Learning in Moose Jaw
Elementary and Secondary
Children should try to get at least a Grade 12 certificate. Most post-secondary schools or training will need this certificate. A few will accept a Grade 10.
Children in Saskatchewan do not have to pay to go to publicly funded pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools. Education is funded by the Government of Saskatchewan. You may have to pay some small local fees for activities and materials. Children should be signed up (enrolled) in a school as soon as possible after they arrive in Moose Jaw.
Adult Basic Education
The Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools are for children. Adults who wish to complete their Grade 10 or Grade 12 may be able to attend Adult Basic Education. Adult Basic Education is offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. To find out more about Adult Basic Education, click on the info link below.
Many immigrants and refugees coming to Saskatchewan will have to improve their English language skills. To help with this, Saskatchewan offers a free language assessment (a test of your English) to those who qualify. To find out more, click on the info link.
Once you have visited the Saskatchewan site, you will need to meet with a staff member at the Newcomer Welcome Centre to see if you qualify and when you can expect to take your assessment. This assessment may include all members of your family.
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Colleges, Universities, Technical Schools
Moose Jaw has a technical school. It is called Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw. This is a post-secondary school. Most of the courses require a Grade 12 certificate, but some of the courses may be open to people with only a Grade 10 certificate. Courses last from 1 to 3 years.
It is also possible to take your first year university courses in Moose Jaw. These are University of Regina courses at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw. To find out more, click on the info link.
The University of Regina is a 45 minute drive to the east of Moose Jaw down the TransCanada Highway. The University offers a full range of degree courses.
Student Life and Accommodation
If you think you may study here, then you will need somewhere to live. The best place to check for student rooms is the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Housing Registry. To find out more, click on the info link.