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 focus classes to learn about Canadian employer expectations, pre-employment, and soft skills. Currently, we offer 100% online classes only.

To be eligible, you must have permanent resident status in Canada and have a completed Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT). Please contact the Language Assessment and Referral Centre (LARC) to arrange an English placement test.

Minimum technical requirements for online LINC:

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

Online Class 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 EduLINC 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 EduLINC.

Funded by the Government of Canada

Full-time Day Class

Part-time Day Class

Part-time Evening Class

Weekend Class

~3-3.5 hours/day

~2 hours/day

~2 hours/day

~3-3.5 hours/week

Monday-Friday

Monday-Friday

Monday-Thursday

Saturday only

Anytime between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm

Anytime between 9:00 and 11:30 am or 12:30 and 3:00 pm

Anytime between 6:15 and 8:45 pm

Anytime between 10:00 am and 3:30 pm

~15-17.5 hrs/week

~10 hours/week

~10 hours/week

Some Saturday classes add 2.5 hrs of online work/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 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, 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 Language Assessment and Referral Centre (LARC).

Childcare Services

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

Full-time Day Class

Part-time Day Class

Part-time Evening Class

Weekend Class

~3-3.5 hours/day

~2 hours/day

~2 hours/day

~3-3.5 hours/week

Monday-Friday

Monday-Friday

Monday-Thursday

Saturday only

Anytime between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm

Anytime between 9:00 and 11:30 am or 12:30 and 3:00 pm

Anytime between 6:30 and 9:00 pm

Anytime between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm

~15-17.5 hrs/week

~10 hours/week

~10 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 Test (CLBPT) 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 Language Assessment and Referral Centre (LARC).

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