Resources

Southeast College offers a wide range of assistance for International Assistance. Appointments are available in person, by telephone or with various virtual communication tools.

The expandable listings contain specific resource information.

Southeast College is dedicated to supporting individuals in their efforts to be successful learners. The Student Advisors, along with a team of dedicated instructors and staff, work with students to determine and achieve their academic career goals.

Academic Planning Services

  • Assist students with their academic career and educational decisions
  • Provide students with information about educational options – college, university, vocational-technical, apprenticeship, etc.
  • Facilitate application procedures including advising on foreign credentials and English Language proficiency requirements
  • Administer and interpret vocational and aptitude tests

Academic Support Services

  • Workshops and one on one support in: learning strategies and styles, note taking, study skills, exam writing, essay writing, time management and budgeting
  • Student advocacy support
  • Student discipline, appeals – procedure and support

Career Planning Services

  • Job search techniques
  • Resume and cover letter workshops and writing assistance
  • Interview skills and mock interviews
  • Employability skills
  • Self-assessments and goal setting
  • Workplace culture and diversity workshops

Labour Market Services

  • Identification of current labour market opportunities
  • Provide current and relevant job search information through workshops, one on one sessions, job boards and resource centers
  • Respond to labour market needs by preparing students beyond technical training

Saskatchewan Climate

Saskatchewan is a land where each season has its own special charms.

Autumn begins in mid-September with warm, sunny days that give way to cool, crisp nights with huge harvest moons. City and countryside erupt in a glorious display of colour. Temperatures range between a low of -9 degrees Celsius at night to highs of +19 degrees C during the day (on average).

When winter begins in mid-November, the days are generally sunny, the snow dry and powdery. Our coldest days are often our most beautiful days, with sun dogs blazing in the sky and frost shining on every surface. Often on winter nights the dancing Northern Lights appear. Temperatures range between highs of 0 degrees C during the day to lows of -24 degrees C during the night (on average).

Spring explodes with new growth around mid-March. As the days and nights get warmer, yards turn green, gardens flourish, flowers bloom and farm fields burst into colour. Temperatures range between lows of -13 degrees C at night to highs of +15 degrees C during the day (on average).

Summer is hot, with sunny days and warm nights. Parks, beaches and backyards are full. Families go to the many summer fairs and festivals, or just get in the car and explore the countryside, where oceans of flowering crops of green, yellow and purple can be seen rippling in the breeze. July and August are the warmest months of the year with temperatures ranging between +15 degrees C during the night to +25 degrees C during the day (on average).

Saskatchewan Lifestyle

According to the United Nations’ Human Development Index, Canada is one of the best countries in the world in which to live due to our strong social safety net and enthusiastic support of education for all. According to the same criteria, Saskatchewan is the best place to reside in Canada based on quality of life.

Canadian society is built on an open, democratic system of government and a justice system designed to protect the individual and prevent the violence and persecution that is too often seen in other countries.

The police and courts are subject to regulations and public scrutiny that guarantee fairness and protection for all residents. The integrity of the RCMP, Canada’s national police force, is recognized throughout the world. In fact, the RCMP has been used as a model for police forces around the globe.

Regardless of race, creed or country of origin, Canada’s constitution ensures that individual human rights and freedoms are protected. Saskatchewan welcomes immigrants from around the world to come and enjoy the freedom, security and opportunity our province has to offer.

Family

Saskatchewan is a great place to raise children… a place that holds family values in high esteem… a place that offers safe, friendly communities, neighbourhoods and schools.

Urban or rural, our province has a history and tradition that revolves around family life and a strong sense of community. Our major cities and smaller centres offer a wide range of well-organized after-school activities for children of all ages such as: sports, arts and crafts, girl guides and cub scouts. Bring your family to Saskatchewan and watch each family member learn and grow in our lively, nurturing environment.

Culture and Arts

Entertainment, arts and culture are plentiful in Saskatchewan, from major stage productions and other performing arts to musical jamborees… from art galleries to pioneer museums to rodeos… from craft bazaars to multicultural festivals to pow wows… from rock-and-roll concerts to country music to classical.

We have more museums per capita than anywhere else in Canada, including the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and the world-famous RCMP Heritage Centre, both located in Regina. We also have many smaller community museums, such as the Eastend Fossil Research Station near where “Scotty,” one of the world’s most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeletons, was discovered.

For more information on cultural and multicultural opportunities in Saskatchewan, visit the websites of the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre, and Parks, Culture and Sport.

Just for the fun of it

You’ll love your leisure time in Saskatchewan. We have vast areas of public parkland in two national parks and 23 provincial parks that offer limitless opportunities for swimming, boating, camping, hiking, biking or just relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet.

For the adventurous, Saskatchewan has some of the best sport fishing and wilderness canoeing in the world. There are more than 100,000 freshwater lakes in our province that make great getaways. During the winter months, skating, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are popular.

Saskatchewan’s cities are graced by urban parks such as Meewasin Valley in Saskatoon, Wakamow Valley in Moose Jaw, and Regina’s Wascana Centre, one of the largest urban parks in the world. We have major attractions for families like Wanuskewin Heritage Park and the Saskatchewan Science Centre. Throughout the year, residents join in the many organized activities staged in our cities’ parks, or use them for quiet walks, jogging, family barbecues, cross-country skiing and bird-watching.

Sports fans moving to our province won’t be disappointed either, with professional football, major junior hockey, and baseball to enjoy. If golf is your game, we have excellent public courses and private clubs throughout Saskatchewan.

Part of the allure of starting a new life is having leisure time and lots of opportunity to enjoy it. The range of what Saskatchewan has to offer will amaze and delight you.

