International students are very welcome at St Peter’s College and the University of Saskatchewan.  Students will require a study permit issued by Canada Customs and Immigration. See for more information http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/guides/5269E.PDF 

In order to attend St. Peter's College you must apply to St. Peter's College and the University of Saskatchewan.  Your acceptance to St. Peter's College is dependent on your acceptance to the University of Saskatchewan.  

In general, international applicants must be qualified to enter university in their home country. Specific subjects are required for some areas of study at St. Peter’s College and the University of Saskatchewan.  The minimum academic average required is “C” (satisfactory performance range); however, higher averages may be required for some programs.

St. Peter's College provides support to international students through services, programs and activities, while promoting cross-cultural understanding within the College and the surrounding community.  Whether you want to practice your English skills, learn about our country, or simply have a chat, St. Peter's College offers this and more.

SPC offers the following services to international students:

  • Pre-arrival information
  • Airport reception services
  • Assistance with applying for Saskatchewan Health card
  • General advice on immigration matters, health insurance, travel, accommodation, personal matters, finance and other issues that affect a student's status in Canada
  • English-language support
  • Advice and application forms for renewal of work and study permits
  • Access to fax machine

For assistance or to inform us of your arrival plans please contact Student Services.

You may be required to produce the following documents on your arrival at the Canadian port of entry:

  • Study Permit or letter of intent;(CIC - information on study permits)
  • passport, with Canadian visa where required;
  • original letter or copy of acceptance from the University of Saskatchewan;
  • evidence of financial support; and
  • a list of any items that you are sending separately (i.e. not cleared personally on your date of arrival).

Your Study Permit, passport, letter of acceptance, and proof of financial support should all be returned to you. Make sure the Canadian immigration officer signs the form, has you sign the form and puts an entry stamp in your passport.

Please note the following:

  • Under no circumstances should you leave for Canada without a valid Study Permit (CIC - Applying for a Study Permit outside of Canada (PDF)) or letter of intent (and visa where required) and all the necessary documents to obtain the permit (and visa). It is difficult to change from a visitor to student status after you have entered Canada.
  • Students who have been studying at a secondary school or other university or college in Canada must ensure that their Study Permit is valid for the University of Saskatchewan before attending lectures.
  • Dependents of international students do not need to provide a letter of acceptance from the school or proof of financial ability.
  • Some graduate students will have been admitted without having met the TOEFL (or equivalent) requirement of 213 (computer-based) or 550 (paper-based) or higher with the restriction that this requirement will have to be met before they are allowed to register. We strongly urge such students to take the TOEFL and meet the required score before leaving for Canada.  Students who prepare for the TOEFL in Canada must pay their expenses themselves.

Immigration Support

St. Peter's College and partners, such as the University of Saskatchewan, will help you with immigration matters. 

Canadian immigration links have been listed for you on this page.  Additional information about meeting Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) requirements can be found in the CIC Information Guide.

Immigration Links

CIC - Information on Study Permits

CIC - On-line application form for a Study Permit (PDF)

CIC - Document Check List for a Study Permit (PDF)

CIC - Applying for a Work Permit-Student Guide

CIC - List of Countries needing a Visitor Visa to enter Canada

CIC - Document Checklist for Temporary Resident Visa (PDF)

CIC - Medical Examination Requirements

CIC - Designated Country/Territory List for medical examination

CIC - Applying to Change Conditions or Renew your permit in Canada

CIC - Fee Schedule for Citizenship and Immigration Services

Canadian Immigration Act and Regulations

Inform us about your arrival

Help us prepare for your arrival! Notify us at least two weeks before your departure.  We require information such as name, address, University of Saskatchewan Student Number and Flight Arrival Information. 

To help you with your journey and transition to your new life, St. Peter's College provides a reception service to all newly arriving international students who are attending St. Peter's College and are arriving in Regina or Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) operates an international student reception service at the VancouverToronto and Halifax airports. Their reception desk is usually located in the immigration area from mid-August to mid-September. If you go to this booth, you should be able to receive assistance and answers to your questions.

