In 1905 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.
Agriculture, 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. )
In 1985, 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.
On the 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.
The augmentations 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).
The 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.
The coat of arms is used by the Saskatchewan Archives Board, Ombudsman, Provincial Auditor, and Electoral Office, and on certain official documents and seals.
The coat 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 officers.
These emblems are protected by law, and may only be used with permission.
Vic 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
Grant of Arms of Saskatchewan, 1905
EDWARD R. & I.
Edward 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 Faith,
To 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 Order, greeting:-
Whereas 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;
And 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,-
Know 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.
Our 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.
And for so doing this shall be your Warrant.
Given 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
I 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.
Augmentation 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 Greeting!
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.
Our 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
And for so doing this shall be your Warrant.
Given at Our Court in Regina this Sixteenth day of December 1986 in the Thirty-fifth year of Our Reign
By Her Majesty’s Command
Secretary of State of Canada
Registering the Arms of Saskatchewan, 1995.
PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN
Registration of Arms and Supporters
Vol. 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;
Motto: MULTIS 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.