The Northern Saskatchewan Administration District (NSAD)
The Northern Saskatchewan Administration District (NSAD) is the northern area of Saskatchewan. The area is described in section 74 of The Northern Municipalities Regulations, and provides the legal delineation between southern Saskatchewan and northern Saskatchewan. The northern Saskatchewan designation dates back to The Northern Administration Act, 1948, which provided for northern administration and development.
Did you know?
- The NSAD covers approximately 321,163 square kilometres or 49% of Saskatchewan's area.
- Using amended data from the 2016 Census, 37,825 people, approximately 3.4% of the province's population, live in the NSAD (amended from 37,064), broken down as follows:
- Division No. 18, one of the Statistics Canada census divisions, is coincident with the NSAD.
Municipalities in the NSAD
There are 25 incorporated municipalities in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District, including:
- The District - a single municipality encompassing the majority of northern Saskatchewan, with the exception of designated park land and land within the other 24 incorporated municipalities.
- 2 Towns
- 11 Northern Villages
- 11 Northern Hamlets
Other Jurisdictions within the NSAD
Population at a Glance
NSAD Boundary Map
(Web map: turn on the Administrative>NSAD Boundary layer under the Layers tab)