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Application Information

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete the Application

Apply here button rollover.jpgClick the APPLY HERE button to complete the online application form and pay the application fee online.  The following documents are required:

  • School academic record (transcript) from the past two years in home language and translated into English. 
  • Letter of Recommendation from a current teacher or principal translated into English.
  • A copy of a passport (picture page) or birth certificate

If you require assistance with the online application please contact our SIE team by email at sie@spsd.sk.ca

Step 2: Notification of Decision

Applicants will be notified within two weeks as to whether the application is accepted.  (Please note that a virtual interview may be requested before acceptance). For accepted applicants, an invoice for tuition fees will be uploaded to your online account.  An Official Letter of Acceptance will be uploaded to your account once all fees have been paid.

Please note that your online account will be the place where you will:

  • Communicate with and receive communications from Saskatoon International Education about the application
  • Access all documentation: invoices, receipts, letters of acceptance, and top-up health insurance policy information

Step 3: Study Permit

Once the Letter of Acceptance has been received, the student must apply for a Canadian study permit. This can be done online through the Government of Canada website.  Study permit: How to apply - Canada.ca


Application criteria and due dates

Students seeking admission for a Feb. 1, 2023, start must apply by Dec. 1, 2022. Those applying for Sept. 1, 2023, must submit their application by May 1, 2023. Admission to Saskatoon International Education is based on the following criteria:

  • Excellent academic standing
  • English language ability
  • Positive recommendation letter
  • Genuine interest in studying abroad

Fees

  • Application — $250
  • Tuition (10 months) — $12,900
  • Orientation Fee — $100
  • Medical Insurance — Included
  • EAL Support Classes — Included

Possible Additional Fees

  • Lunch supervision fee — $100/yr for elementary students who stay at school for lunch
  • Advanced Placement Courses (AP)  —  $125 per exam  Advanced Placement - Saskatoon Public Schools (spsd.sk.ca)
  • International Baccalaureate Programme (two-year program) — $2,000
  • Late Arrival Fee — $500
  • Late Tuition Payment Fee — $200/month (More information)
  • Revalidation of Marks — $50
  • Bus Pass — $59/month
  • High School Fees —  varies for select courses only
  • Homestay (10 months)  —  TBD
  • Airport Transportation — Included (Homestay students only)
  • Custodianship — Included (Homestay students only)
Information about the program's tuition refund policy is available HERE.

Health Insurance

All students with a study permit are eligible to receive a Saskatchewan Health Card at no charge. This covers general doctor visits, hospital stays, and one eye exam per year. It does not cover dental visits, prescription drugs, or use of an ambulance. The SIE team will work with students during the Welcome and Orientation event, to complete a Saskatchewan Health Card application. Alternatively, students may apply for a Saskatchewan Health Card as soon as they arrive in Saskatoon.  A link to the online application is found here. It may take 4-6 weeks for health cards to arrive.  During this time, (after an application is submitted) students may use their passport to receive free Saskatchewan Health services.

Additional Health Insurance

Additional health coverage is optional. Student may choose to purchase additional health insurance from another provider. Saskatoon International Education partners with guard.me to provide our international student with a top-up health insurance option.

guard.me PLUS can be used in addition to your Saskatchewan Health coverage. This plan is designed to supplement existing provincial health care plan. The Guard.me PLUS plan provides reimbursement of expenses and services not covered by existing government plans such as, hospital coverage, drug coverage, medical supplies and equipment, paramedical services, and out-of-province coverage.

 Study Permit

International students who wish to study in Canada will require a Study Permit issued by the IRCC (Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada) Students will be provided with an official Letter of Acceptance to Saskatoon Public Schools, after tuition payment is received.  The Letter of Acceptance and the receipt of tuition payment, are required to apply for a study permit. International students must bring their original study permit to the SIE office during their Welcome and Orientation.

To apply for a study permit from outside of Canada visit: Study permit: How to apply - Canada.ca To apply for a study permit from within Canada or renew a study permit visit: Extend your study permit or restore your status: About the process - Canada.ca 

Living Arrangements

International students studying through Saskatoon International Education must have one of the following living arrangements:

  • Living with a homestay family arranged through Canada Homestay Network. (a custodian will be provided)
  • Living with a parent(s)
  • Living with a privately arranged homestay family (a parent-appointed custodian is required).

Please note:

  • Elementary students must live with a parent or biological relative. If they are living with a biological relative, a custodian must be assigned.
  • High school students may live a homestay family (arranged through Canada Homestay Network), their parents, or private homestay accommodations.

Parent-appointed Custodian

If a parent will not be living in Saskatoon during the study period or a portion of the study period, a private living arrangement must be made and a parent-appointed custodian is required. A signed copy of the Saskatoon International Education Custodian Letter of Agreement and a notarized IRCC Custodian Declaration form are required.  Studying in Canada as a minor - Canada.ca  Please note that Saskatoon Public Schools requires that a custodian be 25 years of age or older, and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident residing in Saskatoon.

If you have any questions, please email our SIE Team at sie@spsd.sk.ca

Renewal

We are excited to welcome back returning international students. Parents and custodians should assist students with their application renewal and renewals of study permits and entry visa to Canada (if required). Please note that application renewal for the 2023-24 school year is due March 1, 2023. A late fee of $500 CAD will apply if a student fails to complete the renewal process before the due date.

For more information on application renewal please contact the SIE Team at sie@spsd.sk.ca or 306-683-8425.