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COVID-19 New Travel Requirements for International Students

Saskatoon Business College

Public Health Institutional Requirements for International Students

OVERVIEW

There are some COVID-19 travel restrictions imposed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The following plans/guidelines/recommendations will remain in place as long as indicated by the province/health authorities.  Updates will be made, as needed, upon directives/recommendations from the province/health authorities.

Amendments to the Quarantine Act emergency orders allow eligible students from the US and overseas to enter Canada.

The “Amendments to the Quarantine Act allow eligible students from the US and overseas to enter Canada, regardless of the date they were approved for a study permit, provided that they are attending a designated learning institution (DLI) that has a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by the province or territory where the DLI is located.”

Canadian Travel Advisory- Student Q &As document, please visit Studyinsask.ca website for the document.

UPDATED ADVISORY: MARCH 1, 2021: See attached file named “Updated Travel Advisory Points March 1, 2021”. Contents in this file replaces previous amendments or travel information.

Updated Travel Advisory Points March 1, 2021

All recent updates can be found at https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/

These amendments came into force on October 21, 2020.

Travel Eligibility for International Students

As of October 21, 2020, international students may travel to Canada only if they

  • have a valid study permit or letter of introduction, and
  • will be attending a DLI with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by the province or territory where the DLI is located, and listed on IRCC’s website.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/students.html

Travelling to Canada

The federal government announced that effective January 7, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. EST, all air passengers five years of age or older will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling from another country to Canada.

Documentation of a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction test and must be taken within 72 hours prior to the traveller’s scheduled departure to Canada.

Anyone who receives a negative test result and is authorized to enter Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Further details are available:

https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2020/12/pre-departure-covid-19-testing-and-negative-results-to-be-required-for-all-air-travellers-coming-to-canada.html

Students and their pre-arriving family members must have a quarantine plan that shows how they will quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in Canada. This plan is mandatory.

IRCC requires that all arriving international students and their co-arriving family members must have a plan for how you (& co-arriving family members) will self-isolate for 14 days when you get to Canada. The plan must also outline how you will obtain medical care if you become sick. While you are self-isolating, you will be unable to leave where you are staying for any purpose. If you do not have a plan for self-isolation, including how you will buy groceries and access other essential services, please delay your travel until you have made one.

To learn more about travel restrictions and exemptions affecting international students please click here

Before and during their travel to Canada, students should

  • avoid spending time in large crowds or crowded areas
  • avoid contact with sick people, especially if those persons have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing
  • be aware of the local situation and follow local public health advice
  • be sure to monitor their health and if they become sick before or during their trip, avoid contact with others except to see a health-care professional.

Students will need to pass a health check before they’re allowed to board their flight. Anyone who shows symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to travel to Canada.

When they arrive in Canada, their health will be assessed when they speak to the CBSA officer. Students must quarantine for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms. This is mandatory for all travellers to Canada, and there may be serious consequences under the Quarantine Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for non-compliance with the quarantine requirement.

ArriveCAN

As part of Canada’s efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, all travellers are required to provide specific information upon entry into Canada. The recently launched ArriveCAN app enables them to submit contact information and details of their plan for quarantine, as required by the current emergency orders under the Quarantine Act, up to 48 hours prior to their arrival.

Use of ArriveCAN reduces physical contact for a safer border process. Students can download it on their mobile device through the App Store or Google Play or use the Web format.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/students.html

PRE-ARRIVAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Have your quarantine plan that shows how you will quarantine for 14 days when you arrive in Canada. This plan is mandatory.

According to IRCC, you must have a plan for how you will self-isolate for 14 days when you get to Canada and how you will obtain medical care if you become sick. While in self-isolation, you will be unable to leave where you are staying for any purpose. If you do not have a plan for self-isolation, including how you will buy groceries and access other essential services, please delay your travel until you have made one.

Click here for more information on travel restrictions and exemptions affecting international students.

