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(ALERT) Covid-19: Updates and information

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Extended Provincial Lockdown January 8, 2021

As you know, Premier Ford has extended the Grey Lockdown in Northern Ontario until Saturday, January 23, 2021. Following this directive along with guidance from Algoma Public Health, please be advised of the following:

Impact to students (SSM campus)
Employees may only access the campus/Sault College property for an essential purpose. The study room will be closed during the lockdown and some on-site personnel will be working from home; however, all on-site classes and online classes will continue as planned for the winter semester.

Impact to Academic Delivery
• This extended lockdown will have no impact to classes being taught virtually (online) or scheduled practical learning, including apprenticeship training
• students should continue to follow their prescribed class schedule unless advised otherwise by your program area

Impact to Student Campus Services:
• Sault College SSM campus will be open for practical learning needs only
• the internet study area will not be accessible to students. Any changes to this will be communicated
• student campus services will be available remotely during this time

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation and understanding.

Stay safe!

Important Update

Premier Ford has ordered a Grey Lockdown in Northern Ontario that is in effect from December 26th to January 9th. We will provide an update on this the week of January 5, 2021. Keep checking your email.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The College has updated its rules on coming into contact with someone in the following two scenarios:

1) If YOU or SOMEONE in your household has been in close contact with an individual from outside of Algoma you cannot attend campus for 14 days or you may attend if you provide a negative COVID test.

2) If YOU or SOMEONE in your household has been in close contact with an individual who is coming from a physical setting (workplace, school etc.) in any geographic location, including Sault Ste. Marie, that is experiencing an outbreak you cannot attend the campus for 14 days or until you provide a negative COVID test.

Note: any staff or student travelling outside of Canada to the United States or otherwise must quarantine for 14 days and be tested as per Federal and Provincial requirements.

Further FAQs can be found on the College website at COVID FAQs

Sault College Offers Free Centralized Advertising Option for Local Landlords

To further support our students as well as local landlords, Sault College has partnered with Places4Students Inc to make searching and advertising for off-campus housing easier and more efficient. Places4Students provides students, schools and landlords with the highest quality, off-campus housing service. The website provides a large real-time database for student housing vacancies in our area, including photos and text, contact information and property features...more

Registration for Sault College’s Fall Online Programming Available Through Continuing Education Now Open

Registration for the fall intake of Sault College’s online course offerings available through Continuing Education is now open! The College’s online programming continues to grow and diversify with more than 40 online certificate programs available...more

Sault College Extends Withdrawal Period to Further Support First Year Students

Recognizing that the current situation surrounding COVID-19 has re-shaped post-secondary education for the upcoming fall semester, Sault College understands the importance of being flexible and providing options to further support its students during these unprecedented times. To complement this, Sault College is providing its full-time first year students with an extended opportunity to make an informed decision regarding their academic year by extending the withdrawal period with no financial or academic penalty until October 9, 2020...more

A Message from the President

I am deeply saddened to hear of the devastating news concerning the recent explosion that occurred in Beirut. On behalf of Sault College, I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all those who lost their lives and extend our thoughts to all who were injured and those suffering from this tragedy.

Sault College offers its full support to staff, students and community members with close ties to Lebanon. We understand the tremendous impact this event may have on those affected by this tragedy and we encourage those in need of support to reach out. We are here for you. Students may contact Student Services at and staff may reach out to the College’s Employee Assistance Program.

Sault College stands in solidarity with the people of Lebanon today and moving into the future as they work to overcome the devastation of this event.

Five Local Students Recipients of Specialist High Skills Major Award

Five local high school students – Chanel Dubreuil, Abbey Engel, Christina Kalomiris, Mateo Perri, and Trystin Roussain – are Sault College’s most recent recipients of the Specialist High Skills Major Award. Through this scholarship, now in its second year, these students were awarded $1,000 towards their tuition for the upcoming academic year!...more

Sault College Cougars COVID-19 Hockey Update: Season postponed to November

(Sault Ste. Marie, ON July 28, 2020) – After a thorough assessment of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Sault College Athletics has decided to suspend its 2020/21 Men’s and Women’s American Collegiate Hockey Association hockey operations until November 2020. There will be a reassessment in October to determine if play could resume in January 2021. Unfortunately, our hockey programs face challenges similar to other leagues competing against teams from the United States. We are hopeful that today’s announcement is only a postponement of our season but should conditions not improve in the United States it may result in the cancellation of the full season.

