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The NDEF program helps newcomers to get their Class 5 licence with the ultimate goal being improved settlement and employment outcomes for the individual or family.

To get a Class 5 licence in Saskatchewan, most people must pass the Class 5 Road Test* .  To qualify for this test, you must complete a minimum of 6 hours in-car and 6 hours in-class instruction from a certified driver instructor .  This training can be costly.  The NDEF program helps newcomers to overcome this barrier to obtaining their Class 5 driver’s licence.

NDEF Application Package

Get your application forms.  There are 5 parts to our application package.  Visit our office to pick up your application package or download it here:

  1. NDEF Information Sheet
  2. NDEF Application Form
  3. Settlement Worker/ EAL Instructor Consent
  4. SGI Consent
  5. Photo Release

Please fill in your forms with as much information about your situation as possible so that we may properly assess your eligibility for the program.  If your Settlement Worker or English Teacher, etc. is willing to give you a written reference that will give us more information, we are happy to accept it.  They may send it to us in a sealed envelope or by email.

Please note:

The NDEF Information Sheet outlines the eligibility criteria for the program.  English ability is an important factor:

 All applicants must: Be able to communicate in English.

Priority is given to: Those who are able to provide evidence that their English ability is adequate to benefit from the program.  Generally speaking, this means having CLB levels above 3 (Speaking & Listening).  People with levels lower than this are very unlikely to receive NDEF funding.  Please be aware of this when considering whether to apply to the program.

Important News:

  • We are now accepting applications for NDEF 2017.


Deadline is Friday June 2nd, 2017. Applications will be accepted only up until this date.   

When you submit your application, it will be reviewed by a staff member.  If it is complete, an intake appointment will be booked.  If it is incomplete, it will be immediately returned to you and it can be resubmitted when it is complete.  

Intake Interview

Applicants must attend an intake interview.  You may book your interview appointment when you submit your application. Contact us to book your appointment.