  • Email Communication Prior to Arrival

In order for SBC to provide the necessary support you need upon your arrival, during your quarantine and post-quarantine periods, international students travelling to Canada must email admissions@sbccollege.ca with the following information. In the subject line of your email please put “International Student Travelling to Canada: (put your NAME also). Include in your email:

  1. Full name of student and the names of all family members travelling with you
  2. Your quarantine plan
  3. Confirmation of your intended stay in Canada- the specific and full address with contact details. A scanned copy of your reservation is required.
  4. Exact travel date
  5. Flight details as well as a scanned copy of your airline ticket
  6. Contact information for a family member/friend in your home country in case there is an emergency when you arrive in Canada.
  • Pre-Arrival Virtual Advising Sessions

Pre-arrival virtual advising sessions are available for international students. Email sbcprincipal@sbccollege.ca and admissions@sbccollege.ca  to set up a time. Advising sessions can be arranged for Fridays during the times of 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Print and take a copy of the SBC international Student Readiness plan with you.

Saskatoon Business College will email students with documents and other information from the college before they arrive in Canada. Additional information is on the college’s website.

  • ArriveCAN mobile app

All international students arriving in Canada with their co-arriving family members must download the ArriveCAN mobile app (AndroidiOS or web format) on your phone before boarding the plane /& or arriving at the border.

  1. As of November 21, 2020, air travellers whose final destination is Canada will be required to submit their information electronically through ArriveCAN before they board their flight.
  2. Travellers who do not submit the required information digitally before boarding their flight could be subject to enforcement action, which can range from verbal warnings to $1,000 fine.
  3. Starting on November 4, 2020, air travellers can expect to be reminded by their air carrier of the need to submit COVID-related information digitally through ArriveCAN prior to boarding their flight to Canada

Refer to this link for details: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2020/11/government-of-canada-announces-new-mandatory-requirements-for-travellers-to-canada.html

 Current Canadian Travel Restrictions and Exemptions

 There are travels restrictions and exemptions for international students.

Click on the link below to learn more about the travel exemptions and restrictions https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/travel-restrictions-exemptions.html

 Necessary Health Check Upon Arrival in Canada

According to IRCC: “If you’re travelling by air, you need to pass a health check before you’re allowed to board your flight. Anyone who shows symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to enter Canada by air. When you arrive in Canada, we’ll assess your health before you leave the port of entry. More information regarding necessary health checks can be found at: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety/travel-health-notices/221

Federal and Provincial Mandatory 14-day quarantine

The federal and provincial governments mandated 14 days self-isolation when travelling from international destinations, including the United States of America.

All travellers returning from international destinations – including the United States – are subject to a mandatory self-isolation order. Violation of the order may result in a $2,000 fine.”

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/self-isolation

 Any COVID non-compliance will be reported using the on line COVID non-compliance reporting form

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/public-health-measures/public-health-orders/non-compliance-reporting-form

How to Self- Isolate

The 14-day mandatory self-isolation must be adhered to. To self-isolate, you must stay at home (the hotel for incoming international students from another country or province) for the full 14-day quarantine period.

Learn more about the mandatory self-isolation requirements at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/covid-19-how-to-isolate-at-home.html

If you travel outside of the province but within Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan also requires that you self-monitoring for symptoms. See the link below for more details on the Government of Saskatchewan self-monitoring requirements.

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/self-monitoring

Once in Canada, international students and co-arriving immediate family members are responsible for ongoing self-monitoring and assessment of COVID-19 symptoms. If you develop any symptoms call the Health hotline at 811.

 Supplies that Students Should Bring for Self-Isolation Recommended by IRCC

  • Face masks (do not re-use)
  • Running water
  • Eye protection (face shield/goggles)
  • Hand soap
  
  • Disposable paper towel
  • Dish soap
  • Tissues
  • Laundry Soap
  • Waste container with plastic liner
  • Household Cleaning Products
  • Alcohol prep wipes
  • Disinfectant
  • Over the counter medication to reduce fever (i.e., ibuprofen or acetaminophen)
  • Arrange to have your groceries delivered to you

More information can be found at: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/covid-19-how-to-isolate-at-home.html

Transportation of international students and their co-arriving immediate family members to a 14-day quarantine location: from Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport to Park Town Hotel Saskatoon.

