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Established in 1916, SAIT in Calgary, Canada is a global leader in applied education and offers 100+ career programs, 1,300+ continuing education courses and corporate training courses to more than 200 companies annually. Hands-on learning in unique labs and classrooms, solution-focused research and enterprising collaborations with industry partners ensure SAIT students are career-ready when they graduate.

Areas of Expertise

SAIT students study within eight academic schools — Business, Construction, Energy, Health and Public Safety, Hospitality and Tourism, Information and Communications Technologies, Manufacturing and Automation and Transportation.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:Lowest: $3,200Highest: $4,856

Two modern high rises boast four different floor plans, including one bedroom apartments; four bedroom shared quads; two bedroom units and studio suites. The facilities are equipped with recreation/study lounges, on-site laundry facilities, and 24-hour security. SAIT Residence offers fully furnished student units and individual liability leases with all utilities (local phone, internet, cable, heat, electricity, water) included.

Off Campus Housing

SAIT offers a homestay program for international students who would like to live with a Canadian family. The homestay program offers safe and cost effective accommodation for approximately $750.00 per month. The student is provided with his/her own room that includes a bed and clothing storage. He/she also has access to the common areas and study spaces of the house and eats meals with the family, participates in family activities and helps with small household chores. Living with a host family assists the student to become familiar with Calgary and Canadian culture and with learning conversational English.

Incoming Students

SAIT boasts some of the finest student facilities in any post-secondary institute. Our recently completed expansion has created a campus with character, beauty, and cutting edge facilities. SAIT’s recreational amenities are top notch with a wide array of athletic venues from a gymnasium to racquet sport courts, a 35 metre swimming pool, a hockey arena, weight rooms, and a new soccer field. SAIT has two technologically advanced residences for students, which provide housing for approximately 1,170 students. All SAIT engineering departments offer research and experimental testing facilities equipped with current scientific equipment. Distinguished laboratory facilities include a fluid mechanics lab, an automated systems engineering technology lab, and computer aided design lab. SAIT students benefit from the Institute’s partnership agreements with business and industry. The cooperation with many leading companies has helped SAIT establish ten world class centres of technology and development. These centres are visible symbols of our reputation as an industry driven institute of advanced technology, and ensure our graduates gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the workplace. All students have Internet and e-mail access. Other facilities include state of the art computer labs, technology labs, seminar rooms, a Corporate Training Centre, and a Learning Skills Centre.

Career Planning

Workshops on career planning are scheduled regularly and cover topics such as employment trends, research methods, and steps to career decision making. The cost of the two hour workshop is $15.00. SAIT hosts and coordinates a Job Fair every year, which consists of over 100 companies that come to SAIT to recruit our students and graduates.


For the recreational athlete, the SAIT Recreation department coordinates numerous hours of Intramural sporting activities on campus throughout the year for students. The Intramural program is open to all full-time SAIT and ACAD students and SAIT Apprentice students with a valid Wellness Centre membership.


The Campus Centre offers comprehensive facilities for athletics and physical recreation, it houses a theatre, social lounges, social games, music, and student executive offices. Crafts, games, music, and meeting rooms are located throughout SAIT.


SAIT's clubs include a student government, departmental clubs, and special interest groups.

Information Technology

A full service library including a large computer lab is available to students.


There are many social and cultural student organizations meeting on campus including a Multicultural and International Students' Centre.

Special Services

For a complete description of the services available at SAIT for students with disabilities including an assessment service, please phone the Counselor for Students with Disabilities at (403) 284-8125. Professional counselors are available to help SAIT students with a broad range of educational, career, and personal concerns that may interfere with their academic success. Spiritual care, provided by the campus chaplains, is available to help you explore your questions.

Affiliated Institutions

The school is affiliated with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and the NAIT.

International Involvement

SAIT has been involved in the delivery of education and training in the international marketplace since 1984. Currently, SAIT is delivering custom designed programs in telecommunications technology in Thailand and Mexico, heavy equipment operation and business practices in Russia, and petroleum operations in Nigeria. In 1995, SAIT commenced a program in industrial coating applications in China. Recently, SAIT has completed programs in culinary science in Japan, petroleum and instrumentation for Libyan clients, and chemical operations for the UAE. During 1994-1995, SAIT began recruiting international candidates for its diploma programs on a cost recovery basis.

Campus Tour

Customer Services at SAIT arranges tours of SAIT's facilities per monthly basis. There are also specific tours on request.


Student Services include personal and career counseling, student employment services, a Health Centre, a Learning Skills Centre for tutoring, and a bookstore.

Modified on May 28, 2019