two further Provinces entered the Dominion: Saskatchewan and Alberta. Saskatchewan
was formed, in part or in whole, from the Districts of Athabaska, Assiniboia
and Saskatchewan, with its capital at Regina. On the 5th of August 1906 the
following arms were instituted by Royal Warrant for the Province:
Vert, three garbs in
fess Or, on a chief of the last a lion passant guardant Gules.
the principal occupation and industry of the area, is represented by the
three gold sheafs of wheat on a green field, while the gold chief bears a red
lion passant guardant from the Royal Arms, the tinctures having been
transposed in order to comply with the requirements of good heraldry. )
Saskatchewan Heritage Year, the Provincial Government decided to complete the original armorial bearings
by adding to the shield of arms a crest, supporters and motto. The College of
Arms in London, England, approved a basic design submitted by the Province.
16th of September 1986, at a ceremony in the Legislative Chamber in Regina,
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, Governor General of Canada,
signed a Royal Warrant on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen approving the
Complete Armorial Achievement of the Province of Saskatchewan; and His Honour
the Honourable F.W. Johnson, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, signed a Proclamation
in Her Majesty’s name authorizing its use in and for the Province. The new
design, an augmentation of the original shield of arms, thus became “Her
Majesty’s Arms in right of Saskatchewan” - that is, the Province’s official
coat of arms.
are as follows:
for the crest: Upon a Helm with a Wreath Argent and Gules
a Beaver upholding with its back our Royal Crown and holding in the dexter
fore-claws a Western Red Lily (Lilium
philadelphicum andinum) slipped all proper Mantled Gules doubled Argent.
for the supporters: On the dexter side a Lion Or gorged with a
Collar of Prairie Indian beadwork proper and dependent therefrom a
six-pointed Mullet faceted Argent fimbriated and garnished Or charged with a
Maple Leaf Gules and on the sinister side a White tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) proper gorged
with a like Collar and dependent therefrom a like Mullet charged with a
western Red Lily slipped and leaved proper.
for the motto: Beneath the Shield a Scroll entwined with
Western Red Lilies (Lilium philadelphicum andinum)
slipped and leaved
proper inscribed with the Motto multis
e gentibus vires. (From Many Peoples Strength).
complete achievement is reserved for the Lieutenent Governor; the Premier and
Cabinet Ministers; the Speaker, Members and officers of the Legislative
Assembly; the Courts of Justice; and government documents such as
proclamations, certificates, reports, and formal invitations and programmes.
of arms is used by the Saskatchewan Archives Board, Ombudsman, Provincial
Auditor, and Electoral Office, and on certain official documents and seals.
of arms surmounted by the Crown and surrounded by a wreath of western red
lilies is used on the uniforms and vehicles of provincial law enforcement
emblems are protected by law, and may only be used with permission.
Stropa, Manager of the Visual Identity Office, Government of Saskatchewan,
and Larry Bachiu, Consultant, designed the augmented armorial bearings of
Saskatchewan. Annabel Robinson of the Department of Classics, University of
Regina, was responsible for the Latin rendering of the motto. The College of
Arms in London, under the direction of Dr. Conrad Swan, CVO. Her Majesty’s
York Herald of Arms, prepared the official drawings and the Royal Warrant.
Karen Bailey, heraldic artist, drew the contemporary renderings of the coat
of arms and the achievement. Dr. D. Michael Jackson, LVO, Chief of Protocol
of Saskatchewan, coordinated the project. 
Present Great Seal
of Arms of Saskatchewan, 1905
EDWARD R. & I.
the Seventh by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the seas, King, Defender of the
Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely beloved Cousin and Councillor Henry, Duke
of Norfolk Earl Marshal and Our Hereditary Marshal of England, Knight of Our
Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight Grand Cross of Our Royal Victorian
by virtue of and under the Authority of an Act of Parliament passed in the
Thirty-fifth year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Victoria entitled
“The British North America Act, 1871,” it was (amongst other things) enacted
that the Parliament of Canada might from time to time establish new Provinces
in any territories forming for the time being part of the Dominion of Canada
but not included in any Province thereof;
Whereas by an Act of the Parliament of Canada passed in the Fifth year of His
Majesty’s Reign entitled “The Saskatchewan Act” certain territory then
forming part of the Dominion of Canada was established as a Province of the
said Dominion as from the first day of September One thousand nine hundred
and five to be called and known as the “Province of Saskatchewan”. And
forasmuch as it is Our Royal will and pleasure that for the greater honour
and distinction of the said Province of Saskatchewan certain Armorial
Bearings should be assigned thereto,-
Ye therefore that We of Our Princely Grace and Special Favour have granted
and assigned and by these Presents grant and assign for The Province of
Saskatchewan the Armorial Ensigns following, that is to say: “Vert three
Garbs in fesse Or, on a Chief of the last a Lion Passant Guardant
Gules,” to be borne for the said Province
on Seals, Shields, Banners, Flags or otherwise according to the Law of Arms.
will and pleasure therefore is that you, Henry, Duke of Norfolk, to whom the
cognizance of matters of this nature doth properly belong do require and
command that this Our Concession and Declaration be recorded in Our College
of Arms in order that Our Officers of Arms and all other Public Functionaries
whom it may concern take full notice and have knowledge thereof in their
several and respective departments.
for so doing this shall be your Warrant.
at Our Court of St. James’s the Twenty-fifth day of August, 1906, in the
Sixth year of Our Reign.