Moving to Saskatchewan

The following links will help you find information on various things you will need to know such as dressing for the weather, applying for a social insurance number and a health card, opening a bank account, housing, connecting utilities and many other things.  The local Newcomers Centre – Southeast Newcomer Service also has a wealth of information to help you with your move as well as Settlement Workers available to meet with you one on one once you are settled in the province.

Southeast Newcomer Services

About Saskatchewan

First Things to do

Understand Rules of Renting in Saskatchewan

Moving to Saskatchewan – Information for Residents and Visitors

Interesting and Fun Facts About Saskatchewan

Transportation from Airport

The closest international airport to both Weyburn and Estevan is located in Regina.  Once arriving in Regina, transportation will need to be arranged from the airport to Weyburn or Estevan.  There is not a bus service between the cities, however, there is a shuttle service which runs daily and can pick you up right at the airport.

Beam Shuttle Service operates from Monday to Friday with trips twice per day between Regina and Weyburn and once per day between Regina and Estevan.  They are also available for private hire on weekends and outside of regularly scheduled hours.  Trips with the shuttle service can be booked in advance through their website at Beamshuttle.com or by calling 1-306-891-2110.

Transportation within the City of Weyburn

The following taxi services operate within Weyburn:

A.M.I.R. Taxi and Delivery Services Ltd.           1-306-842-6014
A.M.I.R. Taxi & Delivery Services Ltd.

Country Cab                                                            1-306-842-8885

Canadian Taxi Service                                           1-306-897-8606

Transportation within the City of Estevan

Estevan Taxi Cabs Ltd.                                          1-306-421-5288
Estevan Taxi Cabs Ltd.

Beeline Taxi                                                            1-306-461-9796

M & H Taxi Ltd.                                                      1-306-634-5075

Estevan City Cab                                                    1-306-634-6200

Driving in Saskatchewan

Full-time students attending approved educational institutions, as well as their immediate families, do not have to exchange their driver’s license during the time they are living here to attend classes. If you become a Saskatchewan resident, you may drive using your current driver’s license and vehicle plates for 90 days after taking up residence.

If you are a visitor to Saskatchewan, your existing license gives you all of the same privileges it does in your home province, territory, or state. As a visitor to Saskatchewan, you are not eligible to apply for a Saskatchewan driver’s license. If you have a multi-year visitor visa, you are eligible for a Saskatchewan driver’s license or non-driver photo identification. As a visitor, you are not required to register your vehicle in this province unless you become a resident.

An international driving permit (obtained in your home country) is not required but is strongly recommended for any foreign license that is not written in English or French. When driving, have your valid home country license with you or have your international driving permit with you.

It is very important that you have spent some time learning about the “rules of the road” in Canada before you start driving.  You can learn about this by reading the Saskatchewan Driver’s Handbook.  For instance, Canada has very strict rules when it comes to drinking, drugs and driving.  These rules also do vary from province to province so make yourself aware of the rules of the road before driving in and outside of Saskatchewan.

Click here for more information.  Driver’s license – SGI

Welcome to Weyburn

As one of the fastest growing communities in Saskatchewan, Weyburn is recognized as one of the more desirable places to live and work. Weyburn is a dynamic community with a long history of dedication to providing an exceptional quality of life for residents. Global economic conditions, particularly relating to agriculture due to the established agricultural roots and central location for the region has a positive impact on the business climate in the Weyburn region. Emphasis is placed on the development of a diverse economic base to ensure long standing business success in the Region.

The business community in Weyburn is a diverse collection of industry and corporate headquarters. As the central community in the Southeast Region, in close proximity to the provincial capital City of Regina, Weyburn is an attractive business locale for skilled workers and young professionals. The economy in Saskatchewan has all of the right elements for creating long term profitability for business. Global economic trends particularly related to oil and gas have made the Southeast Region the most prosperous in the province. Weyburn’s economic fundamentals such as population growth, median age, employment growth and a strong housing market have all contributed to the ideal investment conditions that currently exist in the City. All sectors of the local economy are currently seeing positive growth patterns. Weyburn continues to see record numbers in building and development permits and construction values.

More information about the city of Weyburn and resources available can be found on the following websites:

City of Weyburn – Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Weyburn Tourism

DiscoverWeyburn.com – Local news, Weather, Sports, Free Classifieds and Business Listings

New Residents – Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Welcome to Estevan

Estevan is known as a mining, oil and power generating city with a very strong entrepreneurial spirit. Estevan is home to a number of excellent recreational and educational facilities and great pride is taken in ensuring a positive community growth agenda, making Estevan a great place to live, work and do business.

Estevan is the eighth largest and most southern city in Saskatchewan, located in Western Canada. It is located approximately 16 km north of the Canada-United States (North Dakota) border. The population of Estevan is 11,483 (2016 census) and total land area is 18.85 km2. The population density is 609 people per square km. It is located near the southeastern corner of the province with the Souris River in close proximity. Estevan is located on the main north-south rail line that provides benefits of tremendous access to the North American market. It is a vibrant and growing community in Southeast Saskatchewan. Estevan is the commercial hub of the Southeast. With its central location, and excellent transportation system (highways, rail, air), Estevan is well connected with markets throughout North America. Three major highways, as well as, the main CPR line pass directly through the city providing access to both east-west and north-south corridors. The Estevan airport accommodates charter flights and has the potential for further development.

The city is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Estevan No. 5. Estevan has a humid continental climate characterized by cold, long and dry winters and warm, short and relatively humid summers. It is the Sunshine Capital of Canada with an annual average of 3,536.6 hours of sunshine and also has the highest annual number of hours per year with clear skies in the country.

More information about the city of Estevan and resources available can be found on the following websites:

City of Estevan

Home – Estevan Chamber of Commerce, SK

DiscoverEstevan.com – Local news, Weather, Sports, Free Classifieds and Business Listings for the Estevan, Saskatchewan