Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Established 
1988
Main Campus 
400 - 119 4th Avenue South
Saskatoon, SK S7K 5X2
Highlights 
Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 26,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, as well as corporate, business development, and apprenticeship training.

Campus Locations:

Saskatoon
Main Campus:  Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon Campus

Centres:

  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic Mining Engineering Technology Building
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic Administrative Offices, 4th Avenue Centre
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic Ave W Centre
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic Commercial Pilot Centre
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic E.A. Davies Building
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic English Crescent Centre
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic Ontario Ave Centre

Moose Jaw
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus

Regina
Main Campus: Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus
Centre: Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Parkway Centre

Prince Albert
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert Campus Technical Centre
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert Campus Academic Centre|
http://www.saskpolytech.ca/

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. Through program and course registrations, Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 26,000 distinct students with programs that touch every sector of the economy.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is renowned for its expertise in:

  • Applied/Visual Media
  • Aviation
  • Business
  • Education and Early Learning
  • Engineering Technology
  • Health Services
  • Hospitality
  • Human Services
  • Industrial/Trades
  • Justice
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing
  • Science
  • Technology

Current Projects

Recent Projects

Institutional Data from 2014-2015 Academic Year*

Students

Full-time students7,115
Part-time students1,888
Apprenticeship students5,773
Total For-Credit Enrolment (Headcount)14,776
Full time International students (including ESL)319

Annual intake of new students

2014-20153,154

Academics

Standalone Bachelor's Degrees1
Joint Master's Degrees1
Joint Bachelor's Degrees1
Diplomas50
Certificates72
Apprenticeship Programs23
Graduate Certificates4

Graduation Data:

Total Graduates, academix year 2014-20153,812
Graduate employment rate90%

*Please note: Polytechnics Canada's data reporting rules may vary from those of our individual members. Therefore, data reported by Polytechnics Canada may not always align with our individual members' institutional reports. 

Quick Facts about Saskatchewan Polytechnic

  • 90% of Saskatchewan Polytechnic grads surveyed after six months were employed
  • Employers love Saskatchewan Polytechnic grads - almost 98% said they'd hire another SIAST grad
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards annually
  • 95% of Saskatchewan Polytechnic grads rate overall program quality as good to excellent
  • 91% of Aboriginal students say they'd recommend Saskatchewan Polytechnic to a friend
  • More than 3,000 Saskatchewan Polytechnic students declare themselves as having Aboriginal ancestry - that's more than any other post-secondary institution in the province

Applied Research & Innovation Services

As a member of Polytechnics Canada, Saskatchewan Polytechnic conducts real-world, commercial and practice-related applied research principally based on industry- and community-driven needs. Applied research is viewed primarily as a collaborative process influenced by our partners, who seek help to develop products, processes, or to provide evidence-based solutions for productivity, service and other challenges. To inspire “innovation literacy” we engage and encourage students to participate in applied research projects.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research and scholarship to better meet the needs of students, employers and communities and to support sustainable economic and social development in the province. We work collaboratively with industry and community to grow applied research and scholarship capacity in Saskatchewan.

The Saskatchewan economy is dynamic with continuously evolving economic and social priorities. We need to build a responsive and flexible approach to our applied research and scholarship activities so that we are in harmony with evolving provincial needs.

For this reason, our applied research activities are selected in response to business, industry and community needs that link to and align with Saskatchewan’s Plan for Growth. We encourage applied research and scholarship initiatives that:

  •  Have an appropriate degree of educational, technological, industrial, and commercial relevance;
  • Foster partnerships that lead to benefits for the institution, business and industry, the communities we serve and the province;
  • Align to areas where Saskatchewan Polytechnic has a track record of success.
Given the current needs of our stakeholders and Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s identified strengths, we are focusing attention on five sectors and four areas of expertise:

Sectors are industries or markets sharing common characteristics.  Based on the needs of the Saskatchewan economy, the following sectors have been identified for particular focus:

  1.  Agriculture & Biotechnology
  2.  Construction
  3.  Health & Human Services
  4.  Manufacturing,
  5.  Mining & Minerals
  6.  Oil & Gas

Areas of expertise are chosen based on Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s strengths in relation to identified stakeholder needs.  The following areas of expertise have been identified for particular focus:

1. Business and Process Efficiencies:

     Business planning; marketing; logistics (transportation); project management; business process engineering; supply management; quality and lean initiatives; value-added  processing.

2. Environmental and Natural Resources:

     Stewardship and compliance requirements and standards; monitoring of industrial impact; soil and water remediation.

3. Information and Communications Technology and Digital Integration:

     Inventory management; software development; digital operations management; scheduling; digital literacy, mobile and cloud computing.

4. Social Capital and Health and Wellness:

    Increase participation in the economy of vulnerable populations; promotion of strong communities; OH&S requirements and certification; workplace and community health and wellness.

For more information, please go to:  http://saskpolytech.ca/about/applied-research-and-innovation/index.aspx

Newcomer Integration

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers English language training and testing services to both newcomers to Canada and to individuals who want to improve in English, including Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC),  International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP). These programs at Saskatchewan Polytechnic are designed to improve and assess your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

International Activities and International Educational Partnerships

Training and Consulting Services

As Saskatchewan’s primary provider of skills and technical training, we bring vast resources and expertise to international education partnerships. Saskatchewan Polytechnic has experience working in over 30 countries where we:

  • Broker our certificate and diploma programs through partner institutions
  • Educate and train using web-based technologies as well as remote classroom and lab settings
  • Identify opportunities to deliver training, consulting services, applied research and other studies in support of international development
  • Provide technical and academic expertise to educational facilities and to government organizations in developing countries
  • Collaborate to improve local training partners’ capacity in skilled human resources
  • Assist governments overseas to improve labour market relevancy and accessibility of skills training systems
  • Co-ordinate activities with international and national funding agencies

International Education

Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Education recruits students from around the world to study at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campuses in Saskatchewan, Canada.

International Education also manages the brokering of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programming internationally at select partner institutions outside Canada.

Students can study in their home country at a local cost and achieve Canadian certification by taking Saskatchewan Polytechnic diploma programs through partner institutions outside Canada. They can obtain the same credential offered on-campus in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic has partnerships with educational institutions abroad where local faculties deliver programming in English. Instructors are qualified with either master’s or doctoral degrees.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is currently active in the following locations:
Ho Chi Minh City University of Industry (HUI), Vietnam
Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD), Mauritius

Top 5 countries of origin of International Students:

  1. India
  2. Nigeria
  3. China
  4. Pakistan
  5. Korea

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Administrative Offices
400 - 119 4th Avenue South
Saskatoon SK  S7K 5X2
Phone: (306) 659-3891
Toll free: 1-866-goSIAST (467-4278)

President:
Dr. Larry Rosia
President and CEO
Tel (306) 659-3801
larry.rosia@saskpolytech.ca


Provost and Vice President, Academic
Dr. Anne Neufeld
Tel (306) 659-3806
anne.neufeld@saskpolytech.ca

 

CFO and Vice President, Administrative Services 
Deborah Meyers
Tel (306) 659-3804
deborah.meyers@saskpolytech.ca

Terence Carswell
Associate Vice-President, Human Resources
(306) 659-3768
terence.carswell@saskpolytech.ca


Associate Vice-President, Financial Services
Cheryl Schmitz
(306) 659-3811
cheryl.schmitz@saskpolytech.ca

 

Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Susan Blum
(306) 659-3756
Susan.Blum@saskpolytech.ca