Not everyone will get permanent accommodation before arriving in Saskatchewan or even immediately upon landing. Except you have a relative in Saskatchewan who is willing to take you for a couple of days/weeks while you go house hunting, you will need temporary accommodation for the time being.
The nice thing about getting a temporary place to stay is that you will have lots of options to choose from. From apartment rentals like Airbnb with self-catering options to hostels and hotels, it shouldn’t take you a long while before getting what suits your preference. When to make payment depends on the provider you decide to go with, Airbnb for instance gives you the option of paying twice or at once. Visit our house hunting tips for more information on how to be prepared for permanent accommodation (it is also handy for temporary accommodation)