Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Applied Certificate

Program Description

The SIIT Miyoskamin: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Applied Certificate program will launch in February 2022!

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

This exciting new program is five months in duration, and will provide you with the knowledge, skills, mentorship, and awareness of emerging technologies to succeed in running an innovative small business. You will learn Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews around governance, finance, marketing, labour, and sustainability, through conversation and connection with Elders and knowledge keepers, Indigenous entrepreneurs, local innovators, and through land-based practices.

Completing this program will help you define your own entrepreneurship goals, as well as demonstrate how new technologies and traditional practices can come together in innovative ways to benefit communities, businesses, and culture.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Submission of a one-page personal essay

Mature Admission

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

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).

Tuition and Fees

Tuition Laptop / eBook Compulsory
$2,800 $1,800 (non-refundable) $800 $5,400
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.
*Total amount does not include the required UPass Transit Bus Pass for Saskatoon students.

Community & Career Opportunities

You will learn the essential skills needed to begin and maintain a career in small business operations, entrepreneurial practices, and innovative solutions. Built into the Miyoskamin: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Applied Certificate program is the opportunity to develop relationships with local Indigenous entrepreneurs, gain exposure to technological innovations, as well as to build lasting bonds with your classmates and local communities.

By the end of the program, you will have a strong foundation to be able to engage in community-based solutions across a wide range of industries, businesses, and community supports – locally, globally, and digitally.

Fall 2022 - Miyoskamin: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

Program Length: 22 Weeks
Start Date: 09/12/2022
Division: Business & Information Technology
Campus: Saskatoon
Location: Saskatoon - Miyoskamin: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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