Community Services

There are a number of community organizations in Saskatoon that can provide services to help you settle in Saskatoon.

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Settlement Services

Settlement services can help you with your immediate settlement needs like housing, health, insurance, obtaining a driver’s license, etc., as well as more in-depth one-on-one planning and guidance.

They can also help you understand and use services in Saskatoon and area, and help you find answers to your questions and guide you as you settle in your community.

In Saskatoon, federal settlement counselling is offered at the Saskatoon Open Door Society.
Provincial Settlement Advisors are located at the following organizations and are available to serve within the Regional Gateway area (150 kilometre radius of Saskatoon):

Please note: Settlement Counselors or Advisors cannot help you with immigration documents and processes. Please contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada or the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program.

Employment Services

The NIC can connect you to labour market groups, one-on-one counselling or credential recognition services at the following organizations:

Language Assessment (CLBPT - also known as CLB)

A test called the “Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test” (CLBPT) is used to find out how well you write, read, speak and understand English. This test must be completed in order to refer you to the correct class to learn English. For a test appointment, contact the Newcomer Information Centre or call 343-8303. Permanent Residents may contact LARC at (306) 651-5272.

For acceptable documents for immigration or citizenship see:
a. CELPIP General (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program General test); or
b. CELPIP General-LS – a two-skills (listening and speaking) version of the CELPIP General test; or
c. IELTS – General training (International English Language Testing System);


English Language Training (LINC, Stage 1 & Stage 2)

Other ESL:

Programs for Families & Individuals


Health Services


Daycare & Parenting Information

Services for Seniors