This notice outlines how Sault College collects, uses and shares personal information. Sault College adheres to applicable privacy laws including the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Information collected by the college is used for educational, administrative, employment-related and statistical purposes of the College and/or ministries and agencies of the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada and under the authority of The Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002, S.O. 2002. Student information collected by Sault College may be used for activities including but not limited to admission, registration, campus and course access, and graduation.
Sault College is required to disclose personal information such as Ontario Education Numbers, student characteristics and educational outcomes to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities under s. 15 of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M.19, as amended. The ministry collects this data for purposes such as planning, allocating and administering public funds to colleges, universities and other post-secondary educational and training institutions and to conduct research and analysis, including longitudinal studies, and statistical activities conducted by or on behalf of the ministry for purposes that relate to post-secondary education and training. Further information on how the Minister of Colleges and Universities uses this personal information is available on the Ministry of Colleges and Universities website.
EDI-Related Data Notice of Collection
Sault College is committed to data-informed equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) action to minimize systemic barriers and to help build a more inclusive and equitable environment for applicants and students alike. Our commitment to data-informed action is a conscious decision to foster respectful communication and outreach with all applicants. It is our shared responsibility to encourage anti-oppressive, inclusive practices that embrace the meaningful, sustainable innovation needed for everyone to know they belong. At Sault College, EDI-related data collected through the application process will not be used to negatively influence an admissions decision.
We may use applicant information for communication outreach (i.e., email) regarding services or opportunities (i.e., advising or awards) that is tailored and supportive based on an applicant’s intersecting identities. EDI aggregate data may also be used for statistical or information purposes to better inform Sault’s policies, services and daily practices. We are committed to being transparent about our EDI work and actions and why they are important to us. If you have questions or feedback about our collection of data, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statistics Canada Notice
Statistics Canada is the national statistical agency. As such, Statistics Canada carries out hundreds of surveys each year on a wide range of matters, including education. It is essential to be able to follow students across time and institutions to understand, for example, the factors affecting enrolment demand at postsecondary institutions. The increased emphasis on accountability for public investment means that it is also important to understand 'outcomes'. In order to conduct such studies, Statistics Canada asks all colleges and universities to provide data on students and graduates. Institutions collect and provide to Statistics Canada, student identification information (student's name, student ID number, Social Insurance Number), student contact information (address and telephone number), student demographic characteristics, enrolment information, previous education, and labour force activity.
The federal Statistics Act provides the legal authority for Statistics Canada to obtain access to personal information held by educational institutions. The information may be used for statistical purposes only, and the confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act prevent the information from being released in any way that would identify a student.
Students who do not wish to have their information used can ask Statistics Canada to remove their identifying information from the national database. On request by a student, Statistics Canada will delete an individual's contact information (name, address, or other personal identifiers) from the PSIS database.
To make such a request, please contact us:
Monday to Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
EST/EDST 1-800-307-3382 or
Institutional Surveys Section Centre for Education Statistics
Statistics Canada, Main Building, SC 2100-K
Tunney's Pasture, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0T6