Why Yorkton

What are some factors people take into consideration when finding the perfect City to live in?

  • Affordable housing
  • Amenities
  • Business opportunities
  • Being close to friends and family
  • Driving distance to the workplace
  • A safe place to raise a family

We can confidently check all of these boxes, providing you with a diversified economy and a good quality of life.

Yorkton is an attractive place to live, according to a new study from the School of Public Policy Publications.


Yorkton has a growing economic base with more than 1,000 local businesses. Our main economy driver is the agriculture and food processing industry with:

  • Food processing plants
  • Grain elevators
  • Manufacturing facilities

Commercial and retail industries also have a significant share in the local economy. View our Business Directory for more information on businesses in Yorkton.


We have:

  • A diverse and educated workforce
  • Over 60% of the region's residents in the labour force
  • Support from our local Parkland College by offering courses to meet job market demands


Our Official Community Plan was rated the most ‘Active - Living Friendly' in Saskatchewan by a University of Regina study. The City of Yorkton promotes physical activities through different cultural and recreational programs. Excellent healthcare, education and other public services contribute to the quality of life.