Settling in Saskatchewan
1. Community Programs for Families
2. Get Your Driver's Licence
In Saskatchewan, you need a valid driver's licence to drive a car, SUV or truck.
To get a driver's licence, you must be able to:
- Operate a vehicle safely and properly;
- Understand all traffic signs; and
- Know the rules of the road.
People holding a Ukrainian passenger vehicle licence can exchange it for a Saskatchewan driver's licence. The change applies to anyone holding a full-stage Ukrainian category B passenger vehicle licence, which is the equivalent of a Saskatchewan Class 5 licence.
To exchange a licence, a driver can attend an SGI Motor Licence Issuer with their Ukrainian B (or BE) licence to exchange for a Saskatchewan Class 5 licence, and provide supporting documentation that proves identity, Saskatchewan residency and entitlement to be in Canada. Please refer to this handbook for more information about acceptable documentation.
Find information on how to get a driver's licence, learn about auto insurance, gain a better understanding of traffic laws and get driving tips.
3. Cell Phone Information
SaskTel is automatically waiving all international text message fees and long-distance charges for SaskTel wireless (postpaid and prepaid), landline and business calls and text messages made from Canada to Ukraine. SaskTel is also providing a new SIM card (one per family) and free prepaid cell phone service for up to two months for Ukrainians coming to Saskatchewan. Ukrainians settling in Saskatchewan can visit any SaskTel store to take advantage of this offer (some conditions apply).
SaskTel also made a one-time donation of $50,000 to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Saskatchewan (UCC) to help support Ukrainians coming to Saskatchewan to escape the conflict in their home country.
4. Manage Your Money
You'll need to open a bank account soon after arriving in Saskatchewan, so that you can keep your money safe and cash any cheques that you receive.
There are many banks that offer the services you need like:
- Paying bills;
- Cashing cheques; and
- Transferring money between countries.
Find information on Saskatchewan's cost of living and learn more about money, banking, taxes and more.
5. Settlement Services
The Government of Saskatchewan is working with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Saskatchewan (UCC) to provide a central point of contact and co-ordination to help anyone arriving to the province from Ukraine to connect with the information, services and supports they need. UCC Saskatchewan will be working closely with other settlement service providers, employers and communities.
For additional supports please contact the UCC Saskatchewan at 1‑888‑652‑5850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about settlement services in Saskatchewan.