COVID-19

FAQ for Students

Posted: Mar 13, 2020 7:49 PM   |  Updated: Oct 1, 2020 11:12 AM

Frequently asked questions

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New Students and Applicants

My school is closed and I can't get my transcripts. Can I get an extension to submit these?

Please contact us at Registrar@nait.ca if you are concerned about meeting deadlines posted in your myNAIT portal.

At this time, NAIT will accept electronic copies of documents sent directly from the school to Registrar@nait.ca as official documents. Documents that are not transcripts must be on school letterhead. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust as necessary. Please check back on this page for updates.

I have international documents and I cannot get a notorized copy due to COVID-19. What are my options?

If your documents are in English, please upload a scanned copy of your documents to your myNAIT portal.

If your documents are not in English, please get your documents translated into English by a certified translator and upload the translated copy to your myNAIT portal.

These documents will be considered unofficial. At this point in time, we will accept unofficial documents to ensure we can continue to process applications. Conditional admissions may be granted based on unofficial documents. Official documents must be submitted by the deadlines posted in your myNAIT portal. If you are concerned about meeting those deadlines, please contact us at Registrar@nait.ca.

If my class has not started, can I get a refund if I cancel?

NAIT is not cancelling upcoming classes at this time; therefore, the refund policy still applies.

Students enrolled in a future credit or non-credit course can also change their registration by logging into the myNAIT portal. Regular fees and deadlines apply. Students enrolled in a future apprentice course can change their registration by logging into MyTradesecrets.

Will courses moving online change my fees?

We are working hard to ensure the value of a NAIT education will be the same, and will deliver the same learning outcomes, regardless of how it is delivered. Therefore, the tuition rates announced in March 2020 will remain unchanged.  

However, some mandatory fees (including the Recreation and Athletics Fee and NAITSA fees) will change. For more information about the changes to NAITSA fees, please refer to naitsa.ca/fees.

NEW - I'm thinking about applying to NAIT, but I want to visit campus before I decide. Are in-person campus tours offered right now?

To maximize the safety of NAIT staff and students, we are not offering in-person campus tours or events at this time. Please visit nait.ca/explore to view our virtual campus tour, upcoming info sessions, and virtual events.

NEW - How do I upload my proof of enrollment and progress report form?

You can upload these forms on your MyNAIT portal. Select My Applications and then Upload and View Documents.

NEW - I have been asked for a confirmation of enrolment to release funds, to pay for my tuition and fees. How do I request this?

Option 1: unofficial confirmations of enrolment are available to print through the MyNAIT portal. Select My Academics and then Confirmation of enrolment.

Option 2: for official confirmations of enrolments, please submit a request through this Contact Form and select the Student Records topic with your request.


Current Students

Classes and Programs

UPDATED - How will classes be delivered?

This academic year, courses will be delivered virtually wherever possible. As the provincial government phases in each stage of its relaunch plan, we will assess our ability to transition NAIT’s operations and will do so as we are ready. We will deliver limited in-person learning in labs and shops as provincial guidelines permit. If you have more specific questions about how your program or courses will be delivered, please connect with your program area.

What are you doing for students whose studies were disrupted in March due to COVID-19? 

We are focused on providing as many students as possible the opportunity to catch up, beginning as soon as possible. This includes students who had their work-integrated learning (WIL) placements suspended due to health restrictions and business closures. Program areas will decide how to best support their students to resume their learning, in consideration of public health restrictions, and will communicate with students as soon as possible.

Will the mode of delivery be shifted mid-way in the fall term as restrictions are relaxed?

As we work to take advantage of reductions in public health restrictions as they occur, we will make decisions that minimize the impacts on students, particularly those who may not reside close to campus.

UPDATED - When will NAIT have a decision for Winter 2021 term?

We will continue to maximize virtual learning, offering in-person shops and labs when learning cannot be met through virtual delivery and where safety guidelines can be followed. Students will receive details about the decisions made for their programs and about enrolment for the Winter 2021 term in early October. More about the decision for the winter term can be found here.

Our plans for relaunch will continue to evolve as our environment changes. This planning will always prioritize the health and safety of our community and will ensure student learning outcomes can be met. We want to minimize disruption to students and any adjustments to our current approach will be communicated to students as early as possible.

Will courses moving online change my fees?

We are working hard to ensure the value of a NAIT education will be the same, and will deliver the same learning outcomes, regardless of how it is delivered. Therefore, the tuition rates announced in March 2020 will remain unchanged.  

