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Advanced Education

 Students Studying

The Ministry of Advanced Education is responsible for developing a skilled and educated workforce that meets the needs of Saskatchewan’s labour market. The ministry works with the private sector, educational institutions and community organizations to develop, retain and attract skilled workers. We also work with educational institutions to recruit and retain international students, and assist First Nations and Métis learners.


1. Information you might be looking for

Fund Your Education

We offer student financial assistance and support programs including:

  • Student loans
  • Support for part time students
  • Support for students with permanent disabilities

Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants

Information on non-repayable funding through scholarships, bursaries and grants.

Graduate Retention Program (GRP)

The GRP provides a refund up to $20,000 of tuition fees paid by eligible graduates who live in Saskatchewan and who file a Saskatchewan income tax return.

Universities Colleges and Schools

List of post-secondary institutions across the province.


2. Plans and Annual Reports

Plan for 2020-21

The plan for 2020-21 reflects the government's goals of sustaining growth and opportunities for Saskatchewan people, meeting the challenges of growth, securing a better quality of life for all Saskatchewan people and delivering responsive and responsible government.

For previous ministry plans, please visit Prior Year Plans, Reports and Guiding Documents.

Annual Reports

The Ministry of Advanced Education's 2018-19 Annual Report presents the ministry's activities and results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. It reports to the public and elected officials on public commitments made and other key accomplishments of the ministry.

Previous fiscal year annual reports can be found by visiting Prior Year Plans, Reports and Guiding Documents.


3. Ministers and managers

Hon. Tina Beaudry-Mellor
Hon. Tina Beaudry-Mellor, Minister

Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-0341
Fax (306) 798-0263
Email minister.ae@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address Room 307, Legislative Building, 2405 Legislative Drive, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 0B3
Mark McLoughlin, Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-7071
Fax (306) 798-0975
Email mark.mcloughlin@gov.sk.ca
Physical Address 14 2010 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 0M3
Mailing Address 1120 2010 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 0M3
David Boehm, Assistant Deputy Minister of Corporate Services & Accountability

Corporate Services and Accountability Division

Phone (306) 787-0835
Fax (306) 798-0975
Email david.boehm@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 1120 2010 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 0M3
Brent Brownlee, Acting Executive Director

Universities and Private Vocational Schools

Phone (306) 787-7027
Fax (306) 798-3379
Email Brent.Brownlee@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 1120-2010 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 0M3
Mike Pestill, Executive Director

Technical and Trades Branch

Phone (306) 787-2189
Fax (306) 798-3159
Email Mike.Pestill@gov.sk.ca
Physical Address 12-2010 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 0M3
Mailing Address 1120-2010 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 0M3
Duane Rieger, Executive Director

Business Systems and Risk Management

Phone (306) 787-1421
Email Duane.Rieger@gov.sk.ca
Physical Address 10-2010 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 0M3
Mailing Address 1120-2010 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 0M3
Kirk Wosminity, Executive Director

Student Services and Program Development Branch

Phone (306) 787-8064
Fax (306) 787-7537
Email Kirk.Wosminity@gov.sk.ca
Physical Address 12th Floor, 2010 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 0M3
Mailing Address 1120-2010 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 0M3
Lindell Veitch, Executive Director

Planning,Strategy and Evaluation Branch

Phone (306) 787-6010
Fax (306) 787-5870
Email lindell.veitch@gov.sk.ca
Physical Address 10 2010 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 0M3
Mailing Address 1120 2010 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 0M3
Corinne Barnett, Executive Director

Corporate Finance

Phone (306) 787-5923
Fax (306) 787-7392
Email corinne.barnett@gov.sk.ca
Physical Address 10-2010 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 0M3
Mailing Address 11-2010 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 0M3

4. Programs and services

Career Colleges

Career Colleges, also known as private vocational schools, are an important part of Saskatchewan's post-secondary education system. These schools offer over 160 vocational training programs for employment in many different fields.

Degree-Granting in Saskatchewan

The Degree Authorization Act expands degree-granting authority in the province beyond our two universities, by allowing other post-secondary institutions to apply for the authority to offer degree programs.

Established quality standards determine an institution's capacity to offer degrees and the ministry assesses proposed new degree programs.

First Nations and Métis Initiatives

Our government is committed to improving outcomes for First Nations and Métis people. In pursuit of these outcomes, government provides funding to Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions that develop and implement programs and services for Indigenous students of the province.

Graduate Retention Program

Eligible post-secondary graduates who live in Saskatchewan and who file a Saskatchewan income tax return can receive a rebate up to $20,000 of tuition fees paid.

Post-Secondary Education Administrative Guidelines and Policies

Administrative guidelines and policies pertaining to post-secondary education and scholarship programs in Saskatchewan for educational institutions including:

  • Educational Institution Manual
  • Canada-Saskatchewan Integrated Student Loans Program
  • International Student Program
  • Private Vocational Schools Administration and Policy Manual
  • Scholarships

Scholarships and Grants

Information on post-secondary funding through scholarships and grants. Some examples of scholarships and grants available are the Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities, Canada and Saskatchewan Student Grants, Scholarship of Honour, and Fellowship and Travel Scholarships to Study in French.

Status of Women Office

The Status of Women Office acts as a catalyst within government to raise awareness of issues affecting women to ensure gender considerations are integrated into all aspects of government policy-making, legislation and program development.

Student Financial Support

We offer student financial assistance and support including:

  • Student loans
  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Support for part-time students
  • Loan Forgiveness for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

5. Forms and publications

The following are the top downloaded publications for Advanced Education:

Online Student Loan Application - Need Help General Instructions

General instructions for students applying for a Student Loan using the online application.

Post-Secondary Graduate Satisfaction Survey

Every five years, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education conducts a Graduate Outcomes Study of the province's post-secondary graduates two years after they have completed their studies. The purpose of the survey is to gather information about Saskatchewan graduates' perceptions and experiences. Information is collected on graduates' level of satisfaction with their education, sources of financing for their education, level of education-related debt, and pre-and post-graduate mobility, as well as their education and employment outcomes.

Post-Secondary Education Indicators Project

Saskatchewan's post-secondary institutions and the Ministry of Advanced Education are working together to develop and implement the Post-Secondary Education Indicators Project to collect, analyze and report sector-wide post-secondary data.

Post-Secondary Early Leavers Survey

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education, in partnership with Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions and the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission, surveyed people who were registered at a post-secondary institution in the province in 2015-16, but may not have returned to the institution in the 2016-17 academic year and did not complete their program/credential. The purpose of this survey is to explore the experiences and perceptions which resulted in individuals leaving their post secondary program prior to receiving a credential.

Graduate Retention Program Application

The Graduate Retention Program (GRP) rewards graduates living in Saskatchewan by providing rebate up to $20,000. To be eligible, you have to live and file an income tax return in Saskatchewan. Most Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions apply for the GRP on your behalf. If your school doesn't apply on your behalf, you must submit this application.

Other Publications

Find all publications for this ministry in the Publications Centre.


7. News releases

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