Q: Do I need to make an appointment for a language assessment or referral?
A: Yes, please contact LARC Saskatoon at 306-651-5272 and LARC Regina at 306-525-5272 or drop by in person to schedule an appointment.
During the booking, a staff member will ask you some questions in order to determine your service needs.
Q: I need to cancel/reschedule my appointment. What should I do?
A: Please contact the LARC at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment in order to cancel.
Q: I missed my appointment. What should I do?
A: Please contact the LARC to reschedule your appointment.
Q: Who is Eligible for an assessment at the LARC?
- Permanent Residents 18 years and over
- Convention Refugees
Q: What documents can I use to prove that I am a Permanent Resident?
- Permanent Resident Card AND
- Confirmation of Permanent Residence (landing paper)
- *Official Letter of Decision from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, determining that the claimant is a Convention Refugee
*For Convention Refugees only
Q: Who is not Eligible for an assessment at the LARC?
- Canadian Citizens
- Work Permit Holders
- Refugee Claimants
- Children and Youth under 18 years of age
* If you are not eligible for an assessment at the LARC, you may contact the Newcomer Information Centre in Saskatoon OR the Newcomer Welcome Centre in Regina for other options.
Q: Does the assessment certificate expire?
A: Yes, the Assessment Report expires one year after the date of the assessment.
Q: How often can I be assessed?
A: After the Assessment Report expires (after one year) AND one year after exiting the LINC Program (if applicable).
*If it has been less than one year and you wish to study English, you may contact the LARC for a referral to a federally funded language class. You will not have to write another test.
Q: I do not want to go to English class, can I still get an assessment?
A: No, you musts register for a LINC class following your assessment. Please contact the LARC office to inquire about other options.
Q: Can I use my LARC Assessment Report to apply for Citizenship?
A: No, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) requires other documentation for Citizenship applications.
For more details, please visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/guides/CIT0002ETOC.asp#language
Q: Does the assessment or referral cost money?
A: No, our assessments and referrals are FREE of charge.
Q: Do the English classes cost money?
A: No, the LINC classes are free because they are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Q: When should I come for my appointment?
A: You should arrive for registration at least 15 minutes before your scheduled test time.
Q: How long will the assessment/test process take?
A: The assessment/test process could take up to 2 hours.
Q: I have children. Can I bring my children to my appointment?
A: The LARC offers childminding services for children ages 6 months to 12 years. Please contact the LARC for more details on the available times.
Q: What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?
A: We require documentation on Proof of Permanent Residence. This is a Government of Canada issued document. You must bring your landing papers and your Permanent Residence card.
If you have attended a federally-funded language class (LINC) within the past year, please bring your official LINC Exit Form that states the following information: entry date, exit date, and the CLB levels you achieved at time of exit.