However, some mandatory fees (including the Recreation and Athletics Fee and NAITSA fees) will change. For more information about the changes to NAITSA fees, please refer to naitsa.ca/fees.

Will tuition be different this fall, depending on how it's delivered?

We are working hard to ensure the value of a NAIT education will be the same, and will deliver the same learning outcomes, regardless of how it is delivered. Therefore, the tuition rates announced in March 2020 will remain unchanged.  

However, some mandatory fees (including the Recreation and Athletics Fee and NAITSA fees) will change. For more information about the changes to NAITSA fees, please refer to naitsa.ca/fees

How do I report my absence?

If you need to miss a class because you are ill or need to self-isolate, follow the current process for reporting absences in your program: either contacting the instructor of the class or your program assistant.

I am currently in a practicum or WIL placement. How will this impact me?

NAIT is following the direction of Alberta’s Minister of Advanced Education, who has indicated that work-integrated learning, clinical, and practicum placements should continue in order to minimize the impact on student learning and to fulfill competency requirements.

There is no greater priority than the safety of our students and staff. We will continue to monitor our various WIL environments and make decisions in collaboration with the experts at Alberta Health Services, Advanced Education and other post-secondary institutions to protect the health and safety of our students and staff.

Alberta Health has implemented public health orders restricting mass gatherings, certain businesses, and other non-essential services to protect Albertans’ health and limit the spread of COVID-19.  With the variety of work-integrated learning and practicum placements, NAIT's programs are actively working with industry partners to continually assess risk in each work environment on a case-by-case basis and comply with public health orders as stipulated by Alberta Health.

For students who will continue their practical training in essential services, we continue to follow appropriate public health measures as stipulated by Alberta Health  in addition to industry health and safety protocols. Our programs with students currently in WIL or practicum placements, including those in higher risk situations like front line health care, are strictly adhering to these protective protocols to mitigate potential risks of exposure to infection during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If public health measures or NAIT's risk assessments change, each program will respond quickly to advise students of these changes and discuss alternative options. Students with specific concerns about their WIL or practicum placement, should speak to their instructor or program chair directly.

Will NAIT’s Student Survey on Instruction (NSSI) still take place for the fall and winter terms?

Yes, emails will be sent to students to provide feedback on their instruction. Please ensure your student portal email address is correct.

For any questions, comments or concerns, please contact surveys@nait.ca

I need to withdraw from my course or program due to medical reasons. Am I required to submit a medical statement form as part of my withdrawal request?

Students will not be required to provide a medical statement form for any COVID or non-COVID related illness or injury until further notice. NAIT is cognizant of the need to not put further stress on our health care system during the pandemic. Students are required to complete Course or Program Withdrawal forms

I am unable to complete an assessment due to COVID related illness. What do I do?

Students will not be required to provide a medical statement form for any COVID or non-COVID related illness. NAIT is cognizant of the need to not put further stress on our health care system during the pandemic. Since your assessments form the basis of your grade, you must check with your instructor to determine your options if you need to miss any.

Do I need to wear a mask or face covering on campus?

Yes. You are expected to wear a mask or face covering in all indoor, publicly accessible spaces on NAIT's campuses. This applies to

  • Classrooms
  • Lecture theatres
  • Labs and workshops
  • Computer Commons
  • Library
  • Study Spaces
  • Public meeting rooms
  • Service areas
  • Food and beverage kiosks
  • Hallways, stairwells, elevators, pedways
  • Washrooms

Review and follow NAIT's directions on nait.ca/masks

The health and safety of our community is NAIT’s top priority as we gradually resume activities on our campuses, following provincial direction. The World Health Organization, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada and Chief Medical Officer of Health for Alberta continue to strongly recommend wearing masks to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

We have adopted health and safety measures and introduced requirements for people coming to campus  to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.  

Where can I obtain a mask or face covering?

shop at NAIT will have disposable masks (packs of 2 and 10 units) for sale in the store. Reusable masks will also be available for retail. Face shields are currently on order  but will be available in the  store for purchase.    

Masks will also be available for purchase in select vending machines on our campuses. 

Each location listed will have one Canteen vending  machine with masks for sale:

  • Souch Campus
  • Patricia Campus
  • Common Market seating area
  • E-Wing vending bank
  • U-Wing lobby
  • V-Wing 1st floor
  • X-Wing 2nd floor
  • Hp Centre vending bank outside of bytes
  • CAT vending bank beside Starbucks
  • CAT vending bank outside of the Computer Commons 2nd floor
  • Insulators building 149 Street
  • Spruce Grove Campus

The following options are also available to you: 

  • You can make a homemade face covering using the instructions provided by Health Canada

  • Visit the Government of Alberta website for other ways you can obtain a mask.

