Top up your prior education and experience with in-demand professional skills for a career and life in Canada.

As part of our portfolio of non-credit education and training solutions, SAIT Continuing Education (“Con Ed”) and Professional Studies offers the Professional Certificate Program for International Students. We deliver five different, one-year professional certificate training programs designed for eligible international adult learners to gain in-demand skills.

We offer:

  • Construction Management
  • Data Science
  • Product Management
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Globally informed and locally driven, all our professional certificate training programs are classroom-based and conducted in person at SAIT's main campus in Calgary, Alberta. Our training delivers a valuable Canadian hands-on learning experience designed to help you get job-ready to advance your immediate professional career and employment goals in Canada.

Here’s how:

  • Choose to complete one or (optionally) more than one program. Qualified applicants to our programs obtain study permits, are able to work part-time while studying, and upon successful program completion, are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).
  • Learn from industry-experienced instructors in an engaging, campus environment in Calgary—the central hub for business, innovation and creativity in Alberta.
  • Demonstrate your newly acquired competencies through project-based activities and coursework.
  • Participate in networking opportunities with potential employers and industry partners.
  • Develop a unique career portfolio to showcase your technical and power skills.
  • Earn an industry-recognized non-credit SAIT Professional Certificate credential per training program completed.
  • Earn digitally shareable SAIT micro-credential badges on an individual course basis, as applicable.
  • Access ongoing career/job search support during and after you graduate through our dedicated career support advisors, in-house online career planning tools, relevant SAIT Con Ed career-related podcasts, targeted industry events and more.
  • Apply your SAIT training hours toward professional industry certification requirements, as applicable.
  • Increase your employability and earning potential in the Alberta and Canada job market.
  • Become a recognized SAIT alum & lifelong learner, and tap into ongoing alumni-based benefits (like preferred rates and discounts), resources and networking events.

Trust SAIT to prepare you for your new and exciting Canadian career journey.

SAIT is a publicly-funded post-secondary institution established in 1916. We design and deliver business and industry-relevant applied education and training to produce competent, qualified and employable graduates. SAIT is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Our professional certificate training programs comply with Provincial and Federal Government policies and requirements, as well as SAIT policies. Qualified applicants to our programs obtain study permits, are able to work part-time while studying, and upon successful program completion, are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).

Learn more about each program, including start dates, costs, student eligibility and how to apply:

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Professional Certificate – Construction Management

Meet the demand for experienced construction management professionals with various technical and leadership skills, including blueprint interpretation, project management, building code compliance, legal knowledge and sustainable practices.

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Professional Certificate – Data Science

Curious about data and how it can be used to optimize business performance and strategy? Learn how to analyze and interpret complex data, extract valuable insights and communicate your findings to a wide range of audiences.

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Professional Certificate – Product Management

Develop Product Management know-how to develop, market and deliver successful products & services, and keep customers coming back.

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Professional Certificate – Project Management

Learn to navigate the complexities of project management in different organizational environments with the practical knowledge and skills needed for on-the-job success. This certificate teaches you to manage diverse projects through real-world case studies and engaging collaborations.

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Professional Certificate – Supply Chain Management

Want to be Canada-work-ready for a career in Supply Chain Management? Come study in Calgary, Alberta and build in-demand skills from industry-certified instructors with our Professional Certificate

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Important Note about our Professional Certificate Program and Credential

SAIT offers Alberta Advanced Education-approved credentials (“credit” programs) and Institution (SAIT)-approved credentials (“non-credit” programs). All courses and programs offered by SAIT Continuing Education and Professional Studies are non-credit. Non-credit programming provides working professionals the opportunity to learn valuable skills that can help them advance their career opportunities.

Our non-credit Professional Certificate Program for International Students is a training/education program; it is not a government-initiated immigration program.

SAIT's non-credit Professional Certificate credential:

  • does qualify for Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) application
  • does not qualify graduates for the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)
  • may be recognized by other Provincial streams and/or Federal programs.

Do you have questions? Contact us. Our Continuing Education International Advising team can provide answers related to SAIT program questions and your SAIT student journey. We do not advise on any Permanent Residence (PR) matters. For more information visit Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Your Continuing Education International student support team

Our Calgary-based Continuing Education International Advising team includes specialists with specific training, experience and certifications. We are here to support you for a productive and enjoyable learning experience at SAIT.

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Have questions?

Whether you are a current or future SAIT student, we are here to help. Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Calgary time. We are closed on Canadian statutory and civic holidays.

There are three ways for you connect with us:

  • Email us at We will respond within 3 business days.
  • Call us at 1.403.284.8440,
  • Book an appointment to reserve one-on-one time with a Continuing Education International Advisor.

Book your appointment now

We provide the following services:

  • Academic advising
  • Admissions and registration assistance
  • Pre-departure assistance
  • Upon arrival assistance
  • How to adjust to living in Calgary
  • Finances, work and life balance planning, career advancement
  • International student orientation
  • Educational tours, workshops and tutorials
  • Volunteer experiences within SAIT
  • Information on health and dental insurance
  • A variety of social and cultural activities
  • Mental health supports & resources
  • Study permit extension assistance
  • Information on Alberta Health Care
  • Information on support organizations in Calgary
  • Cultural counselling
  • Workshops to obtain a post-graduate work permit
  • Work placement opportunities
  • Alumni events
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