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Saskatchewan Polytechnic Institute

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Description of Saskatchewan Polytechnic Institute

  • Foundation: 1959
  • Abbreviation: SIAST
  • Status: state
  • Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Age: from 18 years old
  • Accommodation: residence
  • Language of instruction: English.

The Saskatchewan Polytechnic Institute was formed as a result of the merger of the technical and pedagogical colleges in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, later colleges from other cities of Saskatchewan joined it. The Polytechnic Institute, using the experience and resources of colleges included in its structure, creates applied training programs that cover all sectors of the Canadian economy.

A large number of certificate and diploma programs allow you to get a profession and start a career in the field of tourism, mining, energy and other fields in a short time (1-2 years). You can also continue your education with a bachelor's degree.

SIAST programs are applied in nature and are developed taking into account modern industry requirements, the characteristics of these industries in Canada. Internships are thought out and organized to quickly adapt the student to the workplace.

SIAST units - schools - provide training for a specific sector of the economy, but also pay great attention to an interdisciplinary approach:

  • Business school
  • School of construction
  • School of Medical Sciences
  • School of Hospitality and Tourism
  • School of Social Services and Public Security
  • School of Information and Communication Technology
  • School of Mining, Energy and Industry
  • School of Natural Resources and the Environment
  • School of Nursing
  • School of transport.

Employers in Canada know this institute well and pay tribute to the training of specialists at this university.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Institute provides assistance in teaching indigenous students, creates the conditions for learning and living for students with disabilities.

  • 28,000 students
  • 10 schools
  • 150 training programs
  • 4 campuses in different cities of the province.

The main areas of study:

  • Finance and Management
  • Healthcare
  • IT technologies
  • Digital security
  • Industrial technology
  • Social sciencies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Patient Care and Rehabilitation
  • Laboratory research in medicine.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Saskatchewan Polytechnic Institute

Program name
All year round
from 10000.00 $ / year
from 10000.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 15000.00 $ / year
from 15000.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Students spend from $ 280 to pay for housing, and from $ 400 per month for food and travel.


  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic high in Canada among applied universities
  • Innovative training programs
  • Formation of competencies necessary for successful work in the specialty
  • Internships in manufacturing, in clinics, in travel companies
  • Scholarships, financial assistance
  • The opportunity to work part time on campus.

Facilities and equipment at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Institute

SIAST students study at the Institute’s 4 campuses located in the largest cities in Saskatchewan: Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert and Mus Joe. Modern classrooms, laboratories, workshops, computer centers, modern services - all this helps students to learn the basics of the future profession, to strengthen their skills. Campuses communicate among themselves, conduct joint projects.

All 4 campuses have excellent conditions for playing sports: fitness centers and gyms, free for students and employees of the institute. Students can sign up for ongoing wellness programs.

For help in the educational process, adaptation in the university and the country, for the successful passing of exams, consulting centers and IT support work here.

Student clubs coordinate the work of university clubs and organize university events, which helps students find like-minded people, join social and volunteer work.

Cafes operate on campuses: SIAST provides delicious and affordable meals for students and staff. On the basis of these cafes, students of the School of Hospitality and Tourism learn to conduct business, prepare, organize events, and are engaged in catering.

SIAST invites future applicants to the campus tour: you can come to Saskatchewan, visit all the campuses of the institute, live there a bit and get acquainted with living and studying conditions, choose a training program for yourself.

The Alumni Association of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Institute assists students with internships in the specialty, development of the profession, and provides financial assistance to SIAST.

Admission dates and extra charges

The academic year is divided into semesters, it begins in late August - early September.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

  1. Completed application form, registration documents
  2. Paid Registration Fee
  3. High school diploma with grades
  4. Bachelor or Master degree with applications
  5. Notarized translation of all educational documents into English and nostrification of documents in Canada
  6. IELTS English certificate with a minimum score of 5 and other international certificates of equivalent level
  7. Depending on the chosen program, you may need to pass entrance tests, send a portfolio or a resume confirming the presence of work experience.

Scholarships Saskatchewan Polytechnic Institute

SIAST, with the support of sponsors and graduates of the institute, allocates $ 2,000,000 for scholarships, grants, financial assistance to students. Scholarships are awarded for high academic achievements, as assistance in paying for tuition, assistance to the indigenous population, as well as for achievements in research, volunteer and community service. There are also emergency scholarships that are issued to students who find themselves in a critical situation.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.

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