Who can I talk to if I have a safety question or concern for one of my classes? 

Please speak to your instructor or lab tech. If additional support is still required, please contact your Chair.

Online Learning

How can I find supports for online learning?

You can access resources to help you learn online through the Learning Services site. We suggest you check back often because we will add supports as they are created.

What platforms will be used for online learning?

NAIT uses many different platforms to support online learning such as Moodle, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx to name a few. Your instructor will choose the platform that is best suited to the learning required.

What if I don’t have access to technology for virtual learning?

To ensure the best learning experience possible in our new digital learning environment, each course will have a recommended minimum technology standard. If a student does not have access to this technology, they are encouraged to let their program chair and/or instructor know so they can provide support.

Technology support available to students will include access to computer labs on campus, loanable technology from the library, and free software and resources. NAIT will continue to communicate all supports to students through their programs and nait.ca/coronavirus.

Computer Commons labs

Computers are available to students in the Computer Commons labs in CAT215. The computer labs are open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please note the capacity in each computer lab will be limited to a maximum of 15 people due to public health restrictions on gatherings.  

The Computer Commons are open only to the NAIT community, and student/staff ID cards will be required. Please note that these spaces are open to support students who cannot access online learning from home. We ask that if you can use your own technology to access your courses, please do so and leave these labs for those who need it.

Changes to the Grading System

Why did NAIT decide to change the grading system for Winter 2020 courses?

Many post-secondary institutions across the world adjusted their grading systems for the Winter 2020 semester in response to the circumstances created by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The decision to go to the H/P/F grading system was motivated by our desire to ensure equity for students, support student progression, and preserve academic integrity in these challenging circumstances.  

Who does this change apply to?

This change applies to all students enrolled in degree, diploma and certificate courses in Winter 2020. The only exceptions to this will be made by deans of each school where grades are required for accreditation or licensure requirements. Students were contacted by their programs by March 30, 2020 if an exemption applied to them. NAIT will return to the regular grading scheme with percentages for classes taking place in the Spring and Summer 2020 terms.

What does the move to an H/P/F grading system mean?

All students will receive a grade of H (Honours), P (Pass), or F (Fail) for all Winter 2020 courses. 

  • H (Honours) indicates course expectations have been exceeded. 
  • P (Pass) indicates course expectations have been met 
  • F (Fail) indicates course expectations have not been met 

The only exceptions to this will be made by deans of each school for programs where grades are required for accreditation or licensure requirements. Students will be contacted by their programs if this exemption applies to them. NAIT will make a notation on transcripts to indicate this grading system reflects the polytechnic’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

How will this change affect my GPA?

Courses with the H/P/F are not included in the calculation of GPA.

How will this change affect my academic standing?

Academic standing will not be assessed for the Winter 2020 term. This means students will not receive an academic standing decision for courses completed in the Winter 2020 term.

Students who were on academic warning prior to this term will be given an additional opportunity to improve their academic performance.

How does this change affect my graduation?

Special considerations will be made to minimize the impact of the grading system change to a student’s eligibility to graduate if they have a Graduation GPA lower than 2.0. Please contact your program if you have questions about your graduation eligibility.

Additionally, we will award “Honours Standing” to students who will complete all program requirements by the end of the Winter 2021 term and achieve a Graduation GPA of 3.5 in courses required for their program.

How will this change affect my eligibility for admissions into another NAIT program that I’m working towards? 

For post-secondary admissions pathway:

  • Post-secondary courses completed in the Winter 2020 term with the grade of P or H will be counted towards meeting the credit or specific course requirement.

  • For all future intakes, grades issued for post-secondary courses completed in the Winter 2020 term will not be included in the calculation of admission GPA.

  • If you do not meet the required admission GPA for the post-secondary pathway and you were enrolled in courses in Winter 2020 that were converted to the H/P/F grading scale, you may be admitted into your chosen program if you have an admission GPA of 1.7 or higher and meet all other entrance requirements.

For Open Studies pathway:

  • Post-secondary courses completed in the Winter 2020 term with the grade of P or H will be counted towards meeting the credit or specific course requirements.

  • For all future intakes, grades issued for post-secondary courses completed in the Winter 2020 term will not be included in the calculation of GPA. Exceptions: programs that were approved to issue letter grades in Winter 2020 due to licensure or accreditation requirements.