“We made this decision after reviewing the cost/benefit analysis of playing hockey and ensuring the safety of our student athletes and ultimately our greater community. We all want to get back to sport, but until we can do so with the confidence that we are not placing our student athletes or others in our community at risk of infection, we must err on the side of caution even if that means postponing or if necessary cancelling our season.” – Paul Orazietti, Manager of Athletics, Sault College.

Sault College Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today, in keeping with COVID-19 restrictions, a small group gathered at Sault College for a flag raising ceremony in honour of National Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Through traditional prayer and inspirational speeches, the group commemorated this important day and the outstanding contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. To view today’s flag raising ceremony, visit the Sault College Facebook page...more

Sault College Continues to Support Its Students through COVID-19

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been vast, and throughout this time Sault College has looked for opportunities to support its students to help to ensure they succeed during these unprecedented times. ...more

Colleges Praise Decision to Allow More Students to Complete their Programs

The Ontario government’s announcement today that in-person education and training at colleges will resume next month on a limited basis ensures more students will complete their programs and acquire the expertise sought by employers...more

Sault College and Sault College Students’ Union Support Pride with Flag Raising Ceremony

Today, in keeping with COVID-19 restrictions, a small group gathered at Sault College for a flag raising ceremony in honour of Pride month. The event, which featured various speakers in addition to the flag-raising, is one of the ways Sault College and the Sault College Students’ Union (SCSU) could honour and show its tremendous support for the LGBTQ2S+ community...more

OCAA Cancelled all Varsity Sports for Fall 2020

Sault College regrets to announce that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario Collegiate Athletics Association has cancelled all fall varsity sports...more

New Sault College Summer Schedule

Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sault College has implemented a new summer schedule. As part of this, the College is closed every Friday beginning June 5 up to and including September 4, 2020. The College will also be closed the week of July 13-17 inclusive. On these dates, service areas will not be available; however any online classes will continue as scheduled. Please note students can continue to access the student food bank on Fridays. Any changes to this will be communicated to students.

Please note: The new summer schedule does not affect Employment Solutions offices in SSM and Blind River. Services continue to be available remotely.

A Message from Our President - June 3, 2020

Good morning everyone,

This past week we have once again been reminded of the continued need to stand up and combat racism. Given the recent events in the United States of racial discrimination, protest, and political strife, it is important for us to be unified in the fight against racism and discrimination of all forms.

Sault College stands strong in its position against racism and discrimination. We remain focused on creating and maintaining a campus and workplace that respects, embraces and values diversity, and one where all feel safe and welcomed. We strive to lead by example and are committed to working towards our collective goal of providing an inclusive and respectful environment for all, and we are hopeful others will share in this important priority.
One of the key components of our invitational campus is the acknowledgment that diversity collectively strengthens and weaves us together and adds a true richness to our work and student life experiences: a richness that cannot be matched. We will continue to be welcoming of all and to celebrate the differences among us that collectively make us truly exceptional.

Together with the Sault College Students’ Union, we urge everyone today and every day to play an active role in combatting racial discrimination through their words and actions. Approaching our day-to-day with this mindset will have positive, life-changing effects on those around us and we encourage all to be a part of this change.

Dr. Ron Common,

Sault College’s E-Learning Programming Continues to Expand with New Certificates Registration still open for Summer Term

Sault College’s e-learning course offerings continue to expand with a diverse range of program options for every learner. The College’s newest online certificates include: Data Analytics in Business Decision-Making Ontario College Graduate Certificate, Social Entrepreneurship Certificate and Strength-Based Perspectives in Helping Certificate...more

Registration Open for Online Early Childhood Education Diploma Program

Sault College understands the value of offering versatility in its programming while balancing the needs of every kind of learner. To complement this, Sault College and Contact North are offering a fully online Early Childhood Education diploma program. Join us from anywhere in Ontario...more

Sault College Earns Top Spot in Student Satisfaction

The voices and perspectives of our students always tell us an important story. We’re proud and excited to announce that Sault College is once again in the top spot in the province based on a key performance indicator (KPI) survey for student satisfaction. These results support and complement our collective goal to provide a quality education and superior student experience!...more

Sault College Professor Offering Free AutoCAD Training for Local High School Students

Sault College recognizes that due to the current COVID-19 situation there may be some high school students who have not had the opportunity to further develop their skills and interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning...more

Sault College Supports Students Through COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impacts on all of our lives and our students are no exception. Throughout all of this, our students have shown their resilience, perseverance and ability to thrive in unprecedented times. Sault College remains committed to supporting its students and, as part of this, has partnered with the Sault College Students’ Union to launch many important student-centred initiatives...more

Visit us at our Virtual Open House
Join us for a chance to win $2500 toward your tuition!