Arriving students and their co-arriving family members are required to take a taxi from the airport to the Park Town Hotel in Saskatoon where they will be staying for the 14-day mandatory quarantine period. Remember to:

  • Collect your luggage at the Baggage Claim at the lower level of the airport.
  • If you have issues with lost luggage, speak with the airline representatives. Look for the appropriate airline help desk in the airport lobby (same area you pick up your luggage).
  • Check with Park Town Hotel if the free airport shuttle is available to pick-you up at the airport (do this when you are booking your 14-day quarantine at the hotel). Restrictions apply. If not, you will need to get a taxi.
  • Get a taxi once you step outside of the airport. You do not need to pre-arrange taxi services.
  • Speak to the taxi coordinator at the airport if you have any issues getting a taxi.
  • Have cash of at least CND$30 to pay for your trip from the airport to the hotel.
  • Wear your non-medical mask or face covering at all times. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no airport pick-ups by the college staff.
  • Contact the college at 306 –244-6333 for any emergences.
  • Learn more about Canada’s health and safety precautions at https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety/travel-health-notices/221

SBC will reimburse you the taxi cost of transportation from the airport in Saskatoon to the Park Town Hotel in Saskatoon – where you will be staying in Saskatoon. Please ensure you get a receipt. Email the receipt to the International Admissions Officer at admissions@sbccollege.ca. The reimbursement will be credited to your student account.

Hotel for International Students to Complete the 14-day Quarantine Period

The Park Town Hotel https://www.parktownhotel.com/  will accept international students and their co-arriving family members for the 14-day mandatory quarantine period. You will be responsible for the full cost of staying at the hotel for the period.  Make your reservation in advance. Contact reservations@parktownhotel.com to make your reservation. Kindly indicate that you are an international student at Saskatoon Business College. More information on rates and requirements for Park Town Hotel is found in SBC International Students Readiness Plan Updated with Health Recommendation.

 Meals and Grocery Delivery  Services

Meals are available for purchase at the hotel. Check with the hotel front desk or the meal plan brochure in your room to get details. You are responsible for all your meals.

During the 14-day quarantine period, you can choose to arrange for grocery and restaurant delivery at your own cost. Here are some links for grocery purchase and delivery services. You will be required to cover the cost of your groceries and supplies.

https://www.saveonfoods.com/

https://www.skipthedishes.com/

https://www.doordash.com/en-CA

https://www.ubereats.com/ca/location/saskatoon?uclick_id=13f3a9b3-cb49-4379-be27-60851d934e4d

If you have any issues with your grocery arrangements, please call the college at 306-244-6333. Ask for the International Department and any of our advisors can guide you.

Mandatory Self-isolation and Classes

International students must immediately self-isolate upon entry to Canada. You cannot leave your hotel to shop for any necessities or to attend any class. Your classes are online/virtual via the Learning Management System- Blackboard. Ensure you have a laptop and can access the learning platform. All classes are “live”, that is, there is an instructor teaching “ live” for each class. If you took classes while you were out of the country, your Blackboard credentials remain the same. If you did not sign-up for classes while you were out of the country, SBC will send you your login information once you check into the hotel/quarantine facility.

Once you are in Canada (at the hotel), please send an email to sbcprincipal@sbccollege.ca and admissions@sbccollege.ca  to tell us know that you have arrived safely and you are in the confirmed facility/hotel. Your SBC Blackboard credentials for virtual classes will then be emailed to you. Arrangements will be made for a virtual orientation with you by the college.

Health Insurance

If you are planning on travelling to Canada, it is recommended that you arrange for health insurance from your home country prior to your travels.

Once, you are in Canada with a valid study permit and registered as a full-time student, you may apply for the Saskatchewan Health Card. The processing time to receive the SK health card is approximately 6‑8 weeks. More information of the Saskatchewan Health Card can be found at: https://www.ehealthsask.ca/residents/health-cards/Pages/Apply-for-a-Health-Card.aspx

SELF QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS: 14 DAYS

Please note the self-funded quarantine housing arrangement available for international students. All arrangements must be made prior to travelling to Canada/Saskatoon.

There are no housing facilities at Saskatoon Business College. An arrangement has been made with Park-Town Hotel in Saskatoon https://www.parktownhotel.com  for international students and their immediate pre-arrival family members. Note that arriving students and their co-arriving family members can only stay at the Park Town Hotel during their quarantine period. The college has no other quarantine housing arrangements.

To request the 14-day quarantine package, email reservations@parktownhotel.com. When you are making your reservation, indicate that you are a student at Saskatoon Business College. When you are booking your reservation, ask the hotel representative if the complimentary free airport pick-up would be available. Restrictions apply.

All payments for stay at the Park Town Hotel must be made prior to arrival at the hotel.

