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Things are done differently in different parts of the world. In Saskatchewan, Canada’s land of 100,000 lakes, esthetician training is conducted in a particular manner. While different schools have their own distinct set of course particulars, here is some information about esthetician training courses in general:


Esthetician training programs are certificate programs that are delivered at the campus. They provide practical knowledge and skill enhancement in preventative skin-related treatments. The aim is to help people obtain an attractive and healthy skin.

Training is provided for:

  • Facials and skin care
  • Makeup techniques and artistry
  • Tinting
  • Waxing
  • Eyebrow shaping
  • Manicures
  • Epilation (removing unwanted body as well as facial hair)
  • Equipment maintenance and disinfection, as well as sanitation
    Apprenticeship credit

Note: Some schools expect applicants to complete technical trainings that the commission requires. And some schools credit will count towards your apprenticeship so that you can get your journeyman status quicker.

Places You May Work

After completing the course and any required apprenticeship, the graduate students may find jobs in the following places:

Salons offering hair and skin, as well as beauty care services. You could also work in spas providing different kinds of massage treatments.Other places you can work in include wellness centers that focus on overall health and beauty services.

Course Duration

Approximate duration: 39 to 40 weeks
Approximate training days: Monday-Thursday or Monday-Friday

Course Location

Most courses are taught on campuses. This is a practical course and cannot be taught using the distance education model.

General Requirements

While the admission requirements vary from school to school, there are some which are pretty common to all the institutions:

• Finished grade 10
• Can communicate in English fluently (fluency in French too is preferred)
• May have interned in the skin care industry

Approximate Tuition Fees

While the tuition fees vary from school to school and are subject to change from time to time, this is the average fees for an esthetician training course in Saskatchewan.

Note: This is a figure based on the average fees of multiple schools. It includes all mandatory fees along with supplies and books. For the specific fees of a particular school, you will need to contact the institution. For international student fees, it is advisable that you contact the school office.

Home students – $10,500

Credit Transfer and PLAR

Did you know that it is possible for you to transfer your course credit from one college or university to another? Many Saskatchewan schools offer this privilege to students, where they can benefit by getting their course credits transferred. Please check if you are eligible for the transfer of credit to or from one school to another.

Additionally, Saskatchewan esthetician schools also offer PLAR-ready courses. PLAR stands for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition. It is a process of acquiring knowledge and certification for adult learners. In Saskatchewan, most institutions understand that adults cannot always learn in traditional ways and usually opt through multiple other means. It could include learning a skill practically through a job or even non-formal training. All schools that support the PLAR process provide a detailed guide for candidates, which include self-audit, PLAR-ready courses.

Saskatchewan has several schools where you can train to be an esthetician. In order to become a skin care specialist in Saskatchewan a minimum of 1450 hours of training is required as well as passing SK board exams and paying the licensing fee. Some info on becoming a skin care professional in Sask.

Also take a look at our online training page to see if that is something you’d be interested in.

Esthetician Schools in Saskatchewan

Avante Garde Beauty Training – Regina

Saskatoon, Sask. skyline in winter
Saskatoon, Sask. skyline in winter by Thomas Kelley [CC BY-SA 2.0]

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