SAS Canada Academic Program

The SAS Canada Academic Program is a SAS sponsored educational program aimed to strengthen your SAS expertise in the analytics field.

“Your SAS expertise has never been more valuable or more in demand and not in statistics, but also in such diverse areas as marketing, finance, economics, molecular biology, geology, engineering, life sciences and, of course, MBA programs.”

- Dr. Jim Goodnight,
Founder and CEO of SAS.

Getting started

Video Installation Instructions

  • Click here to view the Step 1 Video Installation Instructions.
  • Click here to view the Step 2 Video Installation Instructions.

Please contact if you experience any IT issues.

Learning Resources

E-Learning Resources

SAS Canada offers e-Learning resources for students. Email and ask for your student code to unlock 12+ e-courses at no cost.

SAS Integrates with Open Source

Did you know that SAS software integrates with open source? Here are some valuable resources to help maximize your SAS and open source skills:

SAS Programs in Jupyter Notebook 

Jupyter and SAS University Edition

Calling R Procedures from SAS/IML Software

10 Tips for Simulating Data with SAS

Using R in SAS Enterprise Miner

SAS Programming for R Users

SAS Open Integration for Learning

Intro to SASPy

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Social Media and Online Resources

Connect with us on social media on Twitter @SASAcademicCA and on Instagram @sascanada




Watch free SAS video tutorials that have been viewed more than 250,000 times. Many of these videos include “how to” demos and other tips and tricks for SAS users. is an amazing search website for SAS users that covers several topics and case studies.  Containing thousands of papers written and reviewed by SAS Users from around the world – with their contact info available, so you can connect!

Certifications and Badges

  • Check out how SAS Certification helped Yonjoon Choo’s career at Deloitte!”
  • In preparation for the SAS Certification exam, you can find sample exams and questions here.
  • Once certified, email to join the SAS Certified Graduates list! The SAS Academic Program will send analytics and data science job postings via this mailing list on a regular basis. Only certified students will be able to join this jobs list.
  • After you pass a SAS Certification exam, collect and share your SAS Certification Badge on email signatures, digital resumes and social media, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. The digital images contain verified metadata that confirms your accomplishments

Stay Connected: Resources for your CareerVideo Installation Instructions

Download SAS University Edition directly to your computer.

SAS University Edition includes the most recent releases of SAS Studio, Base SAS, SAS/STAT, SAS/IML and SAS/ACCESS.

SAS On-Demand for Academics (SODA) is a FREE cloud based program that allows you to access SAS Enterprise Miner, SAS Enterprise Guide and SAS Studio.

Join the SAS Canada Community site to connect with local users and SAS Canada staff.

Users and thought leaders share their expertise through blogs, video interviews and group discussions. This community is a great place to grow your SAS knowledge and network!

Join local SAS user groups in Toronto and across Canada. Registration is free!

Watch this video to hear from Dean McKeown, Director, Scotiabank Centre for Customer Analytics at Smith School of Business and Peter Christoffersen, Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management (Lead Professor in Rotman’s Master of Financial Risk Management) discuss the importance of analytics education with SAS Canada Academic Program Lead, Mark Morreale; focusing on the benefits to students.