Saskatoon Business College will provide information on the number and schedule of all incoming international students to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Heath

SBC International Students Readiness Plan Updated with Health Recommendation March 1, 2021

Important Information if you feel ill/become sick

If you or any of your co-arriving family members become ill during the quarantine period, if you become symptomatic, use the online SK Assessment tool. Call the HealthLine at 811 and follow the directives of the health personnel.

Testing is available and recommended if you have unexplained new or worsening symptoms (even mild symptoms). Click on the link below for the SK Self-Assessment Tool and other information you will need to follow:
https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-self-assessment

Please call HealthLine by dialing 811 if you have questions regarding COVID-19 and your health. HealthLine 811 can help you with screening for COVID-19 to determine if a test is recommended for you and refer you for testing. All residents should be familiar with self-monitoring and self-isolation precautions, in order to keep you and those around you safe.

If you have questions about COVID-19, you can:

In addition to completing the SK Self-Assessment online and following the directives of the health representative from the HealthLine at 811, you are also required to call the college at 306-244-6333 and speak with the International Student Manager or the Admissions Officer. Email sbcprincipal@sbccollege.ca and cc the admissions officer at admissions@sbccollege.ca and inform them of any outbreak in the quarantine facility or if you or your co-arriving family member has a positive COVID-19 test.

Updated information on public outbreaks as well as other information related to COVID-www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.

Post-Entry to Canada:

  1. As of November 21, 2020, travellers who enter Canada by air, land or marine modes, unless exempted under conditions set out in the Mandatory Isolation Order, will also be required to submit information through ArriveCAN or by calling the 1-833-641-0343 toll-free number during their quarantine or isolation period.
  2. Travellers who don’t use ArriveCAN to submit their information before entering Canada will be required to call the 1-833-641-0343 toll-free number on a daily basis throughout their quarantine or isolation period to provide their post-border information. They will not be able to revert to using ArriveCAN.

Refer to this link for details: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2020/11/government-of-canada-announces-new-mandatory-requirements-for-travellers-to-canada.html

COVID-19 Reminders/Guidelines

SBC International Students Readiness Plan Updated with Health Recommendation March 1, 2021

 Social Stigma and Mitigation of Social Barriers Associated with COVID-19

“The current Covid-19 outbreak has provoked social stigma and discriminatory behaviors against people of certain ethnic backgrounds as well as anyone perceived to have been in contact with the virushttps://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/covid19-stigma-guide.pdf.

The college is dedicated to addressing any issue of racism, sexism, and ageism, or any other issues that affect our students. Related and updated information as well as strategic initiatives employed by the college to create an environment conducive of equality will be communicated to students via email as well as via our Blackboard Announcement portal. Check our SBC Student Day Planner & Procedures Guide for our Dispute Resolution Policy and Harassment/Bullying Policy. The Ministry of Advanced Educations, Universities and Private Vocational Schools in Saskatchewan also serve as our external mediator in matters of this nature, if the student feels the matter was not addressed to his/her satisfaction.

New international students are connected with other students with similar cultural background and language as well as cultural organizations in the City of Saskatoon to assist in the mentoring, transition, social integration, support process of students, enhancing their adaptability and success.

International students will be provided with the COVID-19 Stigma Guide published by the World Health Organization to assist them in identifying and dealing with stigma issues. See https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/covid19-stigma-guide.pdf

 24- Hour Student Support System

The college also has the Student Support Program that provides counselling and guidance to the students 24 –hours per day in various languages. Students are able to connect with counsellors (via telephone or Zoom) who are familiar with their language and cultures and uniqueness.

SBC International Students Readiness Plan Updated with Health Recommendation March 1, 2021

 POST QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS

 Saskatoon Business College will continue to offer the required support to all incoming students and their co-arriving family members during and after the 14-day mandatory quarantine period. The college understands that transition from one country to another during this pandemic can be difficult especially with associated stigmas of COVID-19. We are here to help you through this process.

The health and safety of our students is important. The college has both internal and external structures and programs to assist our students, including but not limited to mental health counselling, racism counselling, sexism counselling, ageism counselling, policies and procedures to mitigate any stigma associated with COVID-19, as well as any other social barrier stigma.

