FAQs

Student Support Zoom Room

To connect with us, visit our Contact Us page.

Sask Polytech is here to answer your questions. Drop into our Zoom Rooms during the following hours of operation and our friendly employees will be happy to answer your questions or direct you to the appropriate department for assistance.

  • Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. (Closed from 12-1 p.m. for lunch.) *except statutory holidays

Fall 2021

Programs have been divided into two categories that define how they will be taught. Visit fall program status to see how your program is being taught.

Sask Polytech, in collaboration with the Ministry of Advanced Education and all Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions, will be safely reopening campus to more students and employees in fall 2021. Campuses will also be open to the general public.

The fall semester will begin August 30, 2021.

The fall semester begins August 30, 2020. Students with programs in category 1 – on campus - should be prepared to be on their designated campus for fall 2021 and plan to be nearby for the entire term. Sask Polytech is confident in its ability to support the health, safety and wellbeing of students and employees. As part of this effort, Sask Polytech is strongly encouraging students and employees to get their COVID-19 vaccination as soon as they are eligible.

Opening dates and hours of service are posted in the table below. These are subject to change.

Student Facing Support Service

Opening Date

Hours of Service

Notes

Counselling,  Accessibility

August 30

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Service will continue to be delivered online.

 

Student Services

August 23

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Libraries

August 30

Monday to Friday 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. (may expand hours as needed)

Hours may be expanded in fall as needed

Food Services

August 30

Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

Saskatoon Bistro

 

 

Open as programs use the facility

Bookstore

August 16

Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Campus Accounting

August 23

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Testing Centres

August 30

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Open over the summer for specific testing as needed

Fitness Centres, Gymnasiums

August 30

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hours will be expanded.

Indigenous Support

September 7

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

August 16 – September 7 online delivery of virtual summer transition program

Students taking programs in category 1 – on campus should be prepared to be on their designated campus for fall 2021 and plan to be nearby for the entire term. See fall program status to learn how individual programs will be taught.  Visit our housing page for more information about short-term or long-term housing options in your campus city.

 

Reach out to your instructor or program head. You can also access our counselling services for personal counselling matters and learning services for academic support in-person, by phone or through online conference.

 

International students starting in fall 2021, after paying their tuition deposit, will be provided with a letter indicating course details. International students taking programs in category 1 - on campus need to be prepared for being on their designated campus for the fall 2021 term and should be nearby for the entire term.

 

Academic programs will maintain blended curriculum-delivery capability and will be prepared to pivot between distance/online delivery and in-person delivery.

 

Vaccination is not a requirement at this time. Sask Polytech is encouraging students and employees to get their COVID-19 vaccination as soon as they are eligible.

 

Faculty and staff will transition onto campus over the coming months, in order of priority, with students’ learning experience and services to meet their needs the main areas of focus.

As always, the health, safety and security of students and employees is of utmost importance for Sask Polytech. Sask Polytech is taking precautions to support student and employee safety while on campus and following Government of Saskatchewan health and safety guidelines.

At this time, it is anticipated that mask usage will be required

Daily health checks will be required.

Barriers will be in place for areas where face-to-face interactions occur, like point of pay or library book check out.

Enhanced cleaning protocols for high touch surfaces will continue.

Signage will be used to raise awareness of basic health and safety measures and floor markers may be used to manage traffic flow.

Masks will continue to be required in all public / shared spaces with the exception of cafeterias, food services locations and other specifically designated locations. These exceptional locations will be compliant with any additional, specific requirements of the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan.

Students are to provide their own masks, unless there are program-specific PPE requirements. In these cases, the program will supply masks for students.

Students should report non-compliance to their program instructor.

Academic

To learn more about supports available for moving to online classes, visit Sask Polytech’s Get started online page.

No, you don’t need a doctor’s note. Please contact your instructor to report your absence.

 

When you contact your instructor, provide your instructor with an estimated time that you will be absent from class. Inform your instructor if you are able to return earlier or if you think you will be absent for a longer period of time.

