North West College is monitoring COVID-19 and following Saskatchewan Ministry of Health direction. 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 at https://www.saskatchewan.ca/.
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.
Gradual Reintroduction of Programs and Services over the Summer: On June 2nd, North West College received authorization from the Ministry of Health to gradually reintroduce services over the summer months.
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.
Access to Campus will remain limited to those directly engaging in the aforementioned programs and services. 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, most services are still available. For more information, please call our main office at (306) 937-5100 or please visit our COVID-19 Update Page on how we can best support you.
State of Emergency Continues: On June 8, Saskatchewan will enter Phase Three of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, however, the Province of Saskatchewan remains in a State of Emergency.
Phase 3 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan includes:
Fall Semester: Planning for the Fall semester is well underway. Although students’ learning experiences may look different this fall, the quality of education remains the same. North West College intends on delivering programs in a blended model – a combination of in-person and distance instruction pending the recommendations of the Ministry of Health and the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan. Students of North West College already benefit from small class sizes and lower student to teacher ratios than at most post-secondary institutions. As we prepare for fall programs, we want to reassure our future students and staff that we are well positioned to meet all recommendations including physical distancing, of Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer while offering high quality programming within our region.
Educational Pathways Guide: A newly created Educational Pathways Guide will be launched this June to assist students through the post-secondary process: from pre-requisites, to available programs, to career opportunities. Please visit the College website for further details on the opportunities available to you.
Free Application Week: Between June 15th and June 19th, the College is waiving the application fee for students applying into our Fall Programs! We also encourage all students to apply before August 1st to receive their Choose North West Scholarship valued between $200 and $3000! (based on entrance average and scholarship criteria.)
Prospective Students: Current applicants will receive a call from the College before the end of June to discuss your fall program. New applicants are encouraged to continue to monitor the North West College website at https://northwestcollege.ca/ for additional details about specific programs and classes.
Canada Emergency Student Benefit – Applications Opens Today! 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 opens May 15th and 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.
Student Services – Here for You: Our Students Services teams are here to help you. Services available include job coaching, counselling and Student Emergency Fund resources and more. Please reach out by phone, Facebook, and check out the Battlefords Campus newsletter for the latest information from that Campus’ team. Extended isolation in a time of uncertainty can be extremely challenging to personal mental health. Please make sure you continue to check on your friends and colleagues. As always, our Student Services staff remain available for students in need.
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.