The Ultimate Relocation Checklist for Moving to Regina
by Joyce Tourney
on Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 10:06am.
Why Is Everyone Moving To Regina?
Saskatchewan's capital, Regina, is a fast-growing city with a lot to offer current and future residents.
Some of the reasons people are moving to Regina include:
Employment: Regina has a robust economy, built on a base of raw-materials and agriculture, Regina is also a centre for entertainment, culture (do Riders fans count?), and education.
Low cost of living: Move to Regina and you can expect to pay some of the lowest rent and sales tax in the country. Houses are similarly priced - fully a third to one quarter the price of what you'll pay for similar properties in Vancouver.
Regina also offers a host of incentives for students (or families with students), like the Graduate Retention Program which promises to reimburse tuition for graduates that stay in Regina.
The Great Outdoors: Regina residents love their sports, enjoying everything from skiing, to fishing, to (of course) football. And all of this in one of Canada's sunniest major cities.
Balanced Lifestyle: Regina is great if you're looking for that sweet spot between small-town and big-city.
So now that you've decided to make the move, what's next?
Well, read on to make sure you have all of these points covered:
Step 1: Get Ready for the Weather
Yes I know we said that Regina is sunny, but it's also... unpredictable. Except for the winters - those are predictably cold.
Now, you may be from a place with similar weather, in which case you're ready to go. Otherwise, keep this information in mind and prepare accordingly.
Winters are snowy, windy, and temperatures can fall as low as -40'C (although the average is around -10'C).
Make sure you have the necessary equipment, like an ice-scraper, snow-shovel, boots, clothing and so on.
Get used to layering, as the shoulder seasons can surprise you.
Step 2: Decide Where You Want To Live
Regina is generally divided up into 5 broad regions: Central, North, South, East, and West.
These designations only match the cardinal points vaguely, so make sure to check a map.