Virtual Orientation

All international students participate in a virtual orientation arranged for the first week of arrival in Canada. The virtual orientation is via the SBC Blackboard Collaborate System. Students are able to meet virtually with their admission and academic advisor, funding advisor, other staff members including the principal. Students will be introduced to the learning management system (actual demonstration given), policy manual and guidelines, class scheduling, and are taken through the college’s support structures/ systems. Students will also receive information on Canadian culture, immigration policy, their responsibilities as an international students, the application process for Saskatchewan Health card as well as learning more about the health system in the province, Canadian culture, integration strategies, and other related topics. In addition, the students will be introduced to the keep.meSAFE is a 24-hour support system for mental health and wellness, where a representative from the program will share information with students.

Health Card: Applying and Updating

International students and co-arriving family members can apply for the Saskatchewan Health. Students will be able to attend a virtual session to learn more of the Saskatchewan Health system. Topics that are covered will include the application process for the SK Health card, coverage of the SK Health card, updating and changing information, and other health related matters such as finding a family doctor.

Learn more about SK Health: https://www.ehealthsask.ca/residents/health-cards

Walk-in Clinics:

https://www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/locations_services/locations/Pages/Walk-in-Clinics.aspx

 Mental Health Support

Supporting the mental wellness of our students is an important element to their success. SBC offers the keep.meSAFE program to students. It is a 24-hour support system for mental health and wellness. Students will be introduced to this program during orientation. The program features free and confidential support anytime of the day or night (real-time & appointment based support). Students have access to counsellors that speak their language and understand their culture. There are different effective convenient ways to access support:

The keep.meSAFE program also covers free online resources that are accessible via their website as well as internally on the SBC announcement platform via the learning management system. These resources cover topics including dealing with anxiety, depression, managing stress, managing during the COVID-19 pandemic, among other topics.

In addition, the college hosts presentations on Managing Mental Health with the Canadian Mental Health Association – Saskatoon Branch. Students can learn more about these services and get additional information at https://saskatoon.cmha.ca/document-category/mental-health/

Learn more about the keep.meSAFE program, SBC International Students Readiness Plan Updated with Health Recommendation March 1, 2021

Student Services Department

Saskatoon Business College is passionate about the academic success of students and seeks to incorporate programs and other supporting activities for the holistic, equal, and inclusive development of the students. Students with disabilities and/ or requiring special learning accommodation can be reassured that they will be provided with the required learning accommodations that will enhance their success. Students requesting assistance can send an email in confidence to sbcprincipal@svccollege.ca

Academic, Life Skills Counselling, and Additional Individual Support

Not only does the Saskatoon Business College International Student Centre offer one-on-one academic and life skills counselling as well as a tutorial and orientation session, but all of the Saskatoon Business College instructors are also committed to assisting you with your academic needs.

Individual one-to-one virtual sessions can be arranged. Send an email Dr. Marcia Whittaker at sbcprincipal@sbccollege.ca or Petrice Miller admissions@sbccollege.ca

In addition, the  keep.meSAFE  program also offers academic and non-academic  individual support.

Conversation Circles are also available as well as introduction to community groups. During COVID-19 restrictions, these are virtual. These offer excellent opportunities to transition smoothly into college and the Saskatoon community as you learn about places to go and the Canadian culture. Speak with the International Student Advisor or the SBC Principal for contact details.

Questions about COVID-19 after your 14-day mandatory quarantine:
If you have questions about COVID-19, you can:

If you are feeling ill, complete the SK Self-Assessment online and following the directives of the health representative from the HealthLine at 811. In addition, you are also required to call the college at 306-244-6333 and speak with the International Student Manager or the Admissions Officer. Email sbcprincipal@sbccollege.ca and cc the admissions officer at admissions@sbccollege.ca and inform them of your illness (or your co-arriving family member), and if you/co-arriving family member has a positive COVID-19 test.

SBC will collaborate with SHA and public health to regarding outbreak within the quarantine facility and will be guided by the instructions/recommendations given both from the health and provincial authorities. The student and/or co-arriving family member must follow the directives of the health authority and abide by the health/provincial guidelines/recommendations.

During this time, the college will be in contact with the student and will offer support services in organizing food, medication, and other essential necessities. The college will liaise with health/provincial authorities to seek appropriate assistance/guidance regarding housing for isolation if/when required. It is the student’s responsibility to cover the related cost of purchasing and delivering these items, housing costs, etc.
Updated information on public outbreaks as well as other information related to COVID-19 www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.

