Access to Top Talent

One of the primary reasons why companies invest in Yorkton is the city's local talent quality and availability.

The main access to the region's top talent is through the Parkland College. On September 20, 2021, the Parkland College presented to City Council about how strong we are together

Parkland College advantages 

The Parkland College has six campuses, one training centre and a wide range of programs and services. Programs are developed in response to the community's needs. Education options range from high school upgrading to skills training and trades to university courses and four-year degrees.

From accounting to welding, Parkland College offers a broad range of programs that include bachelor's degrees, diplomas and certificates, and adult basic education.

  • More than 100 courses with over 6,100 students
  • Offers full-time, part-time and casual course loads
  • A variety of programs from the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina and Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • Growing International student programs
  • Over 350 online courses through ed2go online
  • Student support including various scholarship opportunities
  • Practicum opportunities
  • 39% of students are self-declare as Aboriginal or Métis

Parkland College's top programs

By program capacity

  1. University – first year classes and four-year degrees
  2. Global Business Management Post-Grad Certificate
  3. Practical Nursing Diploma
  4. Primary Care Paramedic Certificate
  5. Continuing Care Assistant Certificate

By application demand

  1. Primary Care Paramedic Certificate
  2. Practical Nursing Diploma
  3. Heavy Equipment Truck & Transport Technician Certificate
  4. Firefighting NFPA 1001
  5. Continuing Care Assistant Certificate

Skilled and diverse city

Yorkton has strengths in numerous core industries and sectors, offering companies that are new to or expanding in the city region a large quantity of high-quality potential employees.