Why Parkland?

Parkland Advantage

The Parkland College Advantage

Welcome to Parkland College! With six campuses, one training centre, and a wide range of programs and services, there’s a lot to like about us.

For more than 45 years, Parkland College has advocated for life-long learning in the Parkland region. To this day 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. 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, Yorkton’s Main Campus and Trades & Technology Centre are situated close to Good Spirit Lakeand Madge Lake, where popular pastimes include fishing, boating, hiking, canoeing, and golf. For winter fun, 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 Film Festival, Festival of Cultures hosted by Partners in Settlement & Integration, 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 – Yorkton, SK

Population, 2018* 19,489
Average employment income, 2015^ $45,135
Population with post-secondary education, 2016^ 44.4%
Unemployment Rate, 2016^ 6.5%
Average rental rate per month, 2017* $884
Vacancy rate, 2017* 8.4%
Sources: * = City of Yorkton; ^ = Statistics Canada, 2016 Census

Quality Education

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


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.

Last Updated: February 27, 2020