Live in the Prince Albert Region
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Welcome to The
Prince Albert Region!
Prince Albert Region offers a small-town feel yet has all the amenities for goods and services. Nestled along the Saskatchewan River, the Prince Albert region is home to Little Red River Park and numerous lakes just minutes from the city.
The Prince Albert region is often referred to as the jewel of North Central Saskatchewan. A progressive, modern city nestled between rolling prairie farmlands and the northern boreal forest located along the majestic North Saskatchewan River. The region offers an exceptional quality of life with many great opportunities to work and raise a family with an abundance of indoor and outdoor activities just minutes from your doorstep.
The region has an abundance of medical offices, walk-in minor emergency clinics and is a major hub for essential health care services for across Northern Saskatchewan. The Victoria Hospital, located in Prince Albert is a regional hospital with a wide variety of specialized services, including general surgery, internal medicine, orthopedics, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry and anesthesiology. Construction on a major upgrade to the facility will commence in 2022. The Prince Albert Victoria Hospital project is expected to cost more than $300 million and includes a new acute care tower, the replacement of the existing mental health space and renovations to the current facility. Upon completion, the total number of beds available is expected to increase by approximately 40 per cent, with space to expand further as needed.
The town of Shellbrook has an integrated health center and physician clinics. Health services based in Shellbrook include: Parkland Integrated Health Centre Hospital, with Emergency Department and 20 inpatient beds. A 34-bed Special Care Home plus laboratory services, X-ray services, home care, public health, therapies, addictions and mental health services as well as a primary health care clinic.
Moving to The
Prince Albert Region?
Learn everything you need to know about moving to and living in the Prince Albert region in the PAREDA Relocation Guide.
Prince Albert has two main school divisions with 28 schools serving the region: Sask Rivers Public School Division and Prince Albert Catholic School Division. There is also a French language school affiliated with Conseil des écoles fransaskoises.
Post Secondary Education
University of Saskatchewan Prince Albert Campus
Located in the heart of Prince Albert, students can start or complete degrees in the Colleges of Agriculture and Bioresources, Arts and Science, Education, Kinesiology and Nursing, and the Edwards School of Business. Additionally, students can complete one year of study towards: dentistry, medicine, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy and veterinary medicine.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is Saskatchewan’s only polytechnic and the province’s primary institution for post-secondary applied education and research. Sask Polytech offers certificate, diploma, and degree programs and apprenticeship technical training.
Prince Albert’s campus serves 2,006 students and employs about 250 people. Programs are offered at the Prince Albert Campus in the areas of business; carpentry; hospitality and tourism; Mining, energy and manufacturing; natural resources and built environment; and Nursing.
University of Regina – Prince Albert Campus
Thru the Faculty of Social Work, televised and video-conference social work courses are offered at off-campus locations in Prince Albert through the Distance Learning Division. Prince Albert Campus students may participate in practicums coordinated through the Saskatoon Campus.
First Nations University of Canada
306-765-3333 ext. 7501
Gabriel Dumont Institute Of Native Studies & Applied Research
Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
AFFORDABILITY! LIVE IN A MILLION DOLLAR HOME…BUT PAY A FRACTION OF THE PRICE!
Prince Albert and region is one of the most affordable places to live in Canada. The Canadian Real Estate Association lists the median house price in Prince Albert in the second quarter of 2021 as $249,000.00. This is considerably more affordable than larger urban centers of Saskatoon (median price of $375,000.00) or Regina (median price of $338,000.00). When comparing home prices in Prince Albert to comparable homes in Vancouver, a $300,000.00 home in Prince Albert would cost over $1,000,000.00 in a large metropolitan city like Vancouver!
Prince Albert and region have a diverse mix of real estate options. Charming character homes, new subdivisions, gated communities, condominium complexes and spacious acreages offer a place to match the lifestyle you want to live. Perhaps you’d prefer a small town “Mayberry” feel, with a home in one of the nearby regional communities like the town of Shellbrook.
PAREDA’s vision conveys a ‘big picture’ sense of organizational purpose and describes the impact we wish to have—long-term, shared economic prosperity across the Prince Albert region.
Together, we aim to strengthen the Prince Albert region’s competitiveness, productivity, and community investment opportunities and ensure ongoing progress towards regional goals.
- Professional Cooperation & Collaboration
- Enterprising Leadership
- Inclusive and Sustainable Prosperity
- Responsible & Accountable
Situated in Treaty 6 territory, PAREDA respectfully acknowledges those who have called this land home for thousands of years, including the Woodland Cree, Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Dene and the Dakota and Metis Nations.
Our diverse population is our strength. Together, we acknowledge our shared history and dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.