Domestic students 

SAIT's Student's Association (Saitsa) provides an affordable benefit plan designed to help full-time domestic students attending SAIT. All full-time students in regular credit programs automatically enroll in the student health and dental plan.

Students with existing coverage can opt out of the health and/or dental plan before each year's deadline. Health and dental opt-out credits will be first applied to any applicable outstanding balance or future registration charges before being eligible for a refund at the end of the academic term.

It’s also possible to add dependents to the plan before the deadline. 

For more information about your student health and dental plan, visit or email This plan does not cover doctor's visits.

International students 

All international students who study in Canada are required to have health insurance.

Without adequate medical insurance, you will have to pay the total cost of any medical treatments, which can be very expensive.

Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP)

International students with a 12-month study permit (valid for an Alberta educational institute) who will reside in Alberta for 12 months or more can apply for Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP).

If you are under 18, you must be added to the AHCIP account of a custodian. 

If you do not have a legal custodian, you are not eligible for AHCIP until you turn 18 to apply for yourself.

You are strongly recommended to have alternative health coverage from commercial insurance in Alberta or travel Insurance from your home country to ensure you are always covered.

Saitsa Student Health and Dental Plan

On top of AHCIP, the Saitsa health and dental plan provides additional coverage for day-to-day needs, including prescription drugs, counselling, select dental services, massage therapy, and more.

This comprehensive insurance plan is designed to secure your health and financial well-being from possible medical emergency treatment costs while you're pursuing your education. 

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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.