  • If you do not meet the GPA requirement for the Open Studies pathway and you were enrolled in courses in Winter 2020 that were converted to the H/P/F grading scale, you may be admitted into your chosen program if you have achieved a GPA of 1.7 or higher in the required courses and meet all other entrance requirements.

How will this change affect my eligibility for admissions into a different institution?

We are working with our partner institutions and key stakeholders to communicate these decisions and to identify solutions that minimize impacts to scholarships, funding applications, professional/licensure requirements, and admission to other institutions. It is important to remember that this challenge is global. Post-secondary institutions around the world are working to adjust admission and grading practices as needed.  We encourage you to check with the institution you’re applying to directly to understand the adjustments they’re making to their admissions practices.  

How will this impact my ability to apply for and receive scholarships and awards?

For internal NAIT scholarships and awards, we are actively adjusting our practices to ensure that students are not disadvantaged by the change in grading. We are engaging with key external stakeholders and funding agencies to communicate these decisions and to identify solutions to minimize negative impacts on scholarships and funding applications. 

We are in exceptional circumstances, and the processes for scholarship evaluation and awards will need to be evaluated under these circumstances. More information will be communicated as it becomes available.

Will the H/P/F grading be in place for future terms?

No. We will resume our normal practice of grading with percentages for courses in spring and summer 2020 term onward.


Student Services and Supports

Who can I talk to about my academic and career options? 

Academic advisors, including career advisors, still offer their services through phone and virtual appointments. 

Prospective, current and international students can book an appointment by phone at 780.471.6248 to book a phone or virtual appointment over Skype and Teams. 

Current international students can book an appointment with an international student advisor by emailing internationalcentre@nait.ca to book a phone or virtual appointment over Skype and Teams or register for an immigration workshop. 

I am enrolled as a student and have a question about my student account, who do I contact?

The in-person services at the Welcome Centre and Student Service Centre are closed until further notice. Please access online self-service options as a primary means to access services.

If you need further support

We are currently experiencing a higher volume of inquiries due to COVID-19. We are working as fast as we can to address all our inquiries and appreciate your patience at this time.

Are the campuses closed?

NAIT has resumed limited activity on campus. Courses will continue to be offered primarily virtually, with limited on-campus learning where it is not possible to meet student learning outcomes through virtual delivery. 

Students, clients and visitors should only come to campus for scheduled labs, shops, classes or corporate training. Students can also use NAIT’s computer lab in CAT if needed. Please come directly for your scheduled activity and leave immediately afterwards.

If you are scheduled to be on campus, follow the coming to campus checklist and safety requirements. Please see the facility and services status page for the current list of closures at NAIT campuses.

What campus services and facilities are open?

Please see the facility and services status page for the current list of what is currently open. For more about student services and how to access them, please visit the Student Services site.

Is there anywhere for me to buy food on campus?

Yes. While we are not opening the full suite of food services at NAIT this fall, we are opening a selection of locations to serve students and staff who are required to be on our campuses. 

You can find a complete listing of open locations, including our hours, on the Facility and Services Status page. This will be updated as needed, so please check back frequently. There will also be several vending machines available across campus.

Students who need to eat on campus can find seating in CAT Square, Starbucks (CAT), Fresh Express and Bytes. The seating area in Common Market will not be open. Seating areas will also be open at Souch and Patricia Campus.

Microwaves in public spaces will not be available due to the risks associated with high-touch surfaces and line-ups.

Will the fitness and recreation facilities on campus be open this fall?

No. On-campus recreation facilities at NAIT will not be available for general staff and student use this fall in order to prioritize the health and safety of our community. Recreation programs will be delivered virtually to all students. For more information, please see the update

Will upcoming events on campus be cancelled?

All events are cancelled for staff and students.

Can I get a refund on parking?

Refunds for student Main Campus parking have been issued, and were pro-rated for March 16 to the permit expiry date.

If you have not received your refund, please email shop@nait.ca.

Is NAIT currently charging for parking?

Parking fees are currently being waived for students, staff and visitors through December 2020.

How do I return items borrowed from the library?

Returning books

Books can be returned 24/7 in the book return slot located at the east entrance doors of the Learning Resources Building (J-Parking Lot).

Returning technology

Contact the library to schedule an appointment to drop off technology. If you need an extension on your loan(s), contact us and we will try to accommodate your request.

Contact us at library@nait.ca or 780.471.8777. Library hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Can you help me deal with my stress? 

