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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

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Overview

Overview

Why Saskatchewan Polytechnic?

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is the leading publicly funded post-secondary technical and skills training institute in Saskatchewan, recognized around the world for its international engagement and development projects. With campuses located in the province's four largest cities, it offers career-focused, applied education and research opportunities. More than 65+ degree, diploma and certificate programs offered to international students lead to rewarding careers in business, information technology, health, mining, transportation and other sectors. With consistently high graduate employment rate and a global reputation for innovative, industry-focused programming, Saskatchewan Polytechnic will help students excel in their future career.

Why Saskatchewan?

Its economy is diverse, the quality of life is excellent, and educational standards are high. Students will live in safe, welcoming communities and meet people from around the world. Enjoy four seasons of fun activities. Explore amazing landscapes, from vast golden plains to pristine lakes and peaceful boreal forests. At night, be amazed by the spectacular northern lights.

Why Canada?

Canada is a great place to live, study, work and play. Canada is the #1 country in the world, according to the 2021 Best Countries Report. It also ranks #1 in quality of life and social purpose. Canada is perceived as having a good job market, caring about human rights and being committed to social justice. It is proud of its hospitality its affordable, high-quality education and its reputation for welcoming immigrants.

''The training and education I received at Sask Polytech helped me to see my career in a wider perspective'' – Blessed Joy, Disability Support Worker certificate program

''I learned that Sask Polytech is one of the best and most diversified colleges in Canada'' – Neenu, Electronic Engineering Technology diploma

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65+ programs

65+ programs

Saskatchewan Polytechnic welcomes international students to learn in Saskatchewan. As a polytechnic, it offers a comprehensive suite of programming, including certificates, diplomas and degrees. Many programs have strong articulation agreements with universities across Canada, with grads often receiving two years of credit towards a degree.

Students are invited to review the list of programs and steps to attend Saskatchewan Polytechnic to apply for a seat and ensure they meet the admission requirements.

Program bundles are available exclusively to international applicants. These bundles or program packages combine 1-year certificates to make for a two-year term of study. This provides Sask Polytech international students with more options to obtain a post-graduate work permit (PGWP). This option allows students to secure their seat and receive an acceptance into both programs at the same time. The bundle option is only available at the time of application.

Students will pay a single application fee of CAD 150 for bundled programs. If they meet the admission requirements, Enrolment Services will send students a letter confirming their acceptance, start, and end dates for the duration of study.

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Four campus cities

Four campus cities

The Saskatchewan Polytechnic's campus cities are Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, and Saskatoon. They offer every amenity that students could need, including shopping malls, public libraries, recreation complexes, movie theatres, art galleries, museums, public parks, grocery stores, swimming pools and easy access to health care facilities.

Never been to a Sask Polytech campus? There are still many ways to check it out! Students can watch the locations video above to get a feel for the campuses.

Students can also explore the Sask Polytech from the comfort of their home, and peek into its campuses across the province with a 360-degree tour. From its welcoming facilities to state-of-the-art labs, these tours highlight some of the university's favourite places and spaces.

''The learning environment is immersive. We learn in a small group and instructors are highly focused on each student.'' – Shyla, Recreation and Tourism Management diploma

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Supporting student success

Supporting student success

Sask Polytech wants to help make students' life a great experience-from the time they can get to know the wide range of Student Services on offer before orientation, and shouldn't hesitate to connect with staff throughout their time as a student.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic has a dedicated team of professionals in Saskatchewan and around the world ready to assist students in meeting their future educational goals. They look forward to helping students investigate the proper path that is right for them, as well as the benefits of studying and living in Canada.

Students should feel free to reach out directly to the Sask Polytech's team in their home region. If there is no office in a student's home region, they can connect directly with the Canadian office.

''The support I got from Learning Services was great'' - Chandni, Business Management postgraduate certificate program

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Advancing student language skills

Advancing student language skills

Meeting English Language Requirements

English is the language of instruction and examination at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. If a student's first or primary language is not English and/or their country is not exempt, they will need to provide evidence of their English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. These skills are required to be successful in a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program.

Students can develop their English language skills and prepare for their studies and life in Canada at Sask Polytech. Applicants may be conditionally waitlisted and/or conditionally accepted where proof of registration in an English language program is provided. Proof must include a specified date by which the individual is anticipated to meet the English language proficiency requirement. Regardless of a student's English level, they can start the process of learning in Saskatchewan, Canada by selecting and applying for a program today.

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Transfer agreements

Transfer agreements

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. They may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

This allows students to gain credit towards their qualification at Sask Polytechnic for courses, modules or programmes completed at another post-secondary or certified training institution. In order to transfer credit, students' previously completed courses should align closely with programmes offered at Sask Polytechnic.

For previous credits from international institutions, students will need to verify their previous institution through completion of the international document assessment process.

Transferring credit does not incur any cost to the student. Students are encouraged to request a transfer of credit as soon as possible after being admitted to a course, before the course commences.

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Co-operative education

Co-operative education

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is a leader in providing paid, practical and relevant co-operative education opportunities. It's a win-win-win partnership between students, Sask Polytech and employers.

By pursuing co-operative education opportunities, students can apply the skills and knowledge they gain in the classroom across a range of paid, real-world settings. As a result, they can get real training, explore potential career options, build valuable industry connections and get more in depth knowledge of their field.

Sask Polytechnic achieves great success for its students through co-operative learning options, with many students finding graduate employment after completing co-op training.

Students will need to be proactive in their approach to co-operative learning opportunities, seeking out the right options for them.

Co-ops are also a great way to earn money during a student's studies, allowing them to fund their course and make the most of their time in Canada.

''I was impressed with how co-op terms were arranged in the accounting program at Sask Polytech'' – Dan, Business Accounting diploma.

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