Our Services

Visit us to find out more about the services we can provide at the NIC to help you settle in Saskatoon.

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We provide:

Information

  • Up-to-date information about programs and services that are available to you
  • Access to a computer, printer, photocopier and scanner
  • Access to fax machines and telephones (for local calls only)

English language assessment appointments and testing

  • Find out if you are eligible for a Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBPT), sometimes referred to as a CLB test.
  • If you have a Work Permit or are a Canadian Citizen (8 years or less) contact the Newcomer Information Centre This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (306) 343-8303.
  • If you are a Permanent Resident and wish to learn English contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (306) 651-5272.
  • Once an assessment (test) is completed, you can be referred to the Language Instruction for Newcomers in Canada (LINC) program provided by the Government of Canada (CIC) or the Stage 1 and Stage 2 programs funded by the Government of Saskatchewan (ECON).

Appointments and referrals for Settlement Services

  • The NIC can refer you to the appropriate settlement service. Referrals can be made to federally funded Settlement Counsellors or a provincially funded Settlement Advisor.

Referrals
The NIC can also provide referrals and information to employment services, community programs and many other resources.

Interpretation Services

  • If possible, please have family members or friends who speak some English assist you.
  • We provide interpretation services by phone in 170 languages including French, Chinese (Mandarin), German, Korean, Farsi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Urdu, Bengali, Somali, Swahili, Amharic, Vietnamese, Acholi, S’gaw (Karen), Dzongkha (Bhutanese), Tigrinya, Arabic, Nepalese, and Hebrew.