English Language Training
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)
Have you recently immigrated to Canada?
Sask Polytech offers LINC in Regina and Saskatoon. LINC can help develop your English language skills up to CLB 10 so that you can successfully integrate into Canadian society. Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills are enhanced through a variety of classroom activities and uses of technology.
To be eligible, you must have permanent resident status in Canada and have a completed Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT).
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) on Regina Campus, is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Tuition is completely covered by IRCC. Regina Campus offers LINC classes from CLB 4 to CLB 8 in three programs: Day, Evening and Saturday.
Those that have Permanent Resident status can enroll in the Regina Campus LINC program. The first step is to contact the Language Assessment and Referral Centre (LARC) and schedule a Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT) with a LINC language assessor. The staff at LARC provide information on the various LINC programs in Regina. Once you make your choice, you will be given a referral card and a certificate indicating the results from the CLBPT. You must bring this, in person, to the LINC program that is listed on the card.
Until March 17, 2017, you can find the LARC on the 7th floor of 2010 11th Avenue, Regina SK, S4P 0J3.
On April 3rd, the LARC will be permanently located at:
2445 13th Avenue
To register for Regina Campus LINC, you must bring your CLBPT scores to office number 415 at the Regina Campus between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday. On Fridays, the office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Saturdays, it is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Those that have Canadian Citizenship have an opportunity to take an online English Language course provided by the Saskatchewan Government's Ministry of the Economy. This online course is for CLB 4 to CLB 8 classes only. Information on how to register for this can be obtained by contacting the Regina Campus LINC office in person or by phone or email.
For more information, please call 306-775-7500.
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) provides English language instruction based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks to permanent residents. It is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The Saskatoon Campus offers LINC classes from CLB 1 to CLB 10 in three programs, day, evening and Saturday.
To enrol in the Saskatoon Campus LINC, the first step is to contact the Language Assessment and Referral Centre and schedule a Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT) with a LINC language assessor. The staff at the Centre inform the clients of the organizations that offer LINC in Saskatoon and the clients choose where they wish to attend. They are given a referral card and a certificate with their scores that they must take in-person to the organization of their choice to be added to that organization’s waitlist.
Our LINC office locations and hours in Saskatoon are:
- 1130 Idylwyld Drive North between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, and between 9 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
- 226 – 230 20th Street East between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Those that have Canadian Citizenship have an opportunity to take Stage I and Stage II classes offered by the province. For these classes, the first step is to contact the Newcomer Information Centre. Another option is an online English language course, LINC Home Study. Information on how to register for these online classes can be obtained by contacting the Language Assessment and Referral Centre.
For more information, please call 306-659-5702.