Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

The University of Regina offers free English language classes.  At the U of R you can improve your English and integrate into Canadian culture while enjoying a university atmosphere. LINC is fully funded by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Class schedule

Class options: Classes Available for CLB Literacy, CLB Level 1-4

Five daytime classes/week:

Monday to Friday

9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Four daytime classes/week

Monday to Thursday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Weekend Classes:

Saturday

9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Two evening classes/week:

Monday and Wednesday

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Two evening classes/week:

Tuesday and Thursday

6:00 pm - 9:00pm

Four evening classes/week:

Monday to Thursday

6:00 pm - 9:00pm

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Eligibility

You are eligible for the LINC program if you:

  • are a Permanent Resident of Canada, Protected Person or Refugee,
  • are 18 years of age or older

Benefits

  • Many class options to fit your schedule
  • On-campus childcare during your evening classes
  • Small class sizes with TESL accredited classes
  • LINC certificate upon completion of CLB 4
  • Various fun activities and events to accelerate integration into Canadian culture

Registration

Step 1: Take the Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT)

You need to visit the Language Assessment and Referral Centre (LARC) to take a CLBPT test.

LARC is located at:
100-2445 13th Avenue
Regina, SK  S4P 0W1

Step 2: Choose your LINC program

If you choose to join the LINC program at the University of Regina, you must come to the LINC office:

  • CLBPT scores
  • Confirmation of Permanent Residency
  • Permanent resident card (if applicable)
  • Referral card from LARC

The University of Regina LINC office has temporarily moved to:

LINC - ESL Program office
University of Regina
Wakpá Tower, Room 114
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, Saskatchewan  S4S 0A2

Office hours

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm 

Childcare Services 

Childcare is provided on campus by Wascana Centre Daycare. Childcare is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Please be aware of the following:

  • Childcare is provided only during LINC evening classes,
  • Childcare is provided for children between the ages of 18 months and 12 years of age,
  • Students who receive childcare services are required to maintain a minimum attendance rate of 90%. 

Parking

Please refer to the parking map for reference 

1. LINC day time students can purchase a regular "M" Parking Permit which costs $46.50 per month. This permit allows you to park in areas marked "M".

2. LINC evening (after 5:00 pm) and weekend students can park for free in areas marked either "M" or "Z", or at any parking meter.

To get a parking permit at Parking and Transportation Services Office, please bring your:

  • photo ID,
  • student ID #, and
  • vehicle license plate number

U-Pass

During the Fall and Winter semesters, LINC students can opt into the U-Pass service. For a fee of $87.60 per semester, students get a city-wide transit pass that is valid for the entire semester. To opt into the U-Pass service, bring your student ID # to the URSU desk in the Riddell Centre.

Contact us

If you have any question of concerns, please contact the LINC Office: