Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic | Saskatoon, Sask. | Founded 1988

Saskatchewan Polytechnic students in a field

Students of Saskatchewan Polytechnic with their instructor in the field. (Saskatchewan Polytechnic)

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers hands-on programming aimed at providing graduates with marketable job skills. About 70 per cent of its programs incorporate a work-integrated learning component where students apply their skills at a Saskatchewan business. It has four urban campuses—in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon—as well as a distance education program. Serving Saskatchewan’s economic and community needs, the school focuses its applied research efforts on urban development, the environment and natural resources, health education and information technology.

Programs are organized according to the “schools model,” where economic sector schools reflect portions of the provincial economy, like construction and information technology, while public sector schools focus on services needed to support the economy, like health sciences and human services.

Residences are available at the Prince Albert campus (two-bedroom townhouses designed for families) and in Regina (furnished rooms and an all-you-can-eat meal plan).

The Hannin Creek Education and Applied Research Centre, a complex on the shores of Candle Lake, is used for outdoor education and boreal forest research.

The polytechnic has a dedicated Indigenous Student Success Strategy: students can meet with advisers and Elders, relax and study in activity centres, and acclimatize to being a student in a summer transition program.


Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Large (10,000 full-time students or more) $3,771-$8,784 $4,662- $8,562 $2,684-$13,000 $16,427-$19,624 Yes

Cool Options

  • Innovative Manufacturing: This program offers a range of skills-based training in all aspects of the manufacturing industry, including welding, 3D printing and project management.
  • Construction Management: This program is unique in Saskatchewan, giving students the chance to earn an after-diploma degree with an additional two years of study.
  • Geographic Information Science: GIS is a relatively new field that uses computer technology to link maps to digital data. Environmental agencies and resource companies rely on the skills of GIS technicians.

Popular Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Continuing Care Assistant
  • Practical Nursing
  • Business
  • Early Childhood Education

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