English Language Training

English Language Training

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

Are you a newcomer or refugee?

Sask Polytech offers LINC in Saskatoon and Regina for CLB 5-8. LINC is fully funded by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

LINC can help develop your English language skills so that you can successfully integrate into Canadian society. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are enhanced through a variety of activities and uses of technology. We also have employment language focused classes to learn about Canadian employer expectations, pre-employment and soft skills.

The LINC certificate can be used to apply for citizenship. A minimum CLB 4 is required in Listening and Speaking.

The LINC certificate cannot be used as proof of English language when applying for university or college.

All LINC students must maintain an 80% attendance average to stay in our free program.

Minimum technical requirements for online and blended LINC:

  • computer/laptop or
  • smartphone or
  • tablet
  • Internet connection
  • webcam with microphone (if you are using a computer or laptop)

Online Attendance

1/3 of Attendance Average = Live Video Sessions

This is when you will see, hear, and speak with your teacher and classmates. We use Zoom and BigBlueButton.

1/3 of Attendance Average = Interactive Activities

This is when you will do engaging online activities via Avenue.ca or other websites, participate in discussion forums, do group or pair work with classmates.

1/3 of Attendance Average = Independent Work

This is for assignments, tasks, and time to study by yourself. This will be done on Avenue.ca.

LINC Student Career Strategist

 Are you a professional and need help tailoring your resume to get a similar job in Canada?

 Are you wondering what career would suit your goals, skills, and interests?

 Do you need job interview practice? 

Our LINC Student Career Strategist can help you with:

  • Setting and assessing your career or job goals
  • Resumes, cover letters, and job interview skills
  • Understanding the 9 Essential Skills, Canada Job Bank, and National Occupation Classification (NOC)
  • Creating connections to employers (when possible) and referring you to professional or educational services

 Note: These sessions can be completed online or in-person depending on demand and availability.

Funded by the Government of Canada

 

Join Sask Polytech LINC

Step one

Take the free Canadian Language Benchmark placement assessment (CLBPA).

Note: To be eligible for our LINC program, you must hold permanent resident status in Canada and must complete the free Canadian Language Benchmark placement assessment (CLBPA) at the Language Assessment and Referral Centre (LARC).

Please click on the Regina or Saskatoon information below for more details.

Step two 

Once you have completed your CLBPA test at LARC, you can apply to Sask Polytech LINC. The LARC will send your CLB scores to Sask Polytech LINC.

Select your location below and contact the LINC program in your area for registration details.

2022-23 Academic Year Blended Class Schedules

Full-time Day Classes

(CLB 5-8)

Part-time Day Classes

(CLB 5-8)

Part-time Evening Classes

(CLB 5-8)

Saturday Classes

(CLB 5-8)

Tues & Thurs: 5 hrs/day in-person

Mon, Wed, Fri: 5 hrs/day online

Mon & Wed: 2.5 hrs/day in-person

Tues, Thurs, Fri: 2.5 hrs/day online

Tues & Wed: 2.5 hrs/day in-person

Mon & Thurs: 2.5 hrs/day online

Two Saturday mornings per month: 3 hrs in-person

All other time will be online.

Monday - Friday

 

Monday - Friday Monday - Thursday Saturday only
9:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

9:15 - 11:45 a.m. (a.m. class)

12:15 - 2:45 p.m. (p.m. class)

6:15 - 8:45 p.m. 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
25 hrs/week 12.5 hrs/week 10 hrs/week 5 - 7.5 hrs/week

 

2022-23 Academic Year 100% Online Class Schedules

Part-time Day Classes

(CLB 5-8)

2.5 hrs/day online
Monday - Friday

9:15 - 11:45 a.m. (a.m. class)

12:15 - 2:45 p.m. (p.m. class)

12.5 hrs/week

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 5 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 assessment (CLBPA) with a LINC language assessor. The staff at LARC provide information on the various LINC programs in Regina. Once you make your choice, an email with your Placement Test results will be sent by LARC to your chosen LINC program. You must contact the LINC program or school to put your name on the wait list.

Regina LARC is located at:
2445 13th Avenue
Regina Saskatchewan
S4P 0W1
306-525-5272
info.larcregina@iwssaskatoon.org 
www.larcsaskatchewan.org 

Currently, we are offering classes online only. To register for Regina Campus LINC, you must contact the Regina LINC office.

Phone: 306 775-7500
Email: reginalinc@saskpolytech.ca 

Those that are temporary foreign workers, international students, or new Canadian citizens 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 Welcome Centre (NWC).

Child care services

Funding to cover daycare costs for pre-kindergarten children is available.

2022-23 Academic Year Blended Class Schedules

Full-time Day Classes

(CLB 5-8)

Part-time Evening Classes

(CLB 5-7)

Saturday Classes

(CLB 5-8)

Mon & Thurs & Fri: 5 hours/day in-person 

Tues & Wed: 4 hours/day online

Mon & Thurs: 2.5 hours/evening in-person 

Tues & Wed: 2 hours/evening online

First 2-3 Saturdays of the month: 5 hrs/Saturday in-person

Last Saturday of the month: 4 hours/Saturday online

Monday - Friday

Monday - Thursday

Saturday only

Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Between 6:30 and 9 p.m.

Between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

23 hrs/week

9 hours/week

4 - 5  hrs/week

 

2022-23 Academic Year 100% Online Class Schedules

Part-time Day Classes

(CLB 5-8)

Part-time Evening Classes

(CLB 7/8 only)

2 hours/day

2 hours/evening

Monday-Friday

Monday-Thursday

Anytime between 9 and 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 and 3 p.m.

Anytime between 6:30 and 9 p.m.

10 hours/week

8 hours/week

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) on Saskatoon Campus, is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Tuition is completely covered by IRCC. Saskatoon Campus offers LINC classes from CLB 5 to CLB 8 in three programs: Day, Evening, and Saturday.

Those that have Permanent Resident status can enroll in the Saskatoon Campus LINC program. The first step is to contact the Language Assessment and Referral Centre (LARC) and schedule a Canadian Language Benchmarks placement assessment (CLBPA) with a LINC language assessor. The staff at LARC provide information on the various LINC programs in Saskatoon. Once you make your choice, an email with your Placement Test results will be sent by LARC to your chosen LINC program. You must contact the LINC program or school to put your name on the wait list.

Saskatoon LARC is located at:
201-336 5th Avenue North Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7K 2P4
306-651-5272
info.larcsaskatoon@iwssaskatoon.org 
www.larcsaskatchewan.org 

Currently, we are offering classes online only. To register for Saskatoon Campus LINC, you must contact the Saskatoon LINC office.
Phone: 306 659-4152 or 306 659-4570
Email: saskatoonlinc@saskpolytech.ca 

Those that are temporary foreign workers, international students, or new Canadian citizens 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 (NIC).

Child care services
Funding to cover daycare costs for pre-kindergarten children is available.

 

If you want to apply to a Sask Polytech post-secondary program, but don't meet the English Language Requirements, consider taking English for Academic Purposes.

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