Welcoming Immigrants & Refugees
Immigration is not new to Saskatoon and has played an important role throughout its history. Immigration brings unique cultures, hopes and dreams, while adding harmony, diversity and vitality to our fine city.
Immigrants are people who have chosen to settle permanently in Canada; while refugees are people who are forced to flee their home country, in search of freedom, peace and safety for themselves and their families. Both make significant contributions to the social, economic and cultural landscape of Saskatoon.
Newcomer Settlement Organizations
City of Saskatoon Programs & Services
Saskatoon Public Library
The Saskatoon Public Library offers many programs and services for newcomers. Visit one of the nine branches for a library tour, receive materials to learn English or book a one-on-one computer tutorial. Saskatoon Public Libraries offer multilingual and dual language books and eBooks for adults and children as well as subscriptions to electronic newspapers and magazines from around the world in over 60 languages. Some locations even host conversation circles and English and an Additional Language (EAL) book clubs. Find out more at saskatoonlibrary.ca > .
Recreation Facilities & Programs
Saskatoon Fire Department is committed to protecting life, property and the environment by serving residents of Saskatoon 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Nine fire stations are located throughout Saskatoon to provide quick response to a variety of incidents including:
- Emergency Medical Incidents
- Motor Vehicle Collisions and Entrapment
- Hazardous Materials Releases
- Technical and Specialized Rescue
- Public Hazards
- Public Assists
Visit Saskatoon Fire Department> to learn more about life and fire safety in Saskatoon.