SAIT partners with BorderPass to streamline study permit processing for international students

Published: May 7, 2024

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The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) is working with BorderPass to make it easier for international students to navigate the study permit process with a new partnership.

This partnership will enable new international students at SAIT to access a trusted online platform that will offer complementary services to those provided by SAIT's International Centre.

The primary goal of this partnership is to support international students from the time they arrive in Canada to beyond their graduation from SAIT.

In other words, this partnership will facilitate a platform that assists students on their entire journey to SAIT and beyond, from the time they receive their letter of acceptance to when they seek out post-graduation employment.

Using tools and resources designed to help track study permit progress, assist them with visa applications, and provide them access to early planning tools for settlement, new international students will receive access to a variety of helpful BorderPass services while actively enrolled at SAIT.


Specifically, the BorderPass services that SAIT-enrolled students may benefit from include:

  • Study permit application preparation, review, and filing services through BorderPass with support from Canadian immigration lawyers;
  • Notifications of key dates, continuous monitoring, and management of visas and immigration documentation in BorderPass’ Document Vault to help ensure compliance;
  • Access to professional legal immigration experts, including one-on-one consultations and email/chat support with prompt response times;
  • Guidance, tips, and visibility on permanent residency pathways and relevant employment outcomes through the platform; and
  • Essential services for newcomers including social insurance number registration, high-level tax advising, and additional support through a network of trusted providers.

To read more about this partnership, click here.

About SAIT

SAIT, whose School of Business was ranked in the top 50 (#49) of CEOWORLD Magazine’s Best Business Schools in the World for 2024, is a first-of-its-kind technical school in Calgary, Alberta.

With over 108 years of academic excellence (and counting), SAIT was established in 1916 and has become a global leader in applied education and research.

SAIT is also home to six dedicated, award-winning areas of research, with the capacity for new and emerging research as well. At SAIT, curriculum and research priorities are developed through industry partnerships to ensure graduates have the skills and knowledge required to fulfill the demand for talent.

With one main campus serving nearly 40,000 students every year, SAIT’s diverse array of programs provide students with a variety of educational programs, all designed to prepare them for a future in both the Canadian and global workforce.

Note: SAIT’s programs offer a variety of academic awards including certificates, diplomas, post-diplomas, apprenticeships and applied degrees, baccalaureate degrees, and corporate training alongside more than 1,000 continuing education courses.


Other SAIT achievements

On top of being recognized for the excellence of SAIT’s School of Business, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology has been hailed as:

  • One of the Top 50 Research Colleges in Canada for 2023
  • One of the Top 15 best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools in the World for 2024 according to CEOWORLD Magazine*

*SAIT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism placed #14 on CEOWORLD Magazine’s 2024 list

 About BorderPass

BorderPass is renowned for being a trusted, transparent, and innovative platform for international students in Canada, unique in the way that it is guided by leading Canadian immigration lawyers.

BorderPass is also known for the measures it puts in place to provide students with additional protection against fraud, ensuring that all international student users can feel safe and secure as they plan to study abroad.

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