The Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) is Saskatchewan’s primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training, recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise and innovation. More than 15,000 students were enrolled in SIAST programs in the most recent academic year; additionally, the organization drew almost 25,000 individual course registrations. Through program and course registrations, SIAST served almost 26,000 distinct students with programs that touch every sector of the economy. SIAST operates campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and provides distance courses and programs.

Why choose SIAST?
Campus Overview

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is Saskatchewan’s primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training, recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise and innovation.

Saskatchewan is a destination with opportunity. The fastest growing province in Canada, Saskatchewan is located in the prairie region and has a population of more than one million people.

  • Geographically in the centre of Canada, Saskatchewan is almost 600,000 square kilometres. It borders the Canadian provinces of Alberta to the west and Manitoba to the east, as well as Canada’s Nunavut and Northwest Territories to the north. To the south are the American states of Montana and North Dakota.
  • A place of beauty in every season, Saskatchewan receives more hours of sunshine than any other Canadian province. It has both vast stretches of golden plains and breathtaking scenery.
English Language requirements

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

All Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs (except one) require an IELTS overall minimum score of Band 6.5 and a minimum score of 5.0 in each component. The Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, delivered in partnership with the University of Regina, requires a minimum overall score of Band 7.0 and a minimum score of 7.0 in speaking. IELTS test results remain current for Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs for a period of two years.

Academic and Career Education Programs

The Academic and Career Education on-campus student fee is applied per seat purchased per year.

  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon $120
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Moose Jaw $105
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Regina $100
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Prince Albert $120
Apprenticeship Programs

Students enrolled in apprenticeship programs pay this fee for each of levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and Upgrader:

  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon (excluding online delivery) $30
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Moose Jaw;(including online delivery) $25
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Regina;(including online delivery) $20
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Prince Albert;(excluding online delivery) $30
Continuing Education Evening/Distance Learning Programs or Courses

Students enrolled in continuing education evening/distance learning programs or courses pay this fee per training day:

  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon $0.25
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Moose Jaw $0.25
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Regina* for continuing education evening, distance and non-credit daytime (one or two days) $0.20; for continuing education daytime courses credited to a program and non-credit Skills Training $0.65
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Prince Albert $0.25

* External programs, groups or courses residing on campus are would be assessed per campus practice or policy (e.g., Vocational Transition Program).

Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN)

The amount is set in collaboration with the University of Regina Students’ Union (URSU). Student Association fees for SCBScN are collected by the University of Regina and transferred to Saskatchewan Polytechnic as per agreement.

Health and Dental Plans

Students enrolled full-time in programs of 20 weeks or more in length are assessed a $218.00 combined Health and Dental Plan fee per year (excluding SCBScN).

Entry Requirements

Postgraduate Programmes (e.g. Master)
Bachelor from a recognized university plus IELTS of 6.0.
IUBH also accepts a wide range of other accepted English tests:
Pearson (PTE)
A detailed overview with needed score levels you’ll find here.
For further questions please contact our International Admission Team for details.

For business graduates the duration of the programme is 4 semesters (2 years). For non-business graduates the duration is 5 semesters (2.5 years).

Undergraduate Programmes
Direct entry into 6-semesters bachelor programme:
IELTS of 6.0 (or other accepted tests, please ask our International Admission Team) plus higher Secondary School leaving certificate with scores in the top 30% of your academic year plus either:
SAT (Standardized Test for College Admission) > 1,400 Pts or
ACT (American College Testing) > 20 points or
Pass the IUBH entry test in one of our partner´s offices.
Please contact our International Admission Team for details.

Entry via our Foundation Programmes:
If you do not yet qualify for a direct entry in our bachelor programme – or you want a solid preparation for your studies at the IUBH – you are very welcome to participate in one of the following programmes:

Regular Track: 5 months foundation programme
– Starting dates April 15th & October 15th
Intensive Track: 10 months foundation programme to ensure success


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SIAST is Saskatchewan’s primary public institution for the development and delivery of post-secondary technical education and skills training. We share knowledge, provide skills training and engage in applied research, meeting the needs of students, employers and communities.

  • Ethics. We adhere to high standards of ethical behaviours and personal accountability. We do the right thing based on sound principles, good character and caring for others.
  • Innovation. We encourage entrepreneurial thinking that cultivates creativity, agility and ongoing learning in the pursuit of excellence.
  • Diversity. We embrace diverse cultures, heritages and opinions in our efforts to enrich the learning and work environment and foster inclusive decision making.
  • Leadership. We achieve results by working effectively with others to engage, support and inspire action. We motivate others through our vision, our courage to take risks and our commitment to our goals.
  • Communication. We engage in honest, focused consultation and in the open exchange of ideas to inspire informed decision making, build relationships and foster authentic partnerships.

As stated in Section 4 of the SIAST Act, SIAST may provide:

  1. courses and programs of study, instruction or training in academic, scientific, trade, technical, technological and vocational fields of education
  2. university programs, by agreement and on the basis agreed to with any university within or outside Saskatchewan, at locations established by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and designated by the minister
  3. courses or programs of instruction or training that have been determined to be required with respect to a trade pursuant to The Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Act, 1999
  4. courses, programs and seminars of a continuing education nature
  5. credit programs where those programs are provided through a regional college as defined in The Regional Colleges Act
  6. career counselling and basic education upgrading
  7. services to governments, corporations, persons or other bodies with respect to courses or programs SIAST provides or expertise or facilities it possesses, on any terms that SIAST considers appropriate
  8. any other post-secondary education and training-related functions or activities that may be prescribed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
  • SIAST Kelsey Campus, Saskatoon
  • SIAST Palliser Campus, Moose Jaw
  • SIAST Wascana Campus, Regina
  • SIAST Woodland Campus, Prince Albert
International Students

Saskatchewan Polytechnic welcomes international students to learn in Saskatchewan or study Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs abroad.

We are an employer-responsive polytechnic that supports economic growth through applied learning and applied research. Polytechnics provide people with applied learning opportunities, equipping them with marketable knowledge and skills that business and industry need to grow.

As a polytechnic, we offer 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.

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