North West College is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and continues to comply with provincial Public Health orders. The health and safety of our staff, students and community is of utmost importance, and continues to be our primary focus, and are directed to the official provincial, federal and international health authorities where COVID-19 links provide the most up-to-date information available.
Government of Saskatchewan
Government of Canada
World Health Organization (WHO)
If you have questions about COVID-19 and North West College, please email: COVID19@northwestcollege.ca and our team will work to find the right contact for your question.
At this time, North West College has no confirmed cases. At North West College, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. The information here will be reviewed and updated, as required. We encourage you to learn more about the virus at https://www.saskatchewan.ca/.
State of Emergency Continues: As of June 22, 2020, Saskatchewan entered into Phase Four of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, however, the Province of Saskatchewan remains in a State of Emergency.
Phase 4 of the Re-open Saskatchewan Plan is being implemented in five Parts:
i) Part 1 – June 22, 2020: Child and youth day camps; outdoor pools and spray parks; seasonal/recreational outdoor sports activities
ii) Part 2 – June 29, 2020: Libraries; Museums; Galleries; Movie theatres; Live theatres
iii) Part 3 – July 6, 2020: Indoor sports and activities; indoor pools; indoor rinks; performing arts
iv) Part 4 – July 9, 2020: Casinos; Bingo halls
v) Part 5 – July 16, 2020: Racetracks and rodeo-related activities; Live performances in restaurants, licenced establishments and farmers markets; Banquet and conference facilities; Car shows and trade shows
The size of indoor pubic and private gatherings has increased to 30 people.
Access to our campuses will remain limited. Employees must continue to acquire permission from their Director to gain access to any College facility. Once permission is granted, the employee must discuss details with Harvey Anderson, Facilities Manager to ensure your request is properly accommodated within expected health and safety protocols in place. When on campus, staff are asked to limit their movements to their individual work stations. However, during this time, most services are still available. For more information, please call our main office at (Battlefords Campus) 306-937-5100 or, (Meadow Lake Campus) 306-234-5100 please visit our COVID-19 Update page on how we can best support you.
All students and staff who come to campus will be required to complete a COVID-19 Screening Form and adhere to the social distancing practices and other College protocols that are in place.
Preparations for fall programs and services continue, and will comply with the guiding principles as established by the Ministry of Advanced Education in collaboration with the Ministry of Health for all on-site delivery. Where possible, the College will deliver programs and services remotely to limit physical contact. Where remote delivery is not possible, limited on-site delivery will follow all necessary public health and occupational health and safety guidelines.
As a result, the College intends to deliver all programs in 2020-21 in a blended fashion. Blended means a combination of online learning, face-to-face and alternative delivery instruction. The amount of face-to-face program delivery will be dependent upon the program type and Public Health orders we are required to comply with.
Career Counselling: Interested in perusing your education, but not sure what to take? Details about upcoming fall programs and classes can be found on our website northwestcollege.ca or call to book an appointment to speak with our career counsellor (Battlefords Campus) 306-937-5100 or, (Meadow Lake Campus) 306-234-5100.
Student Services – Here for You: Our Students Services teams are here to help you. Student Services are available to provide support and to address any barriers individuals may face. Please reach out by phone, Facebook, and check out the Battlefords Campus newsletter for the latest information from that Campus’ team.
Meadow Lake Residence: Residence units will be open to students. For inquiries about available units, please contact the ML Campus at 306-234-5100.
Scholarships Available: Thanks to the generosity of community donors and the Government of Saskatchewan, North West College awards approximately $100,000 annually to our students. Apply to a qualifying program before August 1st to be considered for our full Scholarship program.
GRANTS & FUNDING
(NEW) Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG): Students are encouraged to take advantage of the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) that provides between $1,000 and $5,000 to eligible post-secondary students and recent graduates that volunteer to help their communities during the COVID‑19 pandemic. Eligible applicants must be:
(Reminder) Canada Emergency Student Benefit: The Government of Canada is offering a number of programs to support students and recent graduates during this unprecedented time. The Canada Emergency Student Benefit program offers students $1,250 to $2000 per four-week period from May to August 2020. Please go to Canada Emergency Student Benefit site for full details.
If you are in crisis and need urgent mental health support, Crisis Services Canada is available by phone at 1.833.456.4566 and text 45645 or dial 911 for immediate support.
From the Executive Management of the College, thank you for your vigilance as we continue to flatten the curve of COVID-19.
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The current pandemic has caused a great deal of upheaval for many North West College Students and for some, significant financial hardship. The safety and wellbeing of our students is our top priority. As a response, North West College has established a new Student Emergency Fund to provide students who are experiencing urgent financial need to cover immediate, essential expenses as a result of the crisis.
The fund has been established and made possible by the Government of Saskatchewan through the Ministry of Advanced Education for post-secondary students.
Students seeking relief through the Student Emergency Fund should fill out an application below. NWC staff will review the student applications to determine the extent of financial need, and funding will be allocated accordingly. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and as funds are available.
We encourage all students to reach out to Student Services for continued supports during this stressful time.
The North West College Student Emergency Fund is intended to assist students experiencing a financial shortfall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students are eligible to apply for the Student Emergency Fund if the following criteria are met:
Tuition fees and College-related fees are not covered by the Student Emergency Fund. Students whose tuition fees are in arrears should contact the Registrar’s Office directly at (306) 937-5105 to make arrangements for repayment. Students are also encouraged to seek alternate government assistance funding where opportunities exist.
HOW TO APPLY?
To apply, students must complete the Student Emergency Fund Application form including a budget worksheet, which will assist in determining their eligibility for support. Supporting documentation may be required.
The Student Emergency Fund Application and budget worksheet should be submitted to your Student Services Coordinator.
Meadow Lake Campus:
Once submitted, students will be contacted by a member of North West College Student Services team for a brief interview before the end of the next business day.