Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

Software-based translations do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language. The Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Language Training

English is the main language in Saskatchewan and you will use it to communicate with your employer, doctor, and neighbours. You will also need it in your day to day activities, such as shopping. The more you are able to understand and speak English the greater the chances of your success in living and working in Saskatchewan.

Canadian Language Benchmarks

Many language programs in Canada use a system called the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs) to describe and test how well you speak and understand English.

You can learn more about the CLBs at the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks website or take an online self-assessment.

Finding English Classes in Saskatchewan

When you arrive in Saskatchewan, you can contact your nearest Regional Newcomer Gateway for information about opportunities to learn English. Many of the English classes offered are free.

Registering for an English Class

Before you register for an English class, you need a language assessment. The language assessment or language test will tell you what your CLB level is and which language classes can help you improve. The Regional Newcomer Gateway or your local Regional College will help you get an appointment for a language test.

Keep your assessment score with you and show it when you are registering for English classes. You also need your assessment results to register for employment services.

Language Classes

There are many free language classes provided by the Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan to assist immigrants living in Saskatchewan to learn English to help them settle and find and keep jobs. You can take the classes in a classroom or online. Contact the Regional Newcomer Gateway near you for more information about language classes, or find out about language classes near you by visiting Find Programs and Services to Help You Settle in Saskatchewan.

These classes don't prepare you for entrance into university or for professional licensing. Also, you can't use the results from your language assessment for your immigration application.

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