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Saskatoon Public Schools
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Newcomer Student Centre
​​​​​​​​​​The following students must register through the Newcomer Student Centre:
  • Students new to Saskatoon Public Schools whose parents* are not Canadian citizens
  • Students new to Saskatoon Public Schools who do not speak English as their first language, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis students.
*Parents must have immigration status (COPR or work/study permit) and a permanent address in Saskatoon prior to registering their child for school.

Click here for a chart to determine if you should register through the Newcomer Student Centre.
 

How to Register

To book a registration appointment* online, click here.

​Please email or call 306-683-8400 to:
  • Receive registration instructions on how to register your child for fall kindergarten​. If your child was born in 2019 (or January 2020), they can start kindergarten in September 2024.

    Note: Appointments are not necessary to register for fall kindergarten.

  • Transfer a child from another Saskatchewan school division, including the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division.​

If registering a student for prekindergarten​, please register online here or contact the school directly.​

*A parent or legal guardian and ​​student(s) six years and older are required to be present at the registration appointment.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

Please bring the following documents to your appointment:
  • Student's immigration document
  • Proof of parent's immigration status in Canada:
    • Confirmation of permanent residence (landing paper or permanent residence card) OR
    • Parent's work or study permit (confirmation of enrollment in a post-secondary program is required for study permit holders)
  • Recent, dated documentation to confirm your permanent address in Saskatoon (e.g., signed mortgage, rental or lease agreement, utility bill, Saskatchewan driver's license)
  • School transcripts (school records) for students age 14+ who will attend secondary school
  • Any other relevant documents, for example:
    • All students immigrating to Saskatchewan high schools for the 2024-25 school year will require a secondary level credit transfer equivalency assessment from either the International Qualification Assessment Service (IQAS) or the International Credential Evaluation Service in Ontario (ICAS). The cost of the IQAS or ICAS assessment is the responsibility of the student and family. The assessment is for secondary level course registration only and for students who have completed classes in grades 10, 11 and 12.

      Click here to read the Government of Saskatchewan's Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

      Note: Students may apply for this assessment prior to arriving in Saskatchewan. They will have the opportunity to arrive in Saskatchewan with the assessment completed, thus eliminating the wait to register in secondary level programs. They must also request that a copy of the assessment from IQAS or ICAS be sent directly to [email protected] or via mail at:

      Student and Educator Services –
      Credit Transfer
      1 – 2220 College Avenue
      Regina, SK S4P 4V9
      Canada

What Will Happen at Your Appointment

At your appointment, your immigration documents will be reviewed and your child's eligibility for publicly funded education in Saskatoon will be determined. 

Once immigration status has been confirmed, we will:
  • Introduce your family to our schools
  • Help register your child for elementary or high school
  • Assess your child's English as an Additional Language (EAL)* skills (children six years and older)
  • Recommend support and programming for children who need EAL services.
*​​If your child speaks a language other than English, staff at the Newcomer Student Centre will assess their level of English. This information will be sent to the school. The result will not be used to place your child in a grade level; it will be used to decide how much additional support your child may need at school.