The college will continue to provide communications of any outbreak as identified by public health via its internal announcement channel (Blackboard) as well as via email to all students. As an international student, you will be included in the internal emails/announcements/information.
SBC Reopen Plans

Students and co-arriving family members are required to read the SBC Reopen Plans and be familiar with the process/guidelines/recommendations as well as any updates from province/health authorities. These plans/guidelines/recommendations will remain in place as long as indicated by the province/health authorities.

International students are required to follow the guidelines in the SBC Reopen Plans. Each international student will be contacted to determine what assistance, if any, is required should an outbreak occur. Remember, the college will follow the directives, guidelines and recommendations from provincial/health authorities.

Download and print a copy of SBC’s International Student Readiness Plan.
Click here.

SBC International Team

Updated March 1, 2021

Learn at your own pace as you earn a credit towards your SBC diploma.

Current students may log in to SBC Blackboard.

Register Online using the form below or download the SBC Online Course Registration form.

PAYMENT

Payment can be made by post-dated cheque made out to “Saskatoon Business College”, or by credit card online, by phone, or in person. You may also pay by debit in person. Payment is only collected once the course is confirmed to run, usually 5-10 business days before the course is scheduled to start.

COMPLETION

Students are awarded certificates of completion upon fulfilling course requirements. Completed courses may be used as credit towards an SBC diploma. See SBC Diploma Programs or Meet with an Advisor for more information.

HOURS PER WEEK

The workload in each course will vary and will depend on the complexity of the material, as well as individual student and their work habits and familiarity with the content. However, most students require 3—6 hours of study per week for the entry level courses, and 5—8 hours of study per week for courses that have prerequisites.

TEXTBOOKS

Students living in and around Saskatoon will be required to pick up their textbooks in person.

Students who are not able to collect their textbooks from SBC will receive ebooks and other digital learning tools. If these resources are not available, students are required to pay the cost of shipping their textbooks.

CANCELLATION

SBC reserves the right to cancel a class if minimum number of registrations are not met. If classes are cancelled due to insufficient enrollment numbers, registrants are entitled to 100% refund of their tuition and books/supplies fees.

REFUND POLICY

Cancellation after SBC has confirmed the class start day and/or the applicant has logged in to Blackboard on the first day, SBC will retain full tuition and textbook/supplies fees.

KEYBOARDING

Next Start dates: January 15, 2021, April 15, 2021, September 15, 2021

Duration: 4 weeks.

Type of Instruction: Online

Contact: Saskatoon Business College at 306-244-6333 or email the Online Classes Registrar

Cost: $450 (including taxes and software)

Gain knowledge and skill with touch keyboarding. Train to type approximately 25 words per minute (wpm) with reasonable accuracy.

*May be used as credit towards full-time diploma program. Please see program advisor for details about wpm requirements for graduation with diploma.

COMMUNICATIONS (211)

Next Start dates: September 15, 2020

Duration: 6 weeks.

Type of Instruction: Online

Contact: Saskatoon Business College at 306-244-6333 or email the Online Classes Registrar

Cost: $550 (including taxes and textbooks)

Students will enhance their business vocabulary through review of synonyms, commonly confused words, plural nouns, and possessive nouns.

*May be used as credit towards full-time diploma program.

RECORDS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (522)

Next Start date:  October 6, 2020

Duration: 6 weeks.

Type of Instruction: Online

Contact: Saskatoon Business College at 306-244-6333 or email the Online Classes Registrar

Cost: $550 (including taxes and textbooks)

The Records Management course is designed to provide instruction and practice in indexing, coding, and cross-referencing records using alphabetic indexing rules. Emphasis will be placed on alphabetic systems, subject, geographic, and numeric filing. Students will review records retention and transfer, control of requisitions and charge-outs, and selection of supplies and equipment. Students are introduced to using a computer database to apply records management principles. Electronic records, image records, and establishing a records and information management program are also discussed. 

*May be used as credit towards full-time diploma program.

MICROSOFT WORD (672)

Next Start dates: September 15, 2020

Duration: 16 weeks.

Type of Instruction: Online

Contact: Saskatoon Business College at 306-244-6333 or email the Online Classes Registrar

Cost: $700 (including taxes and textbooks)

Prerequisite: Microsoft Word software

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have gained knowledge of Microsoft Word 2016 functions and will be able to create a variety of business documents. Students will also continue to build keyboarding speed and accuracy. 

*May be used as credit towards full-time diploma program.

MEDICAL ANATOMY AND TERMINOLOGY (912)

Next Start date: October 6, 2020

Duration: 16 weeks.

