Education is important in the Regina community.
All children are normally expected to attend school up to Grade 12, and three school divisions provide education for those students.
Studies beyond Grade 12 are usually taken at university or a technical college.
There are also a number of specialized private, independent educational providers that can be accessed on the Internet or through the telephone directory.
Listed below are the main education providers:
Elementary and secondary (Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 generally 4-18 years of age)
Languages and culture – The Conseil des écoles fransaskoises is a French-only school division. The Regina Public and Regina Catholic school divisions are mainly English, but have extensive French programs, including French immersion. There are also separate Christian, Jewish and Muslim schools in Regina that are associated with the Regina Public Division.
Newcomer student assessments – For all three school divisions, assessments are done by school division assessors at the Newcomer Welcome Centre’s offices.
The assessment must be done before students are able to start school.
For all three school divisions, assessments are done by the Newcomer Welcome Centre at the Centre’s offices. All newcomers to the city must contact the Centre for information and to book an assessment.
When you visit the Centre to get an assessment for your child, bring all the documents that relate to your and your child’s status in Canada. These documents will include:
- immigration documents;
- health documents;
- birth certificates;
- school records;
- baptismal certificates; and
- any other legal documents.
For students who want to register in a high school, bring documents from their former school.
Secondary and senior school documents must be originals issued by the student’s former school.
If the documents are not in English, then also bring English translations done by a certified member of the Association of Translators and Interpreters, which is a worldwide organization.
Post-secondary (after Grade 12)
University of Regina
Address: Administration-Humanities Building,
Room 208, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK S4S 0A2
Apprenticeship is a traditional learning system for the skilled trades, involving learning on the job along with some formal post-secondary institutional training. The apprenticeship system in Saskatchewan is administered by:
Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification System
Phone: 1-877-363-0536 (306-787-2444)
Address: 2140 Hamilton Street, Regina, SK S4P 2E3
Province of Saskatchewan
Educational institutions operate under the authority and standards of the Province of Saskatchewan:
The provincial government contact for grades Kindergarten to 12 (primary and secondary education) is:
The provincial government contact for post-secondary education is: