Language Centre

Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs are taught in English. If your first language is not English, you may need to show that you can read, write, speak and understand English well enough to succeed in your chosen program.

Language Testing

To protect the health of test takers in light of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), IELTS and CELPIP tests have been suspended in the Saskatoon campus of Saskatchewan Polytechnic until further notice.

Only locations for IELTS (paper based) tests in Saskatchewan (Regina, Swift Current and Estevan) and Computer Delivered IELTS (Regina) are currently open. Please take care to look after your health at this time by following the latest information and advice. 

Our Programs

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers several English proficiency tests to measure your skills.

Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)

CELPIP is the Canadian English Language Test for Immigration to Canada. The CELPIP General is a four-skill (listening, reading, writing and speaking) English language proficiency test designated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada for permanent resident status in Canada. The CELPIP General-LS is a two-skill (listening and speaking) English language proficiency test accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada for Canadian citizenship. Register at or by calling 1-800-958-5186.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures your proficiency in English by testing your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. IELTS is accepted by over 10,000 organizations in 135 countries worldwide, including university employers, professional bodies and immigration authorities. Learn more about test dates, application and fees, preparation and test results at or

Are you exempt?

Applicants who completed high school or received post-secondary training in certain countries are generally not required to prove their proficiency in English. See the list of exempt countries here.

Your Future

English language proficiency tests can open the door to more than 200 credit and apprenticeship programs at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Take the next step. Contact Academic and Career Education at the campus nearest you.