Type of Instruction: Online

Contact: Saskatoon Business College at 306-244-6333 or email the Online Classes Registrar

Cost: $700 (including taxes and textbooks)

Study medical terminology, anatomy, and pathological conditions as related to biological systems.

This class is designed to serve as a foundation to both clerical (medical computer documentation, medical communication, medical voice transcription, etc.) and clinical (tests, procedures and communication associated with such tests/procedures typically performed in medical offices) skills.

*May be used as credit towards full-time diploma program.

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES (914)

Next Start dates: September 15, 2020

Duration: 6 weeks.

Type of Instruction: Online

Contact: Saskatoon Business College at 306-244-6333 or email the Online Classes Registrar

Cost: $550 (including taxes; there is no textbook for this course)

The Medical Administrative Procedures course is designed to introduce students/workers to the administrative duties and procedures performed in a medical office/hospital setting such as:

  • Reception, and telephone techniques
  • Booking and managing appointments
  • Clinical responsibilities
  • Mail processing, office correspondence, filing
  • Patient records management and confidentiality
  • Creating and maintaining a professional and welcoming office environment.

*May be used as credit towards full-time diploma program.

MEDICAL CLINICAL PROCEDURES (925) – THEORY

Next Start dates:  September 15, 2020

Duration: 6 weeks.

Type of Instruction: Online 

Contact: Saskatoon Business College at 306-244-6333 or email the Online Classes Registrar

Cost: $550 (including taxes; there is no textbook for this course)

Understand the administrative and clinical procedures of a primary health care facility.

*May be used as credit towards full-time diploma program.

LABS:

Medical Clinical Procedures 926 (Lab)

Start date: Can only be completed after the Medical Clinical Procedures 925 – Theory course

Duration: Contact SBC for details

Type of Instruction: In Class (SBC Campus) 

Contact: Saskatoon Business College at 306-244-6333 or email the Online Classes Registrar

Cost: Contact SBC for details  

Medical Clinical Procedures 929 (Lab – ECG Procedures)

Start date: Can only be completed after the Medical Clinical Procedures 925 – Theory course

Duration: Contact SBC for details

Type of Instruction: In Class (SBC Campus) 

Contact: Saskatoon Business College at 306-244-6333 or email the Online Classes Registrar

Cost: Contact SBC for details  

UNIT ASSISTANT PROCEDURES (950)

Next Start dates:  January 15, 2021, April 15, 2021, September 15, 2021

Duration: 6 weeks.

Prerequisite: Ability to film and upload a short video to the Blackboard Learn software (instructions will be provided).

Type of Instruction: Online and In Class (SBC Campus)

Contact: Saskatoon Business College at 306-244-6333 or email the Online Classes Registrar

Cost: $550 (including taxes; there is no textbook for this course)

Understand the duties of the Unit Assistant, including ordering and stocking of supplies, and assisting patients to appointments within the hospital.

*May be used as credit towards full-time diploma program

ACCOUNTING / BOOKKEEPING (411)

Next Start dates:  April 15, 2021, September 15, 2021

Duration: 12 weeks.

Type of Instruction: Online

Contact: Saskatoon Business College at 306-244-6333 or email the Online Classes Registrar

Cost: $600 (including taxes and textbook)

The Accounting/Bookkeeping course is designed to provide valuable knowledge and experience in keeping a set of books for a small business or large corporation. Students will learn the mechanics of recording transactions on a daily basis using different journals; preparing financial statements/reports, bank reconciliation, petty cash, and payroll. Students will also learn how to analyze financial activities to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the company’s books.

*May be used as credit towards full-time diploma credit with Saskatoon Business College.

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (412)

Next Start date: April 15, 2021, September 15, 2021

Duration: 16 weeks

Type of Instruction: Online

Contact: Saskatoon Business College at 306-244-6333 or email the Online Classes Registrar

Cost: $700 (including taxes and textbook)

Introductory financial accounting that includes transaction analysis, financial statement, preparation, payroll, journal entries, record transactions; GAAP (Generally accepted accounting principles).

*May be used as credit towards full-time diploma program.

MICRO/MACRO ECONOMICS (517)

Next Start dates:  April 15, 2021, September 15, 2021

Duration: 16 weeks.

Type of Instruction: Online

Contact: Saskatoon Business College at 306-244-6333 or email the Online Classes Registrar

Cost: $700 

Study economics at the introductory level.

