Our support services

The International Centre at SAIT will assist you with the following:

🛬 Arriving in Canada:

  • Securing your study permit
  • Virtual webinars on getting your Temporary Resident Visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (TRV or eTA)
  • Pre-departure assistance
  • Airport welcome
  • Upon arrival assistance - how to adjust to living in Calgary

📚 Adapting to student life:

  • International student orientation
  • Academic readiness
  • Educational tours, workshops and tutorials
  • Volunteer experiences within SAIT
  • A variety of social and cultural activities
  • Mental health support
  • Finances, work and life balance planning, career advancement

🇨🇦 Navigating life in Canada:

  • Working as an international student and travelling during your studies
  • Information on Alberta Health Care
  • Information on support organizations in Canada
  • Cultural counselling
  • Weekly newsletters
  • Virtual workshops on study and life skills in Canada

🎓 Post-graduation advising:

  • Workshops on post-graduate work permits (PGWP)
  • Webinars on permanent residency pathways
  • Work placement opportunities
  • Alumni events

Location and hours of operation

The International Centre Office is only open to current and future students requiring in-person services.

Visit us in Heritage Hall, room AA206, SAIT Main Campus.

Mailing address:
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
International Centre
1301 - 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2M 0L4

We will continue providing virtual and online support for any other visitors, agents and potential students.

All hours are in Mountain Time (MT).

Day Hours
Monday - Friday* 8 am - 4:30 pm MT
Saturday & Sunday Closed

*We are closed on Canadian statutory holidays.  

Book an appointment

If you are an international student currently enrolled in a SAIT program or an international student interested in applying to a program at SAIT, please book an appointment with us online. 

Future international students: book appointment Current international students: book appointment
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Partnership Institutions

Are you an international institution looking to partner with SAIT? Please contact us by completing the following form. 

Contact us

International Centre

AA206, Heritage Hall, SAIT Main Campus

1.403.284.8852 international@sait.ca

Monday - Friday | 8 am - 4:30 pm

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SAIT is located on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7 which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney.

We are situated in an area the Blackfoot tribes traditionally called Moh’kinsstis, where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. We now call it the city of Calgary, which is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.