From mid-August to early September, the University of Saskatchewan will have a kiosk at the airport where you will be greeted and provided with assistance. Look for the Saskatoon Shinesbooth on the arrival level of the airport. A St. Peter's College representative will be there to assist you and answer any questions you may have.

If you need assistance or are facing an emergency situation, please contact Student Services.

Students who plan to begin their studies in January should be aware that the College is closed from December 24 to January 2 - our Christmas and New Year holidays.  Students need to contact us with their arrival information before December 15.

Transportation

If you advise us of your arrival time St. Peter's College will take care of your travel to the College.  Please tell us when you're arriving at least 10 days in advance of your arrival date.  The drive will be just over 1 hour from Saskatoon.

Once You're Here

Soon after your arrival, be sure to visit the Student Services Office for help with:

  • Health coverage (bring your passport)
  • Orientation packages and information

In addition to visiting Student Services, make sure to:

  • Make sure your registration is in order
  • Pay your tuition fees through the Finance Officer
  • Attend Orientation
  • Open up a bank account
  • Set up a budget
  • Hook up a phone
  • Join a club
  • Establish an exercise program
  • Find a place to worship-church, mosque, temple

Links

You will find useful links to other organizations and government agencies on the appropriate pages throughout this website. Following are a few frequently used links:

The College is nestled on 500 scenic acres of mixed forest and organic farmlands in east-central Saskatchewan, Canada. St. Peter's is located approximately 1 hour east of the City of Saskatoon on the edge of the Village of Muenster. The College is surrounded by many small communities in a rural setting. The nearest city, Humboldt, population 5700, is only 9 kilometres away.

Muenster has four distinct seasons, with the temperature rising or falling dramatically between summer and winter. Temperatures range from +30°C to -40°C. Saskatchewan is very sunny and there are many beautiful sunshine filled days in Muenster. The weather in Muenster can be very unpredictable—with dramatic fluctuations possible in the temperature during the same day. It is advisable that you check the weather forecast every day before going outside to ensure you are wearing appropriate clothing.  Source: World Climate

The Village of Muenster has a full range of services such as a bank, grocery store, school, post office, bus depot, hotel with a bar.  Sports are an important part of Muenster the home of the Muenster Red Sox, a Senior Baseball team. The Red Sox played in the North Central Baseball League from 1964-2003 and have since played in the Saskatoon Senior League. The community is also active in hockey, soccer, and curling, as well as, various other sports and recreational organizations.

The City of Humboldt has clothing, grocery and drug stores, a wide variety of restaurants, fast food outlets, a full service hospital, medical clinic, movie theatre, fitness centres, indoor swimming pool, hockey arena, curling rink, golf course, baseball diamonds, hotels, car dealerships, and much, much more.

International students may drive in Saskatchewan for the period during which they are students if:

  • they are non-residents temporarily in Saskatchewan for the purpose of attending an educational institution;
  • they hold a valid Study Permit and are registered full-time, and
  • they carry with them a valid licence from their home country. (Note: The license must be for the class of vehicle the student intends to drive—i.e. someone with a license to operate a car may not operate a motorcycle or commercial truck unless another class of license is obtained.

Please see Saskatchewan Government Insurance to determine whether you can drive in Canada.

Medical insurance is important for your health and wellbeing.  International students who come to Canada directly from another country are eligible to receive coverage starting the day they arrive in Saskatchewan. To receive coverage, you must apply to be registered with Saskatchewan Health. Application forms are available at the Front Office, or you can download them from Saskatchewan Health.

The language of instruction at St. Peter‘s College and the University of Saskatchewan is English. All applicants whose first language is not English must present evidence of English proficiency.   Please see The University of Saskatchewan's Admission pages for more details.