Your instructor will work with you to make special arrangements for missed assignments, classes and exams. 
Programs are in constant communication with placement agencies. If you are in a practicum, placement or co-op, you can expect to receive communication from your program addressing your specific situation. If you have any questions, please contact your program. 

For current information on withdrawals, transfers and refunds, please visit our website.

Becoming a Student

At this time, in-person campus tours are not available at any of our Sask Polytech campuses. You can learn more about our locations and connect with a recruitment advisor or career counsellor through the following links:

Prospective students can meet one-to-one with a student recruitment advisor on Zoom, Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. You can also contact our recruitment advisors by emailing  askaquestion@saskpolytech.ca, our career counsellors by emailing career.counselling@saskpolytech.ca, or contact our Welcome Centres:

  • Saskatoon: 1-306-659-4012
  • Regina: 1-306-775-7395
  • Prince Albert: 1-306-765-1611
  • Moose Jaw: 1-306-691-8429

Sask Polytech toll free: 1-866-467-4278 (please leave a message)

Enrolment Services personnel are available by email and phone. Call Enrolment Services (all locations) at 1-866-467-4278 or email:

Yes, please pay your seat deposit. Paying your seat deposit guarantees your training space for 2020-21 intakes. If programs are cancelled, Sask Polytech will take the necessary steps to refund payments made.

Payment can be made two ways.

  • Option 1: through your personal online banking using Sask Polytech as a payee and listing your student ID within the account number section.
  • Option 2: through our mySaskPolytech portal. The “Pay Fees” link is found under the Student tab (myFinances).

Please read information about programs that have been cancelled or postponed.

If your program is cancelled or postponed by Sask Polytech, please contact Enrolment Services to discuss the options. A refund or tuition credit may apply.

Applicants may request a deadline extension, indicated in their letter posted to mySaskPolytech, if they are unable to submit required documents due to school closures. 

Email your request to the campus-specific email address. The email subject line should read: Extension Request COVID-19.

Prospective students can contact our recruitment advisors by emailing askaquestion@saskpolytech.ca or contact our Welcome Centres:

Saskatoon: 1-306-659-4012
Regina: 1-306-775-7395
Prince Albert: 1-306-765-1611
Moose Jaw: 1-306-691-8429

You can also call Sask Polytech’s toll free number at 1-866-467-4278 to leave a message.

If you are a student who has been accepted into a program for the fall and require academic accommodations please contact your local campus and ask to speak with an Accessibility Counsellor. There are a number of processes that you will need to complete in order to ensure you have the supports needed.The processes take time and, so it is advisable to contact Accessibility Services once you know you are accepted.

Bookstore

Please contact your program head for a booklist.

When students register in a course for CE, they will receive a confirmation of enrolment and a link to the SharePoint site where they can see the books required for their course.

Yes, your form must list all materials you are ordering. Please include the course name and full book name on the order form. Please see the example below:

 bookstore ordering example

Yes, some e-books/access cards are available from the bookstore website. Access must be obtained through the bookstore websites and is not available through the Sask Polytech website. The links to each bookstores website are provided below:

The bookstore currently does not carry used books.

 

Yes and indicate the sponsor agency name on the form.

 

Students will receive an email/phone call on how to pick up their order once it's ready.

For course materials received while our payment system was unavailable, payment is now due. At time of order, Sask Polytech requested students keep copies of their order forms to reference when submitting payment at a later date. We thank you for resubmitting your order form and making payment now. 

For course materials shipped while our payment system was unavailable, payment is now due. To pay for your previously shipped course materials:

  1. Under online ordering select the campus you received your order from to re-enter your original order form(s) for your already received course materials.
  2. You will be prompted to create a new bookstore login. (Do not use your mySaskPolytech login.)
  3. Use the dropdown menu to add your course materials one at a time. Take time to ensure that your entries match your already received course materials.
  4. Under Shipping info - Shipping Method in the special instructions field, indicate “already received items.”
  5. Enter your payment details and click “submit.” A receipt will be provided once your payment has been processed. 
    • If you are paying online through your bank, at payment method, choose A/R CHARGE and enter online banking.
    • If your sponsor is paying, at payment method, choose drop down A/R CHARGE, enter sponsor name.
    • If you placed multiple orders, you can enter them as a single order when you make payment. You will be charged a shipping fee based on the total combined amount of all your orders.

View detailed, step-by-step payment instructions (pdf).

Students have 14 calendars days to make payment. After 14 days, your account will be put on hold. This means you will be unable to order transcripts, graduate from your program or register for additional courses or programs.
You can pay for your course materials with Mastercard, Visa or through online banking. Payment cannot be accepted by phone.

To pay via online banking, take the following steps:
At the checkout screen, select A/R CHARGE from the dropdown menu

  • In the textbox, type in “online banking”
    Bookstore bank checkout

To make the online payment, visit your online banking website or app

  • Add a new billing company/payee
  • The billing company name is Sask Polytech
  • The account number will be your 9-digit student ID number (000…)

Allow up to two business days for bank processing before your payment is credited to your student account at Sask Polytech. 

Shipping rates within Canada (except the Territories) are as follows:

Order Total ($) Amount
$0.00 - $100.00 $10.00
$100.01 - $200.00  $13.00
$200.01 and up  $15.00


International orders shipping rates vary depending on the location, size and weight of the package.

You will not be charged multiple shipping fees. You will be charged a single shipping fee based on the total value of your already received course materials. Please submit all your orders once when you make payment, rather than entering them separately. 

Please email the campus bookstore you received your order from with the subject line: "already received items." In the body of the email, include your name, student ID number and the program or courses for which you ordered materials. Sask Polytech will follow up by email.

Moose Jaw – moosejaw.bookstore@saskpolytech.ca
Prince Albert – princealbert.bookstore@saskpolytech.ca
Regina – wascanabookstore@saskpolytech.ca
Saskatoon – Saskatoon.bookstore@saskpolytech.ca 

No order numbers were given for orders placed using the temporary winter term order form and an order number is not needed when re-entering your order to pay for already-received materials. If you are unsure of what materials you ordered and received, please contact the bookstore where your order was received from and they will be able to look up your previous order details. 

When you submit your order, there will be a total dollar amount owing. If this differs from your original order by more than $50, the bookstore will contact you before any payments are processed.  If the discrepancy is less than $50, this is likely due to the system disruption where costs of course materials may not have been up to date. If you have questions or concerns, please email the campus bookstore you received your course materials from with the subject: “Already received course materials – cost discrepancy”. In the body, describe the issue. The bookstore will contact you. In the interim, we encourage you to make payment so a hold is not placed on your account. 

At the checkout screen for payment method, select A/R CHARGE from the dropdown menu and indicate who the sponsor is in the comment field.  The bookstore will then match the sponsor letter to the order.  If the bookstore does not have a sponsor letter, they will contact the student and ask that one be provided.

Please expect a delay of 2-3 business days from the time you pay for your already received course materials and holds to be removed from your account.

You will be able to receive transcripts, graduate and register for additional courses or programs.

Please contact your financial institution. 

Campus

Sask Polytech campuses are not open for general use. Where specific program requirements must be completed within our facilities, advance approval and health and safety planning is required. 

Student parking will be free until September 7, 2021. On September 7 student parking must be paid for through the HONK app or the on-site parking machines located in the parking lots and at building entries. Students can make daily, weekly, monthly and semester purchases. Longer term purchases are discounted. If students are planning to drive to campus, they are encouraged to download the HONK app in advance.

For more information about parking, including purchasing parking passes, please visit our parking and transit page.

Parking fees have been waived until the end of the 2020/2021 academic year. Student parking will be scrambled parking in all student parking lots. Employee parking will be scrambled parking in all employee parking lots. There will be no mixing of staff and student parking. Visitor parking lots are for visitor parking only. 

Shipping and Receiveing will be open reduced hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. – noon.

For access or more information please contact:

Prince Albert

306-765-1585

pashipping@saskpolytech.ca

Moose Jaw

306-691-8454

mjshipping@saskpolytech.ca

Saskatoon

306-659-4043

saskatoonshipping@saskpolytech.ca

Regina

306-775-7400

wascanashipping@saskpolytech.ca

Yes, large groups can be toured on campus. Everyone on campus needs to complete a daily health check. Students and employees can complete the online daily health check via mysaskpolytech. The commissionaire desk will have a paper copy of the daily health check for the public or visitors to complete.

Convocation

Yes, visit the Convocation 2020 and 2021 (saskpolytech.ca) page to view ceremony videos, award winners, join the alumni family, download digital items and purchase memorabilia.

Co-op Education

Your employer should be adjusting their operations to comply with the current provincial standards to minimize the transmission of COVID-19. As a result, your employer may require you to work from home or will make necessary changes to your work environment (should you continue to work on site), tasks and processes to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you. If you have any questions or concerns about your employer’s response to the pandemic, please contact your Co-operative Education Coordinator.

If the pandemic has impacted your work term employment (i.e. reduced hours, lay off, termination) your credit for the current work term will not be affected because of it. You will still receive credit for the work term, pending a positive work term evaluation by your Coordinator and supervisor.
Yes. Your Coordinator will be conducting a monitor visit with you and your supervisor via phone, email or Zoom.
Co-operative Education work terms will proceed as planned (in compliance with provincial pandemic measures, as determined by the employer) unless the employer or your Co-operative Education Coordinator notify you otherwise.

Your Co-operative Education Coordinator is working from home and is still seeking work term opportunities for you. If employers want to conduct interviews, these will be arranged via Zoom or phone.

Understandably, the uncertainty of the pandemic and its duration is affecting employers and could impact the number of jobs available for students. In addition to the efforts of your Coordinator, we encourage students to seek work term opportunities and notify your Coordinator of any developments from these applications.

 

No. If your employer has chosen to delay your start date, this will not impact your eligibility for co-op credit.  If you have been contacted directly by your employer, please notify your Coordinator of any changes to your start date or terms of employment.

If an employer is no longer able to proceed with the work term, please contact your Coordinator to discuss your options.

 COVID-19

Yes, masks are mandatory across all campuses. The safety and security of our students and staff remains a top priority.

Sask Polytech continues to make masks mandatory to protect staff and students while on Campus.  We will re evaluate mask use on an ongoing basis.

Yes. Students and employees can complete the online daily health check via mysaskpolytech. The commissionaire desk will have a paper copy of the daily health check for the public or visitors to complete.

 

Everyone on campus needs to complete a daily health check. Students and employees can complete the online daily health check via mysaskpolytech. The commissionaire desk will have a paper copy of the daily health check as well.

Personal counselling services are available to all students. Sask Polytech provides confidential and private counselling sessions over phone or Zoom, depending on your preference. Should you want to book an appointment with one of our counsellors, please email counselling@saskpolytech.ca. If this is a crisis or an urgent matter, please call 911 or Mobile Crisis. For other student services please visit the following websites: 

Do not go to campus if you are ill. If you are ill, please stay home and contact Health Line 811. For the most up-to-date information on how to access support and/or complete a COVID-19 self-assessment, visit the Government of Saskatchewan website and read this patient handout: What You Need to Know About Getting Tested for COVID-19 (pdf).

Call Health Line at 811. Please do not go to the health nurse on campus, physicians’ offices, or emergency at the hospital.

For the most up-to-date information on how to access support and/or complete a COVID-19 self-assessment, visit the Government of Saskatchewan website, and read this patient handout: What you need to know about getting tested for COVID-19 (pdf)

If you are in immediate distress, call 911.

Currently, Sask Polytech does not require COVID-19 testing or temperature checks for employees and students visiting campus to complete training that needs to be evaluated in-person to meet program or graduation requirements for this academic year. Employees and students accessing campus are expected to adhere to strict guidelines, processes and safety plans that have been put in place. These guidelines have been approved by public health officials and follow criteria set by the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan.

Sask Polytech is committed to ensuring our facilities remain healthy for our educational community. Sask Polytech works closely with our building landlords to ensure that:

  • High touch surfaces and fixtures (those that have frequent contact with hands) are cleaned and disinfected. Cleaning and disinfection are usually done at least daily and more frequently if the risk of environmental contamination is higher.
  • Washroom floors are cleaned with disinfectant germicidal solution. All bathroom fixtures, including toilets, urinals, sinks, counters, mirrors, surrounding walls, water taps, door plates, shower stalls are cleaned and disinfected.
Yes, you can self-isolate in residence. For information on how to self-isolate, please refer to the following Government of Saskatchewan guidelines.

Sask Polytech asks that you do not come to campus until there is further direction from 811. Immediately contact your instructor to let them know the results of your COVID-19 test. The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is responsible for the contact tracing process to identify and notify people who may have been exposed to COVID-19, including your Sask Polytech instructor and peers. To protect the privacy of all involved, Sask Polytech cannot share students or employees’ COVID test results. Be assured that at Sask Polytech the well-being of our students and employees is a top priority. For the most up-to-date information on how to access support and/or complete a COVID-19 self-assessment, visit the Government of Saskatchewan website, and read this patient handout: What you need to know about getting tested for COVID-19 (pdf)

As always, the health, safety and security of students and employees is of utmost importance for Sask Polytech. Sask Polytech is taking precautions to support student and employee safety while on campus and following Government of Saskatchewan health and safety guidelines.

At this time, it is anticipated that mask usage will be required.

Daily health checks will be required.

Barriers will be in place for areas where face-to-face interactions occur, like point of pay or library book check out.

Enhanced cleaning protocols for high touch surfaces will continue.

Signage will be used to raise awareness of basic health and safety measures and floor markers may be used to manage traffic flow.

Safety plans will outline program and landlord responsibilities to facilitate safe and efficient learning and support services environments. Sask Polytech is following Government of Saskatchewan health and safety guidelines

International Student

Canadian Travel Restrictions for students have recently changed. Students holding a valid study permit and who have been admitted to a DLI with an approved COVID readiness plan are able to enter Canada. It is not recommended to travel sooner than 4 weeks before the start of the term. See the IRCC update

A negative COVID-19 test is now required to travel to Canada. If you have been vaccinated, you should also provide proof of vaccination. To find out more, you can read about the update at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying#health-check.

Ensure you review the Flying to Canada checklist.  Please also watch for updates to your Saskatchewan Polytechnic email from us.  We have training pages (on BrightSpace) for current students.  Newly accepted students will receive access approximately 3 months before their program starts.

You will need to have your acceptance letter for Sask Polytech, along with your personal ID and travel documents such as a passport, study permit or study permit approval letter. You will need to show proof that you have enough money to support yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada.

You will be asked to show your 14 day quarantine plan to Canadian Border Service Agents when you arrive. A negative COVID-19 test is now required to travel to Canada. To find out more, you can read about the update at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying#health-check. For an up-to-date list on current requirements needed to travel to Canada please refer to this Government of Canada web page.

If you have been vaccinated, you will also need proof of vaccination.

All services offered through International Education are being offered online. Please contact our office by email. Also, continue to check your email as we send communications to you as well.
All inquiries and appointment requests can be sent to us by email to international@saskpolytech.ca. When emailing for an appointment please include your:
  1. Name
  2. Student Number and Sask Polytech email address
  3. Program and year in program
  4. Campus
  5. Question(s)

Sask Polytech is here to answer your questions. Drop into our Zoom Rooms here during the following hours of operation and our friendly employees will be happy to answer your questions or direct you to the appropriate department for assistance.

  • Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Get help installing or using Zoom.

During these uncertain times, airlines are limiting flight availability.  Flights may be limited to your home country and your home country may have border restrictions as well. This is an ever changing situation, so it is imperative to check government websites before making a decision.

As an international student, you may be feeling many emotions including anxiety, confusion and homesickness. Please reach out to counselling services. Counselling staff are here to help. Email us at counselling@saskpolytech.ca. Additionally, there is support via the Keep.Me.Safe program.

International Students are able to work off campus, if their study permit allows, for up to 20 hours a week. 

If your study permit is set to expire, you must apply for an extension, as normal. You must apply for a study permit extension ideally 3-4 months before it expires to account for current wait times, but at least 30 days before it expires. Applicants must apply online and meet the requirements, including associated fees. There is no fee waiver for temporary residence applications or extensions. Read more about how to apply for a study permit extension

Please visit the Government of Canada page for more detailed information

Students who have already applied for a study permit extension before it expired and the application is in process, will benefit from implied status and may remain in Canada until a decision is rendered on their application. You may still attend classes through modified delivery. Your application will be processed in queue.

Please visit the Government of Canada page for more detailed information.

 

No, international application processing time is not being impacted.

All students are required to apply for a provincial health card. If you have not applied for a health card, do not delay. You need this card in order to be seen by a physician at a doctor’s office, walk in clinic, or hospital. Without this card, you will be charged a fee to see the doctor.

Please review our step by step international student Saskatchewan Health card guide.

There are other services which may not be covered by the Saskatchewan provincial health card, such as prescription costs, ambulance rides, emergency dental work, or vision coverage. It is imperative that students are familiar with their extended health care plans. International students are covered under the Sask Polytech Student Association plan. If you have opted out of this plan because you have coverage elsewhere, please be familiar with your personal plan and contact your provider should you require more coverage during these times.

 

Counselling and International Education have partnered to launch the Keep.MeSAFE Mental Wellness International Student Support program. The program provides students 24/7 access to FREE counselling services through a large and diverse network of professional counsellors, in the preferred language and culture of the student—via chat, telephone, and video services. The program and support services are now active and International students can access the support by:

  1. Downloading the My SSP App (Available from the App store or Google Play), and/or
  2. Calling 1-844-451-9700.

Check in with your family and friends via phone calls, video calls, or text messaging. If you are feeling lonely, please reach out to those around you, and never hesitate to contact our Sask Polytech counselling services. Staff are here to help.

The Sask Polytech Student Assocation (SPSA) has developed a section of their website to help our students during this time of uncertainty and social distancing. It includes at home workouts, mental health tips, recipes and activities, as well as links to other online resources. Check out SPSA's social distancing resources.

Please reach out to our counselling services team.  We are here to help!

Counselling and International Education have partnered to launch the Keep.MeSAFE Mental Wellness International Student Support program. The program provides students 24/7 access to FREE counselling services through a large and diverse network of professional counsellors, in the preferred language and culture of the student—via chat, telephone, and video services. The program and support services are now active and International students can access the support by:

  1. Downloading the My SSP App (Available from the App store or Google Play), and/or
  2. Calling 1-844-451-9700.

The Canadian Government has translated helpful COVID-19 related tips into multiple languages. For further understanding in your home language, please visit their website.

You may still be eligible for a PGWP studying in Canada online, or studying from your home country.  For more information, please visit this Government of Canada web page.

The ArriveCAN mobile application and accessible ArriveCAN, developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency, provides a digital way for all travellers entering Canada to easily and securely submit their information and complete a self-assessment of symptoms up to 48 hours before they arrive in Canada. The ArriveCAN app is available for free on Google Play and Apple App stores.

Students should purchase additional health insurance to cover them in case of illness prior to starting studies.

