Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Applied Certificate

Program Description

Miyoskamin is a Plains Cree word meaning Spring, and the ground is breaking.

“It represents not only fertile ground, but breaking up the dirt, putting in your seeds… it’s like breaking the mold, planting, and growing from there. Miyoskamin is a time of breakup of ice and thawing of ground for planting and growing from the fertile ground to plant seeds to flourish. A fertile time of opportunity to seed and grow—a time for rebirth and renewal.” – Chief Tammy Cook-Searson, Lac La Ronge Indian Band

This program is five months duration, and will provide students with the knowledge, skills, support systems, and awareness of emerging technologies to succeed in developing and expanding their entrepreneurial mindset and skills.

Students will learn Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews around governance, finance, marketing, labor, and sustainability through guest talks with Elders, Indigenous entrepreneurs, and knowledge keepers, land-based practices, and local innovators.

This program will support students in defining their own entrepreneurship goals, as well as demonstrate how new technologies and traditional practices can come together in an innovative way to benefit communities, businesses, and culture.

Admission Requirements

  • One of the following: Grade 12, Adult 12 or GED

  • Completion of short answer questionnaire.

Mature Admission

  • 21-years-of-age or older
  • Academic assessment

Winter 2024 - Miyoskamin: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program

Program Length: 22 Weeks
Start Date: 01/02/2024
Division: Business & Information Technology
Campus: Saskatoon
Location: Saskatoon - Miyoskamin: Innovation & Entrepreneurship
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Adult Basic Education, Trades and Industrial, and Post-Secondary Programs

More than 30 Academic and Quick Skills programs

SIIT is a First Nation Governed, credit granting post-secondary institution

More than 1000 employers work with SIIT Career Centres every year

Established in 1976

90% Indigenous student body

Over $350,000 in Awards are available to SIIT students every year

9 Career Centres province wide connect job seekers to employment opportunities

SIIT offers a wide range of Student Services and Cultural Supports

Programs are offered at 3 campuses and over 35 community learning sites per year

Students from more than 70 First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and Non Indigenous communities attend SIIT

JobSeries provides foundational, in-community pre-employment training

More than 65% of SIIT Staff and Faculty are Indigenous

JobConnections mobile career services are available for rural communities

More than 60,000 Alumni

Acceptance Policy

Strong preference is given to applicants who are Status First Nations, but SIIT programs are open to anyone.

English Language Benchmark

SIIT is not currently legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian/ Permanent Resident to apply.

To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).


  • FILE 100 Ayataskisiw: Foundations of Indigenous Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • MHTW 115 Technologies in the Workplace
  • INGB 115 Indigenous Foundations
  • RAIE 100 Wichitowin: Relational Approaches of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • SPIE 100 Mawasakonam: Sustainable Frameworks for Design Planning in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • BCIE 100 Kahkiyaw: Building Community Solutions in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Tuition and Fees

Tuition Laptop / eBook Compulsory
U-Pass Total*
$3,180 $1,750 (non-refundable) $1,050 $274 $6,254
Please note: All tuition and fees are subject to change.
*Compulsory fees may include: student fees, field trip and/or practicum fees, laboratory fees, apprenticeship fees, PPE & other equipment, exam fees, online fees, consumables, safety and first aid training, and tools.

Community & Career Opportunities

Students will foster and grow their entrepreneurial mindset throughout the program. Built into the program is the opportunity for students to develop relationships with local indigenous entrepreneurs, gain exposure to technological innovations, as well as build lasting bonds with their classmates and local communities.

Completion of this program will set the students up for success in different pathways, including developing a small business, continuing their educational journey, and employment.

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