry in Saskatoon is on the rise as the demand for potash increases. As mines are being opened, mining opportunities for both locals and expats are available and both Canadian and foreign companies are opening up engineering offices within the city, giving rise to new and exciting job opportunities. Saskatoon advertises online for manual jobs with plumber, mechanic and farm hand vacancies among many others being advertised daily. There are also care-based jobs such as nannies available and plenty of office based jobs being advertised. InterNations has forums on jobs and professions and an expat Q&A section where any expatriate hoping to start working in Saskatoon can post whatever queries they might have. In Saskatoon, there are plenty of career opportunities for expats, all readily able to search and apply for before making the move and relocating.