We may not be able to meet our prospective students in person at our annual open house, but we’ve found a way to show off our amazing campus through our new Virtual Open House! And as an added bonus, while visiting, guests can enter for a chance to win $2500 towards their tuition*! Draw takes place May 1, 2020!..more

Sault College Grateful for Ontario’s Emergency Investment in Higher Education

Today, Colleges and Universities Minister and Sault Ste. Marie MPP Ross Romano announced $25 million in emergency funding for colleges, universities and Indigenous institutes to mitigate some of the early costs of addressing the COVID-19 outbreak. For Sault College, this investment of more than $556,000 will help to further ensure our students can succeed during these unprecedented times...more

Celebrating the Recipients of the Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

Amid the evolving nature of our current times, one thing remains constant: Sault College’s strong commitment to the success of its students. Although in a different way, we are honoured to recognize and celebrate the recipients of the College’s Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards (SBA) for their outstanding academic accomplishments...more

Your Adventure Awaits: Get Your Waterfront Adventure Centre Membership Today

With the warmer weather approaching, we are eager to once again open the Waterfront Adventure Centre to our community. We want you to be excited too, so we’re offering an early bird special that you won’t want to miss! Sign up for a regular price adult membership before March 31 and save 15%!..more

Top Achievers Recognized at Annual
President’s Academic Excellence Scholarship Ceremony

Today, the outstanding academic achievements of more than 130 first year students were celebrated at the College’s annual President’s Academic Excellence Scholarship Ceremony...more

Stand-alone Nursing Degrees at Sault College will Strengthen Health-care Training

(Sault Ste. Marie, ON February 11, 2020) - The Ontario government’s decision to give colleges the option to deliver stand-alone nursing degree programs will produce more qualified nurses to fill key shortages in many communities, including our own...more

Sault College Hosts Annual Pow Wow

(Sault Ste. Marie, ON January 31, 2020) - “Love and Unity” will fill the air on Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9 at Sault College’s annual Pow Wow taking place in the College’s Health and Wellness Centre!...more

Stop By the Sault College Job and Career Fair - Meet 50+ Employers Looking to Hire

(Sault Ste. Marie, ON January 30, 2020) - In less than a week, one of the community’s largest annual career events will take place in Sault College’s Health and Wellness Centre. The annual Job and Career Fair – hosted by Sault College in partnership with Employment Solutions – takes place on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from noon to 5 p.m. The event is open to all and admission is free! Stop by to meet more than 50 employers who are looking to hire over the next six months for more than 1,000 positions combined...more

Cougars Take Big Swing, Hire Golf Coaches

(Sault Ste. Marie, ON January 27, 2020) - The Sault College Cougars are thrilled to announce the hiring of Michael McMillan and Kyle Thibeault as Co-Head coaches for the College’s men’s golf team. McMillan and Thibeault are both former university athletes who will reinvigorate the golf program for the Cougars, which was on hiatus for the 2019-2020 athletic season...more

Promote Your Organization at Our Annual Job and Career Fair

(Sault Ste. Marie, ON January 20, 2020) – Are you looking to promote your business to prospective employees? If you are and will be in a position to hire within the next six months, then Sault College and Employment Solutions’ annual Job and Career Fair is the event for you!...more

Sault College’s First Annual Winter Classic One Month Away

(Sault Ste. Marie, ON January 13, 2020) – Sault College’s first annual Winter Classic is one month away and tickets are selling fast! Comeout and cheer on the Sault College Cougars men’s hockey team...more

Parking permit draw for January

(Sault Ste. Marie, ON January 2, 2020) - Enter today for a Chance to Win a free Parking Permit valid from January 1 – August 31, 2020...more