Admission Requirements

Admission dates

This program may not have an intake every semester. See available intakes above.

Intake semester Semester begins Applications open Domestic applications close* International applications close
Winter 2023 Jan. 9, 2023 March 30, 2022 Oct. 27, 2022 Now closed
Spring 2023 May 8, 2023 June 13, 2022 Feb. 24, 2023 Jan. 23, 2023
Summer 2023 July 4, 2023 Oct. 5, 2022 April 28, 2023 June 20, 2023
Fall 2023 Sept. 5, 2023 Oct. 5, 2022 June 28, 2023 May 23, 2023
Winter 2024 Jan. 8, 2024 March 29, 2023 Oct. 26, 2023 Sept. 28, 2023
Spring 2024 May 6, 2024 June 12, 2023 Feb. 23, 2024 Jan. 22, 2024

*In some instances, domestic applications will be accepted after the application deadline. In that case, the program’s intake status will remain open.

Ideal candidate

The ideal candidate for the Information Security Analyst post-diploma certificate has a previous post-secondary diploma or degree, ideally in a technical or information technology discipline.

You have education or work experience in software development and/or computer networking or related fields. You understand the critical nature of cybersecurity and are intrigued by the ever-changing ways that both corporate and personal information continue to be compromised. You have a strong ethical standard and a curious mind.

Program requirements

Applicants must meet the following or equivalent:

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree or diploma from a recognized university, institute, or college.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered and is subject to approval by the academic chair.

All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don’t meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you’ve applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. SAIT may also accept courses completed at certain international post-secondary institutions.

Direct entry: four-step process 

Step 1:  Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success. 

Step 2:  Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above. 

Step 3:  Apply to the program and submit your transcripts. 

Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full. 

Step 4:  Continue to monitor your application status through

You must submit final transcripts/grades to show you have completed the courses and met the minimum admission requirements by the transcript deadline or your seat will be rescinded.

 This program is available to international students, however, program availability may be limited. This program does not meet the eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program.

Get started as an undeclared student

The courses in the Information Security Analyst program allow for registration into individual courses without going through the SAIT application process. It is important you read the ideal candidate statement above to be sure you are a good fit for these courses.

You may apply to complete the credential at any time, at which point you will have to submit transcripts for entrance into the credential. You must apply for a prior learning assessment if you wish to get credit for a required course based on previous education or experience.

Communication during admission

Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications. We recommend you add the [email protected] domain to your safe senders’ list or you risk missing critical email messages.

When do classes start?

Classes for this program adhere to the following year start and end dates based on the semester the student begins their program.

Classes begin Year start date Year end date
Fall 2022 Sept. 6, 2022 Dec. 16, 2022*
Spring 2023 May 8, 2023 Aug. 18, 2023**
Fall 2023 Sept. 5, 2023 April 26, 2024

*Year-end for students taking classes via open enrolment is March 28, 2024.
** Year-end for students taking classes via open enrolment is Dec. 13, 2024.


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