By His Majesty’s Command
hereby certify that the foregoing Copy of the Royal Warrant assigning
Armorial Ensigns for the Province of Saskatchewan is faithfully extracted
from the Records of the College of Arms, London. As witness my hand at the
said College this twenty-second day of September, 1906.
of the Arms of Saskatchewan, 1986
ELIZABETH THE SECOND by the Grace
of God of the United Kingdom Canada and of Our other Realms and Territories
Queen Head of the Commonwealth Defender of the Faith To Our Right Trusty and
Right entirely Beloved Cousin Miles Francis Stapleton, Duke of Norfolk,
Knight Companion of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight Grand Cross of
the Royal Victorian Order, Companion of Our Most Honourable Order of the
Bath, Commander of Our Most Excellent Order of the British Empire upon whom
has been conferred the Decoration of the Military Cross Earl Marshal
WHEREAS Our Right
Trusty Councillor Her Excellency the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauve Chancellor
and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada Chancellor and Commander of
Our Order of Military Merit Our Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of
Canada has represented unto Us that Our Royal Predecessor King Edward VII did
by Warrant dated the Twenty-fifth August 1906 under His Royal Sign Manual
assign for His and Our Province of Saskatchewan certain Armorial Bearings
videlicet a Shield of Arms the record whereof has been preserved in Our
College of Arms
AND WHEREAS His Honour
the Honourable Frederick William Johnson, one of Our Counsel Learned in the
Law Lieutenant-Governor of the said Province upon the advice of the Premier
and Executive Council of that Province has represented unto Our Governor
General and Commander-in-Chief the desire and request that in Commemoration
of the Eightieth anniversary of the assigning of the said Armorial Bearings
by Our said Royal Predecessor there be added to the Arms of Saskatchewan by
way of Augmentation a Crest, Supporters and a Motto.
AND WHEREAS Her
Excellency upon the advice of the Secretary of State of Canada has recommended
and submitted the request made by Saskatchewan in respect of its said
Armnorial Bearings for Our consideration and determination
KNOW YOU therefore
that We having taken the same into Our Royal Consideration are graciously
pleased to accede thereunto and by Our Princely Grace and Special Favour for
the greater honour and distinction of Our said Province of Saskatchewan have
granted and assigned and by these Presents do grant and assign in
augmentation of the Arms of Saskatchewan the following Crest: Upon a Helm
with a Wreath Argent and Gules a Beaver upholding with its back Our Royal
Crown and holding in the dexter fore-claws a Western Red Lily (Lilium
philadephicum andinum) slipped all proper Mantled Gules doubled Argent and
for Supporters on the dexter side a Lion Or gorged with a Collar of Prairie
Indian beadwork proper and dependent therefrom a six-pointed Mullet ridged
Argent fimbriated and garnished Or charged with a Maple Leaf Gules and on the
sinister side a White tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) proper gorged with
a like Collar and dependent therefrom a like Mullet charged with a Western
Red Lily slipped and leaved proper and beneath the shield a Scroll entwined
with Western Red Lilies slipped and leaved proper inscribed wit the Motto
MULTIS E GENTIBUS VIRES.
as the same are in the
painting here unto annexed more plainly depicted to be borne and used
together with the said Arms of Our Province of Saskatchewan upon Seals
Shields Banners Flags or otherwise as shall be appropriate and all according
to the Laws of Arms.
will and Pleasure therefore is that you the said Miles Francis Stapleton Duke
of Norfolk in accordance with the custom and usage obtaining in these
respects do cause this Our Concession and Declaration to be entered and
recorded at Our College of Arms and in such manner as may be convenient to
ensure that in particular such certified facsimile copies of this Our Warrant
as may be required by His Excellency The Governor General and
Commander-in-Chief of Canada and by His Honour The Lieutenant Governor of
Saskatchewan for their respective archives are provided and in general to the
end that all public functionaries and others in Canada and elsewhere whom it
may concern may take full notice and have knowledge thereof in their several
Departments Offices and Appointments
for so doing this shall be your Warrant.
at Our Court in Regina this Sixteenth day of December 1986 in the
Thirty-fifth year of Our Reign
Her Majesty’s Command
of State of Canada
Registering the Arms of Saskatchewan, 1995.
PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN
of Arms and Supporters
III, p. 34
Arms: Vert three
garbs in fesse Or on a chief Or a lion passant guardant Gules;
Crest: A beaver
upholding with its back the Royal Crown and holding in the dexter foreclaw a
Western Red Lily (Lilium philadelphicum andinum) slipped all proper;
Supporters: Dexter a lion
Or gorged with a collar of Prairie Indian beadwork proper and dependant therefrom
a six-pointed mullet faceted Argent fimbriated and garnished Or charged with
a maple leaf Gules and sinister a White-tailed deer (Odocoileus
virginianus) proper gorged with a like collar and dependant therefrom a
like mullet charged with a Western Red Lily slipped and leaved proper; the
supporters standing on a scroll entwined with Western Red Lilies slipped and
leaved proper inscribed with the Motto;
E GENTIBUS VIRES.
© Hubert de Vries 2015-12-11
 Swan, Conrad: The Canadian Arms of Dominion
and Sovereignty. In: Recueil du Ve
Congrès International des Sciences Généalogique et Héraldique à Stockholm.
Stockholm, 1960 p. 267.
 Saskatchewan Coat • of • Arms. Govt. of Saskatchewan,
1991. The reproductions of the Royal Warrant and of the painting of the
achievement obtained from Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, 2000.