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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.
The 2019 NDEF Application process will begin March 15, 2019.
The in-class training session date will be announced early 2019. Those selected for full-funding will be required to attend. Watch this page and our Facebook group for more announcements.
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 getting 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 print off your application package or download it here:
- NDEF Information Sheet
- NDEF Application Form
- Settlement Worker/ EAL Instructor Consent
- SGI Consent
- Photo Release
Please fill in your forms with all relevant information so that we may properly assess your eligibility for the program. If your Settlement Worker, English Teacher, or other Teacher etc. can 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.
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.
The application deadline is April 15, 2019
Submitting Your Application
Applicants must attend an intake interview. To ensure that a staff member is available to serve you, we recommend that you book an appointment for your intake interview at which you can submit your application package. When possible, staff will assist walk-in clients or else book an appointment for them to return.
When you submit your application, it will be reviewed by a staff member. We will ask you to wait while we do this. If it is complete, we will begin your intake interview. If it is incomplete, it will be immediately returned to you and it can be resubmitted when it is complete.