Student Counselling remains open for students by phone at 780.378.6133, email at counselling@nait.ca, or through Zoom appointments. Video counselling service is available 24 hours a day through www.mywellnessplan.ca, a support provided by the NAIT Students Association.

Students have access to chaplains who can provide one-on-one consultation on spiritual matters. Chaplains represent several communities of faith and are available to all students and staff, regardless of religious denomination. To arrange a meeting, contact chaplaincy@nait.ca.

Other ways to help deal with stress and anxiety during this time include avoiding excessive exposure to news about the pandemic, scheduling pleasant activities throughout the day, and keeping a healthy perspective. Don’t forget that this difficult time will pass, and that we will learn a great deal from it.

Academic advisors, including career advisors, still offer their services through Skype and phone appointments. Students can book an appointment by phone at 780.471.6248.

Are lockers available for the fall term?

Lockers on Main Campus can be rented online beginning August 24.

Lockers on Souch and Patricia campuses can be rented online beginning August 28.

A variety of shorter rental periods (2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 weeks) will be available at a special rate for Fall 2020.

Please note the weekly term rentals begin from the day you reserve your locker.

Will student services be available on campus in the fall?

Important student supports—such as counselling, library services, the Student Service Centre, advising and learning services—will continue to be delivered virtually and we will begin to introduce more in-person services on campus as health restrictions allow. Computer labs on campus will continue to be available to students.

We will keep students informed as these decisions are made. For the most up-to-date information on what services are available and how to access them, please visit the Facilities and Services Status page.

I'm starting my program in September (fall) 2020 and I will need housing. What are my options?

NAIT students have access to residence with the University of Alberta or MacEwan student residence. These residencies also have 14-day quarantine plans that adhere to government health protocols; please see the links for more details. For other housing resources, please see here.

Will I still be able to book collaboration meeting rooms?

No. The student collaboration meeting rooms are closed and not available to be booked. Students are encouraged to use NAIT's online learning platforms for any group work or collaboration.

I need disability-related services or accommodations. How can I get these?

Please book an appointment with a learning advisor to discuss and set up these services for the first time. If you have had these services through NAIT before, please e-mail learningservices@nait.ca to renew services.

Financial Aid

UPDATED - I am facing challenges because of the COVID-19 situation and need financial support. What should I do?

NAIT recognizes many students have been impacted by COVID-19 and may be facing challenges meeting their financial responsibilities during this uncertain time. This may include paying your bills while in school, managing your funds or paying your tuition in full.

Our Funding Advisors have been actively working towards finding solutions to support students experiencing various financial difficulties. As a student, you may be eligible for student aid (loans and grants), government COVID benefits, emergency funding or payment plans, or a number of interim programs that you may have access to.

The NAIT COVID-19 Student Relief Bursary created by NAITSA and donors is another option to help students whose lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bursary will help students who are experiencing urgent financial needs associated with travel, relocation, medical costs and lost wages.

Students who have been directly impacted by Covid-19 and require urgent financial need such as travel, relocation, medical or lost wages may apply for the Student Relief Bursary. Bursary amounts will vary from student to student ensure the support is meaningful, to a maximum of $2,000 per academic year. Please note that funds are limited, and bursaries are not guaranteed. Applications for the fall semester close December 4, 2020. Funds for the fall semester will be released after September 20, 2020. Please visit Funding Options for eligibility requirements and how to apply.

NAIT Funding Advisors can help you navigate through the various funding options available to you. Please email financialaid@nait.ca and a Funding Advisor will contact you as soon as possible.

UPDATED - I have lost my job as a result of COVID-19. What support is available to me as a student?

Students (including international students) who have experienced job loss as a result of COVID-19 are eligible to apply for the Government of Canada’s Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).

For more information, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit the CERB website.

Students who have been directly impacted by Covid-19 and require urgent financial need such as travel, relocation, medical or lost wages may apply for the Student Relief Bursary. Bursary amounts will vary from student to student ensure the support is meaningful, to a maximum of $2,000 per academic year. Please note that funds are limited, and bursaries are not guaranteed. Applications for Fall Semester close December 4, 2020. Funds for the fall semester will be released after September 20, 2020. Please visit Funding Options for student relief bursary eligibility.

NAIT Funding Advisors can help you navigate through the various funding options available to you. Please email financialaid@nait.ca and a Funding Advisor will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your options. If you have a loss of income because of COVID-19, you may be eligible for increased grant funding.

UPDATED - Will I still be eligible for Alberta Works funding while completing courses online?

