Municipality Profiles

Rural Municipality of Surprise Valley

Full Name: Rural Municipality of Surprise Valley No.9
Census Division: 2


In 2011, the Rural Municipality of Surprise Valley had a population of 195, representing a percentage change of -3% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Rural Municipality of Surprise Valley was 13.95%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working-age population (15 to 64) was 60.47% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 25.58%. In comparison, the national percentages were 68.5% for the population aged 15 to 64 and 16.7% for the population aged 0 to 14.

Rural Municipality of Surprise Valley occupies a land area of 813.38 square kilometres with a population density of 0.2 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 588,239.21 square kilometres with a population density of 1.8 persons per square kilometre.

97.37% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 0% reported French only, and 2.63% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, Saskatchewan’s provincial percentages were 85.6% for English only, 1.6% for French only and 12.8% for only non-official languages.

Elections Notes

  • Method of Voting: Paper Ballot

  • Offices to be Elected

    • Reeve (elected at-large)
    • 6 Councillors (elected in wards 1,3 and 5)

Financial Info

  • Property Tax Rate: Residential 
    • Uniform Municipal Mill Rate: 9.500 (2014)

School Divisions

  • Southeast Cornerstone Public School Division #209
  • Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division
  • Conseil scolaire fransaskois


  • Culture & Arts
  • Fire Services
  • Heritage & History
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Waste & Recycling
  • Water & Sewer

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