Saskatchewan Residents

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants at the time of application. 

Applicants must have resided in Saskatchewan for at least four years immediately prior to September 1 of the year in which admission is being sought. 

Applicants who left the province, but who previously lived in Saskatchewan for an accumulated period of 15 years (permanent residency), will be treated as residents. 

Applicants who have previously lived in Saskatchewan for an accumulated period of less than 15 years and who do not qualify under the four-year condition will receive credit of one year toward the four year requirement for every four years of residency in the province.

There are no exceptions to the four-year Saskatchewan residency rule.

In order to support a claim as a resident of Saskatchewan, the following proof and circumstances will be taken into account:

  • Date of issue of your Saskatchewan Health Card1 AND either the date of issue of your Saskatchewan Drivers’ License2 OR Saskatchewan Income Tax Forms confirming taxes paid in Saskatchewan.
  • Applicants who have completed four years of full-time study at a Saskatchewan post-secondary institution immediately prior to the year admission is being sought are considered Saskatchewan residents.  Official transcripts must be submitted by the document deadline to support this claim.
  • Reasons for any break in continuity of residence, which includes attendance at an out-of-province educational institution, summer employment where applicable and any other reason deemed to be relevant
  • Saskatchewan high school transcript (if you are NOT currently registered at the University of Saskatchewan)
  • Resident of the Yukon, Northwest or Nunavut Territories.

 1 If the date of issue of your Saskatchewan Health Card is newer than the original date of issue, a letter from Saskatchewan Health confirming the date of issue is required.

2 If the date of issue of your Saskatchewan Drivers License is newer than the original date of issue, a Drivers Abstract is required.


Provide supporting documents for your applicant category when you apply.