Yes. Students attending ESL or Academic Upgrading who are currently receiving Alberta Works funding will continue to be eligible for funding while completing courses online. Attendance will be based on instructor and program expectations while ensuring course objectives are met.

Students approved by Alberta Works to receive Employment Insurance (EI) while attending ESL or Academic Upgrading courses online should continue to report that they are in training. If students have any questions regarding EI, please contact Service Canada at 1.800.206.7218.

Information on Alberta Works funding for upcoming class terms can be found on Funding Options.

What should I do if I have funding through Student Awards and Financial Aid but cannot continue my studies?

Students who are unable to continue studies should contact the Student Awards and Financial Aid office at financialaid@nait.ca to discuss their situation.

UPDATED - How does the situation around COVID-19 affect my student loans if I’m a resident of Alberta?

Alberta student loans

Advanced Education has announced a pause on all repayments of Alberta student loans for six months beginning March 30, 2020. Interest will not accrue during this period and students do not need to apply for this. They may continue making payments during this period and this will not affect their eligibility to receive the benefit. Beginning October 1, 2020, the pause on payments and interest will end. If you require an extension on the non-repayment status, visit studentaid.alberta.ca.

Alberta Student Aid encourages students (and students taking a break from studies) and alumni to visit their website to apply for student aid, make changes to their existing applications, find out how to access the Repayment Assistance Plan and for additional updates.

Government of Canada student loans

Effective March 30, 2020, the Government of Canada announced that payments on Canada Student Loans and Canada Apprentice Loans will be halted until September 30, 2020, with no accrual of interest. If you are registered for pre-authorized payment, it will be automatically stopped.  

Please note, if you are a current student, this suspension does not impact your loan since you have no payment to make and interest does not accumulate while you are studying in a full-time program. 

Visit the Government of Canada student aid website for more information. 

What do I do if I have questions about my student aid during the pandemic but am not a resident of Alberta?

Students applying for or receiving out-of-province student aid should refer to their providers’ websites for updates and information related to COVID-19. Links to these can be found at NAIT Student Aid, Loans and Grants (please scroll to the bottom of that page).


Apprentices

What will apprenticeship training look like at NAIT this fall?

Apprenticeship training will resume starting fall 2020 and will be delivered virtually with limited in-person shops offered where safety guidelines can be met. For more information about upcoming training, please see NAIT’s announcement.

When can I register for apprentice training again?

AIT has announced registration dates for 2020-21 technical training. Please refer to AIT website to see when registration opens for specific trade.

What will my apprenticeship fees be next year?

Apprenticeship tuition and material fees are determined by AIT and the provincial government. You can find more information on the 2020/21 tuition and materials fees, along with funding options for apprentices, on the AIT website. Please refer to the Apprentice fees section for updates on the NAIT and NAITSA mandatory fees.


COVID-19

What if I suspect I might have contracted COVID-19?

Alberta Health Services has developed a simple online assessment tool to help you decide whether you need to call 811 to be tested for COVID-19. It'll guide you to answer questions about your symptoms and take you through steps to help determine whether you need testing. See: ahs.ca/covid

We also recommend you download ABTraceTogether, Alberta Health Services’ mobile contact tracing app that helps to let you know if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19.

If you do need to contact 811 to speak with Alberta Health Services, they will assist you to determine appropriate next steps

I just returned from a trip outside Canada or am planning to travel soon, what do I need to do?

Staff and students should follow government recommendations for all international travel. Alberta Health is recommending against non-essential domestic and international travel at this time. Alberta Health currently recommends that all travellers arriving from abroad self-isolate for 14 days. 

What do I need to do to undergo mandatory self-isolation?  

Alberta Health Services advises that you are legally required to self-isolate for: 

  • 14 days if you returned from international travel or are a close contact of a person with COVID-19, plus an additional 10 days from the onset of symptoms, should they occur 

  • 10 days if you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition 

If you are under mandatory self-isolation, please do not go to school, work, other public areas or community settings.  

To adhere to federal requirements under the Quarantine Act, Albertans who are under mandatory self-isolation must stay inside and can no longer go for walks in their neighbourhood. You may go outside on your own private property if it is not publicly accessible by others. If you live in an apartment building or high-rise, you cannot use elevators and stairwells. If you have a private balcony at least 2 metres away from your closest neighbour, you may go outside on the balcony. 

For full information about public health orders, visit the COVID-19 info for Albertans website. 

Where will I find information on NAIT's response to COVID-19?

Check for regular updates at nait.ca/coronavirus as things are changing rapidly.