A negative COVID-19 test is now required to travel to Canada. To find out more, you can read about the update at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying#health-check.

Please let us know you have been approved for your study permit by emailing international@saskpolytech.ca. 

For more information regarding vaccinations for international students, please visit: studyinsask.ca or access link direct to pdf file at https://publications.saskatchewan.ca:443/api/v1/products/112626/formats/126654/download

Nursing and Health Sciences

The SHA has created the following documents to provide guidance and answer questions:

The SHA is working towards a digital tool to assist with the daily HCW screening process. More information will be provided when this tool is available. 

Please reach out to your manager or supervisor with questions or for support through this process.

It is best to let your employer know that you will be starting classes that have a combination of online and in-person learning. You can speak with your program head to clarify any information prior to giving your employer a call.

In April 2020, the Government of Saskatchewan issued a public health order to restrict the movement of staff members among facilities by ensuring that each staff member works in only one facility. This is referred to as cohorting and is applicable to special-care homes including long-term care and personal care home facilities. This health order pertains to all healthcare workers that are both working and doing work placements with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). For more information refer to Cohorting Within Long-Term Care, Affiliates and Personal Care Homes.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the SHA website. The Government of Saskatchewan also maintains a page with health care administration and provider resources.

Personal Protective Equipment

All Sask Polytech students and employees are to wear masks at all times while on campus to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Visitors to campuses, including vendors and contractors, are also required to wear a mask on campus. Masks must be worn in shops, labs, classrooms, or areas where people work within 2-metres of each other, hallways, washrooms and elevators.

Special considerations may be required for students or employees with health issues or who have a permanent or ongoing condition where an accommodation to mandatory masks may be required. Please contact Accessibility Services for more information.

Student Services and Support

Sask Polytech will continue to follow the guidelines of the Chief Medical Health Office, but is planning for additional support services to be available in some capadity when fall terms beings, including computer labs. Visit our Learn from Home page for more information.

Please contact Accessibility Services on your local campus to speak with an Accessibility Counsellor.

If you have accommodations through Accessibility Services, these are still in place. Please contact your Accessibility Counsellor if you are having difficulty.

If you are a student who has a reader/scribe (for exams) as part of your accommodation plan, you are asked to discuss the requirements of the exam with your instructor as the traditional exam format may change. If a reader/scribe is still required, please contact your Accessibility Counsellor.

Contact Heath Galenzoski (South: 306-775-7436) or Karen Loch (North: 306-659-4050).

Library services are available online and materials are now available for curbside pickup. If students have research or study questions, they can reach a librarian via chat or email.

Student Counselling Services are available online. Students can email counselling@saskpolytech.ca to set up a Zoom appointment. Learn more about student supports during COVID-19.

The SPSA offices will reopen August 16, 2021 at 8am.  Until then, the SPSA will continue to provide services and supports to our members through our online platforms. Students are encouraged to reach out to the SPSA via our general email spsa@spsa.ca, to visit our website www.spsa.ca, to download our app SPSA Connect, or call one of our offices.

Moose Jaw Office - 306-691-8515

Prince Albert Office - 306-765-1709

Regina Office - 306-775-7820

Saskatoon Office - 306-659-4421

Sask Polytech is not providing student ID cards for the 2021-2022 academic year. Instead, students are encouraged to use the self-serve option on mySaskPolytech to print an Enrolment Verification (see Student Home > Profile & Transcripts > Enrolment Verification). This document, along with a piece of government-issued photo ID, will confirm your identity as a Sask Polytech student.

Clinical placement cards are being provided to students who require them to access their clinical placement sites.

Fitness and recreation services will be operational on August 23 on all campuses. The services will be limited to regular business hours (8:30 to 4:30) at first and hours will expand into the fall term.

Sask Polytech Fitness and Recreation also has virtual events, classes and services available. Visit Fitness and Recreation is offering zoom-in workouts and other exciting programming at a distance. Visit saskpolytech.ca/events for details.