Applicants require one (1) of the following:

    1. 2.5 years of full-time attendance at a Canadian or U.S. high school (or at an institution where English is the language of instruction and examination)1 including:   
      • complete secondary-level standing
      • successful consecutive completion of English Language Arts subjects in Grades 11 and 12, and
      • a final mark of at least 70% in each Grade 12 English Language Arts (A30 and B30 or equivalents).2
1 If completion of secondary standing occurred more than five years ago, additional proof of English proficiency may be required.
2 Students who have exactly two years of full-time attendance will be considered if they achieve a final mark of at least 80% in each Grade 12 English Language Arts (A30 and B30 or equivalents).

    1. Successful completion of at least 18 credit units of transferable university-level courses where English is the official language of instruction and examination is sufficient proof of proficiency2. The post-secondary institution must declare English to be the primary language of instruction and examination throughout the institution, not just in select departments.
2 If post-secondary study occurred more than five years ago, additional proof of English proficiency may be required.

    1. Successful completion of either: 
      • Level UP2: High-Advanced Academic English offered by the U of S Language Centre or
      • English as a Second Language (ESL 050) program offered by the University of Regina.

  1. Completion an English Proficiency Test to meet the standards below.  Test scores must be forwarded by the testing centre directly to International Admissions no later than the deadline for receipt of documents.
TOEFL (institutional TOEFL not accepted)
Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • Internet Based: 80
    With minimum individual scores of 
    1. Reading: 19 
    2. Listening: 19 
    3. Speaking: 18 
    4. Writing: 18

  • Paper Based: 550
IELTS 
International English Language Testing System
  • Band Score: 6.5
CanTEST 
Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees
  • Listening & Reading: 4.5 Average
  • Writing: 4.0
CAEL 
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment
  • 60
MELAB 
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery
  • 85
CPE
Cambridge Proficiency in English
  • Grade C

 

Please contact St. Peter's College Student Services for help prior to applying. 

Resources:

1 - International Student Information - Table of Contents 3.1 (e1) - Student Community Discount Offer List  3.3(b)i - St. Peter's College Tuition 3.3(e,f) - Arts & Science College Level Policies 
1 - St. Peter's College Letter to Accompany ISP Application 3.1 (e2) - Community Connections 3.3(c) - Policy on Admission to Degree Programs 3.3(g) - Adding & Dropping Classes and Deadlines
1 - St. Peter's College Revised Application for ISP Designation 3.1(f) - References to Citizenship and Imigration Study Section  3.3(c1) Grade Minimum Require Academic Standing Info 3.3(g1) - Study Permits and Visa, Work, Enrollment Status
1 - St. Peter's College Application for Designation Student Program Checklist  3.1(g) - Policies and Procedures Against Harrassment, Discrimination, and Violence 3.3(d) Undergrad English Proficiency Requirements 3.3(h) - Information about Scholarships for International Students
3.1 - Accomodations and Arrival in Saskatchewan 3.1(g1) - Conflict Resolution Policy (Student Appeals) 3.3(e&f1) - Policy on Student Appeals of Evaluation, Grading and Academic Standing  3.3(h1) - Scholarships & Awards Descriptions 
3.1(a) - St. Peter's College Residence Policy 3.1(g2) - Policy Against Discrimination 3.3(e&f2) - Procedures for Student Appeals on Academic Matters 3.3(h2) - Scholarships & Awards Descriptions
3.1(b,c) - Mental Health Supports 3.2 - Contact Information of International Student Advisors 3.3(e&f3) - Evaluation Criteria 3.3(i) - Institutional Designation Revocation Process
3.1(d) - Academic and Life Skills Counselling 3.3 - Application Steps for St. Peter's College Students 3.3(e&f4) - Regulations on Student Academic Misconduct 3.3(i1) - Student UofS International Student Study Permit Revocation Advisors & Supervisors
3.1(di) - Academic and Life Skills Counselling at the U of S 3.3(a) - Undergrad Steps To Apply to U of S for St. Peter's College Students 3.3(e&f6) - Undergrad (Arts&Science) RTD Procdedures (For Reference) 3.4 - Management of University Records
3.1(e) - Information and Community Connections  3.3(b) - Adding and Droping Classes and Deadlines 3.3(e&f7) - RTD Information 3.5 - St. Peter's College Program Guide