Learn microeconomic concepts such as economic activity of individual units (households, firms, industries), in order to understand choices made and their impact on the market economy.

Macroeconomic concepts include national income accounting, gross domestic product, interest, investment, money, banking, trade, balance of payments, and foreign exchange.

*May be used as credit towards full-time diploma program.

PAYROLL ADMINISTRATION FUNDAMENTALS (530)

Next Start dates: April 15, 2021, September 15, 2021

Duration: 6 weeks.

Type of Instruction: Online

Contact: Saskatoon Business College at 306-244-6333 or email the Online Classes Registrar

Cost: $550 (including taxes and textbook)

This course provides an overview of Canadian payroll administration. Successful candidates will have a general knowledge of the subject and will be able to adequately perform the payroll function accurately and timely.

*May be used as credit towards full-time diploma program

MATHEMATICS (311)

Next Start dates: April 15, 2021, September 15, 2021

Duration: 6 weeks

Type of Instruction: Online

Contact: Saskatoon Business College at 306-244-6333 or email the Online Classes Registrar

Cost: $550 (including taxes and textbook)

Solve and prove basic business problems. Calculate interest, taxes, commissions, insurance premiums, foreign exchanges, and profit percentage.

*May be used as credit towards full-time diploma program.

MATHEMATICS OF FINANCE (312)

Next Start dates: April 15, 2021, September 15, 2021

Duration: 12 weeks

Type of Instruction: Online

Contact: Saskatoon Business College at 306-244-6333 or email the Online Classes Registrar

Cost: $600 (including taxes and textbook)

Prerequisite: Math 311 (SBC) OR Math 30/Math 12

Increase skill and knowledge of practical financial and operation problems faced in running a business by engaging in algebraic manipulation, linear systems and their application to solving word problems, discounts of various kinds, simple interest, translating word problems into equation form, and estimating the appropriateness of a problem solution.

*May be used as credit towards full-time diploma program.

PERSONAL FINANCE (314)

Start date: Ongoing

Duration: 6 weeks.

Type of Instruction: Online and self-directed

Contact: Saskatoon Business College at 306-244-6333 or email the Online Classes Registrar

Cost: $150 (including taxes)

EnRICHed Academy is the first of its kind video-based educational program specifically designed to teach students how to earn, save, invest (through stocks & Real Estate), master credit and their careers in a way that is totally entertaining and completely easy to absorb. 

*May be used as credit towards full-time diploma program. 

Each of the computer applications class is 4 weeks in length/20 hours

Special rates if a student takes more than one computer application course. Speak with SBC

Outlook (2016):

Cost $550

Outlook is utilized in many offices today to better organize daily routines of one, or many employees. This introductory course will give you the tools you need to go into the work force and be able to keep track of emails, calendars & appointments, contacts, and tasks. You will learn how to create and setup options for emails, calendars & appointments, contacts, and finally work with tasks.


Excel (2016) Level 1: Introductory

Cost $550

The course objective is to develop the knowledge, skills, and proficiency you need to build and work with a basic spreadsheet, and to design different types of charts to capture your work/data. You will build competence in using many of the powerful Excel® features that allow you to have total control in manipulating numeric data. You will also learn how to make a spreadsheet presentable for business using various formatting techniques, and then print out your results.


Excel (2016) Level 2: Advanced

Cost $550

In this course you will learn some of the advanced features available in Microsoft Excel. You will work with financial functions, data tables, & amortization schedules. You will learn how to work with multiple workbooks and worksheets, as well as learn how to create, sort & query a data table. By the end of the class, you will build your knowledge, skills, and confidence when working with any of the advanced Excel 2016 features.


Access (2016)

Cost $550

Students will develop the knowledge and competency to be able to understand and implement a basic Access® database. You will be taught how to develop a database project from its inception through to its basic completion. During this class students will learn how to design and implement tables, forms, and reports. They will also learn how to find any record by utilizing queries.


PowerPoint (2016)

Cost $550

Upon the completion of this class, the student will be proficient in creating, maintaining and presenting a PowerPoint presentation A student will discover how to create a new presentation and add various types of slides, slide backgrounds as well as the use of placeholders. Both the manipulation of text and graphics will be shown as well as how to have one compliment the other. The automation of objects will be presented as well as the transition of slides. Students will be able to insert both sound and movie clips into their presentations.