Move to Canada's Most Notorious City and Get A Life
Moving your family to a new community would be a bold move. Moving your family to Moose Jaw would be #NotoriouslyBold.
The City of Moose Jaw is Canada’s Most Notorious City and we’re #Notorious for more than just our legendary, underground past.
In Moose Jaw you get what you need to find the right balance between your family and career. Compared to other cities in the province, across Canada and around the world, in Moose Jaw you'll get more time, more value for your money and more opportunity to get the most out of life.
Whether you’re immigrating from another country or moving from just down the highway, check out our #NotoriouslyLong list of everything you’ll get when you move to Moose Jaw.
Our thanks to the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council for helping us compile all of the information you need to Get A Life in Canada’s Most Notorious City – Moose Jaw, SK.
New to Canada? Saskatchewan? Getting settled is made easier by the dedicated people behind the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council and the Newcomer Welcome Centre. For all of the details you need, visit our Immigration and Settlement Services page.
It’s a fact. Buying a home in Moose Jaw costs less than other cities in the province and significantly less than some larger centres where you might be getting priced out of the market. The 2022 MLS® Home Price Index in Moose Jaw: $241,700 (Courtesy: Canadian Real Estate Association).
Compare that to:
Saskatoon - $375,200
Calgary - $532,200
Moose Jaw has a diverse mix of charming character homes, newer subdivisions, contemporary urban villages, as well as many condominium properties and over 1100 downtown residential units. Moose Jaw offers classic, historical homes in “the avenues” and newer neighbourhoods like Westheath, Iron Bridge, West Park, Creekstone, Ross School subdivision, Plaxton Lake, and Deveraux Developments.
Renting a house or an apartment offers affordable accommodations to families moving to Moose Jaw. The average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $970, representing one of the lowest rental rates in the province. Click here to visit our Housing page.
Our economy is growing, and workers are needed to keep up with that growth. Here are just a few of the big opportunities in Moose Jaw right now:
- Donald’s Fine Foods is actively recruiting for their Thunder Creek Pork plant and their new sow processing facility. Click here.
- Brandt Industries recently (July, 2022) announced a brand new trailer manufacturing facility in Moose Jaw, and there are dozens of jobs available. Click here.
Additionally, over 1,000 people work in the heavy industrial plants and grain processing operations located near Belle Plaine, Canadian Pacific Railway’s divisional point in Moose Jaw provides employment for 500 people and the Great Plains Power Station, (a 350-megawatt SaskPower facility) is being constructed in our Agri-Food Industrial Park. Construction is reaching its peak, with more than 500 workers on site. Once operational in 2024, the power station will create approximately 30 permanent jobs.
Due to a robust tourism industry, there are many service sector jobs in the food and accommodation industries, and at tourist attractions. Find all of the latest opportunities with our Employment page.
Moose Jaw has an extensive variety of education options for all ages, from pre-school, elementary, high school and post-secondary. Find out more with our Education page.
Moose Jaw boasts the three most important features in real estate: Location, Location, Location! Whether you need to get away for a few hours, a few days or longer, Moose Jaw is #Notoriously well situated as your home base. In driving time we’re only:
- 25 minutes to the beach
- 45 minutes to the Regina International Airport
- 5 hours to the U.S.
- 5 hours to Calgary
- 6 hours to Winnipeg
- 7 hours to Edmonton
Get the idea? So whether you’re taking a trip, or your family is coming for a visit, it’s easy to get anywhere from Moose Jaw, and to get to Moose Jaw from anywhere.
Moose Jaw’s Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital opened in 2015 and is the largest health care facility outside of Regina in the south-central area of Saskatchewan. The Wigmore hospital features 72 inpatient beds and 44 universal care beds along with four operating rooms, diagnostic imaging, hyperbaric oxygen chamber, lab, pharmacy and dialysis services. Find out more here.
Moose Jaw is #NotoriouslyEntertaining! From live music to live theatre, festivals, art exhibits and more, there's no shortage of entertainment options for you and your family in one of our many venues.
Moose Jaw Downtown Events Centre - Home to the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League, our events centre also plays host to multiple concerts (Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, John Mellencamp and Bob Dylan are just some of the big names that have played there) every year. We've also played host to the Scotties Women's National Curling Championships (2015 and 2020).
Moose Jaw Cultural Centre - Located in historic downtown Moose Jaw, the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre is a home for all forms of visual and performing arts. Housing the Mae Wilson Theatre & Visual Arts Gallery, the buildings that now make up the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre have been an important part of Moose Jaw for more than 100 years.
Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery - The Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery features a visual art gallery, museum, learning centre, intimate performing arts theatre and a gift shop.
Situated in Crescent Park and adjacent to the Public Library, the Museum and Art Gallery is owned by the City of Moose Jaw but is operated by Moose Jaw Art Museum Incorporated, a non-profit board of Directors. Moose Jaw Art Museum Inc. is responsible for the operation, management and programming of the facility and for taking care of the city’s art and historic collection.
Moose Jaw City Council adopted a Climate Action Plan (CAP) as part of the 2022 Municipal Budget. The CAP is a data-driven plan with set targets, including:
- A 20% reduction of corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2025
- A 45% reduction of corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030
- Eliminate 100% of water loss within all municipal buildings
Part of the plan includes the installation of solar panels on City facilities and the implementation of energy sub-monitoring systems into each of our city’s 10 largest emitting community-facing municipal buildings, plus one building within our water/wastewater portfolio. To read more about the Climate Action Plan, click here.
Food. Water. Moose Jaw has an abundance both. Moose Jaw’s local food culture is flourishing like never before. Whether you yearn for sourdough bread, sauerkraut, raw honey, beans, cheeses, wildcrafted teas, fresh vegetables, Saskatoon berries, pickles, relishes, and jams, or fancier items like bison meat, French macarons, and sparkling honey wine, we have it all. Today, dozens of area vendors make products for Moose Javians, including products suitable for many types of food plans, such as vegan, gluten-free and keto. Nearby Hutterite colonies and greenhouse operators supply fresh produce several months of the year. With access to a reliable local food supply chain, Moose Jaw residents enjoy a high level of food security.
Moose Jaw has also invested in water security in multiple ways:
- The Water Main Replacement Program begin in 2015 and is a 20-year, $100 million investment by City Council replace ageing, deteriorating cast iron water pipes with new pvc pipes to ensure clean, safe potable water.
- Buffalo Pound to Moose Jaw Transmission Line – In 2021, construction was completed on a brand-new transmission line to carry potable water from the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant to the City’s reservoirs.
- High Service Reservoir Pumphouse – Construction is almost complete on the new High Service Reservoir Pumphouse, which delivers potable water to two-thirds of the City’s customers.