Why Parkland?

Parkland Advantage

The Parkland College Advantage

Welcome to Parkland College. With five campuses and a wide range of programs and services, there’s a lot to like about Parkland.

Established in 1973, Parkland College was the first regional college in Saskatchewan. Today, Parkland College is Saskatchewan’s primary provider of professional firefighter training, multi-mechanical trades and the most diverse off-campus university offerings.

From accounting to welding, Parkland College offers a broad range of programs that include bachelor’s degrees, diplomas and certificates, and adult basic education. Take a look below at a few reasons why you should choose Parkland College for career success.

Community Profile

The Parkland Region

The Parkland Region is ideal for those who love to explore the outdoors year round. Located in East Central Saskatchewan the Yorkton Main Campus is uniquely situated close to Good Spirit Lake and Madge Lake where popular pastimes include fishing, boating, hiking, canoeing and golf. We’re also close to two ski hills at Mission Ridge and Asessippi.

The arts, culture and recreational scene flourishes in Yorkton. There are always numerous community events going on in Yorkton like the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival, Yorkton Exhibition and the Harvest Showdown. When it comes to organized sports, each winter the focus of the community attention turns to the rivalry between the SJHL’s Yorkton Terriers and the Melville Millionaires.

If you’re looking to keep busy you can get involved in recreational sports or enjoy the community at the local social spots, the mall, the movies and the wave pool. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in Yorkton we’re located just 2 hours from Regina, 3.5 hours from Saskatoon and just over 4.5 hours to Winnipeg.

Quick Facts

Population in 2010 19,588
Average per capita income in 2011 $31,583
Population with post-secondary education 36.4%
Unemployment Rate in 2009 5.6%
Average rental rate per month in 2011 $658
Vacancy rate in 2011 4.9%

Quality Education

We offer a variety of programs from the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina and SIAST close to home so you don’t have to worry about transfer credits.

Scholarships

We provide scholarship opportunities for both new and existing students. Last year, students had access to over $100,000 in scholarships.

Academic Success

With our Career & Student Services team you will have easier access to counsellors, advisors, tutors and information to help you find your dream job.

Industry Connections

Many businesses in the area provide practicum opportunities and actively recruit our grads because they know they are educated to their own recommended standards.

Get to Your Career Faster

We think it’s important to practise what you’re learning. Many of our programs are designed to provide you with industry-standard skills and knowledge, leading directly to employment.

Start Right Away

Parkland College is the smart investment for your future. Whether you’re from around the corner or around the globe, we offer career training and skills upgrading to suit your needs.