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COVID-19 – March 28th

Mar 30, 2020

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Student Updates

  • Classes for Gabriel Dumont Institute/Dumont Technical Institute are currently being delivered remotely.


  • Saskatoon DTI ABE Level 4 Program—the following classes (previously delivered by Cindy) are postponed until March 30, 2020: English B 30, Psychology 30, English A 30 (flex), and Native Studies 30 (flex). When these classes resume they will be delivered via remote delivery.
  • The Fort Qu’Appelle DTI Enhanced Carpentry and Solar Panel Installation program, which started Monday March 16, 2020, is suspended until further notice.


Student Loans

  • Even though post-secondary classes are being cancelled or delayed, current student loan payments will continue through April as usual. Any student who was scheduled to receive a payment in April will receive that payment. Students should check their online account for details.


Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment Funded Clients:

  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered will not have their income support, dependent care, and other non-travel-related allowances penalized, reduced, or cancelled.
  • Funded clients who receive daily travel to commute to their program will have their daily travel allowance discontinued as of March 27, 2020, unless still required by programs that remain in class.
  • Additional supports are available for funded clients who are required to relocate due to the COVID-19 situation.
  • Additional supports are also being offered to funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered, who would benefit from tutoring when programs resume.
  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are cancelled or extended due to COVID-19 will be allowed a one-time extension to their intervention.


GDI Graduation Ceremonies

  • All graduation ceremonies and events for all GDI/DTI/GDC programs to June 30, 2020 are postponed. Rescheduling to celebrate/mark graduations will be assessed in the future.


Public Updates

  • The GDI Prince Albert building remains closed until further notice.
  • The GDI Prince Albert building is closed effective Thursday evening, March 26, 2020. No students, staff, or public are allowed in the building at this time. A staff member was notified they may have been exposed to COVID-19. The Institute is in contact with Public Health officials and following their direction to ensure the safety of the building for staff, students, and public.


  • GDI facilities and service offices are closed to public access. Students and clients may be served by appointment and/or remotely. Call GDI toll-free at 1-877-488-6888.



  • DTI’s Testing Services Center in Saskatoon and Mobile Testing Lab – Closed until April 30th, at which time it will be re-evaluated to determine the public safety of opening up the center.

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