SBC International Student FAQ

It is located at Saskatoon Business College. Contact the SBC International Student Advisor for more details.

September, October, January, and March. For the next start date for your program of choice, speak to an advisor.

If you are not already in Canada, it is wise to apply no later than five months before your intended start date. This will give you plenty of time to complete all the required documentation and make travel and accommodation arrangements.

Yes.  This is a requirement for submission to both Saskatoon Business College and the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS).  Both the original and notarized translation is required.

No.  We do not have a student residence. Please refer to SBC Connect for more information.

Yes.  You will be able to work while you are a student.  International students are entitled to work up to twenty (20) hours per week during their full-time studies, and may work as many hours as they wish during scheduled school breaks.

Successful SBC graduates who choose the optional four month practicum may increase their chance of approval in obtaining a post-graduate work permit, but as such, SBC does not guarantee post-graduate work permits. Check Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada for more information.

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has approved SBC as a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). The college is not eligible for the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program (PGWPP). For more information about the post-graduate work permit process, please visit IRCC – Post Graduate Work Permit Program.

If you are considering becoming a Permanent Resident or a Canadian Citizen, check  Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada for more information.

You will have several options:
  • Speak to the SBC International Student Advisor by appointment.
  • Request a tutor
  • Make an appointment to work with your teacher after classes.  Instructors are available to assist Monday to Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and later by appointment.

For information about health insurance in Saskatchewan, visit Saskatchewan Healthcare.

Depending on your budget, you can expect your expenses for accommodation, food, clothing, and transportation to be approximately $1,500 each month.

As Saskatoon experiences a wide range of temperatures, you will require a variety of clothing.

In the summer, very lightweight clothing and sandals are common, but in the spring and fall, a light jacket with closed shoes is a good idea. 

Winter will bring snow (sometimes lots of it) and ice with temperatures that drop into the -20s and -30s.  During this time, you will want to bundle up with warm hats, warm winter jackets, boots and mitts.