Competitive Advantages

Choosing the right investment location requires careful consideration.

Cost advantages of investing in Yorkton

  • Commute times that will save you time and money. City of Yorkton has an average commute time of 13.2 minutes compared to Canada's average of 26 minutes.
  • Our housing prices are one of the lowest compared to any cities with a similar population in Saskatchewan
  • Yorkton is an ideal location for imports and exports by road, rail or flight.
  • Access to the third largest trading area in Saskatchewan.
  • Affordable, vacant and serviced commercial/industrial lots available for sale
  • Small town feel with all the amenities. Including quality health care and education, big box stores, malls, infrastructureutilities and high-speed internet capabilities.
  • Competitive Municipal Tax rates
  • The Development charges are on the lower side compared to any major cities in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan advantages

  • Low cost of living
  • No payroll tax for employers
  • No levied health premiums
  • A 10% refundable tax on scientific research and development expenditures
  • Saskatchewan's provincial sales tax rate of 6% is the lowest in Canada

Canada advantages

*Source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census

Full-service regional airport and modern regional hospital

In Yorkton you'll have access to our full-service airport and regional hospital.

High concentrations of available natural resources

The abundance of natural resources supports many fast-paced industries, including:

  • Mining
  • Agriculture and Agri-foods
  • Manufacturing

Tourism and active living

Our tourism industry allows visitors to explore the outdoor spaces of the east-central Saskatchewan region with all the required amenities close by.

Fishing and hunting

Yorkton has many lakes in close proximity to enjoy fishing, either casting off shore or on a boat.

Some of the fish species include:

  • Walleye
  • Northern pike
  • Lake trout
  • Rainbow trout
  • Yellow perch
  • Sauger
  • Lake whitefish
  • Mooneye
  • White sucker
  • Common carp
  • Channel catfish
  • And many more!

Hunting is well-known in the Yorkton region. With our open fields and wooded areas, this makes a great place for the avid hunter.

Hunting resources for Saskatchewan.


  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Waterskiing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Wakesurfing

Camping, hiking, snowmobiling and RVing

Near Yorkton you'll have access to several Saskatchewan Provincial Parks, where you can engage in:

  • Skiing (Cross-Country and Downhill), Snowshoeing and Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling (with marked and groomed trails)
  • Hiking
  • Biking and Cycling
  • Camping

Multi-use sports complex

We have an indoor sports complex and many outdoor sports fields where you can enjoy:

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Track and field
  • Hockey
  • Curling
  • Volleyball
  • And much more!

Community recreation complex

Our community recreation complex includes:

  • Pool facility
  • Walking track
  • Ice arena 
  • Meetings and event rental spaces