2017 Driver Education Program for Newcomers

Are you interested in getting your driver’s licence? You may qualify for partial funding to complete your driver training course and get your Saskatchewan driver’s licence!

Do you have a Saskatchewan learner’s licence?

Have you had your learner’s licence for at least 5 months?

Have you practised driving in a Saskatchewan city?

If yes, this program might be for you! 

This program is open to Permanent Residents and Temporary Residents (certain conditions apply) in Saskatchewan, in the area serviced by Southeast Newcomer Services, who are required to complete a driver education program to obtain a Saskatchewan driver’s licence.

The Driver Education Program for Newcomers covers the partial cost of the 6 hours in class and 6 hours in car commercial driver education program for eligible applicants.

Eligibility:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must hold a valid Class 7 learner’s licence (cannot be suspended, expired or owe SGI money)
  • Must be a first time driver (cannot hold a driver’s licence in any other province/country)
  • Must be a Saskatchewan resident residing in the area serviced by Southeast Newcomer Services
  • Must be a Permanent Resident who has resided in Canada for no more than 5 years
  • Or Must be a Temporary Foreign Worker on a valid work permit who has been nominated under SINP Program or submitted an application for permanent residence under one of the federal immigration programs; or who are Live-In-Caregivers on a valid work permit. A copy of the applicable immigration document must be provided as proof.
  • Be able to communicate in English
  • Priority is given to applicants who are low income
  • Must meet with the Settlement Advisor at Southeast Newcomer Services for a needs assessment and to develop a settlement plan
  • Applicants are only eligible once for this grant

 In-eligible applicants:

  • Visitors to Canada
  • Seasonal labourers
  • International Students on a student permit
  • Canadian citizens
  • Applicants without a valid learner’s licence

Application Process:

  • Applicants are required to fill out an application form and submit applicable supporting documentation
  • Applications have to be submitted in writing either by mail, fax, email or by hand to:

Southeast Newcomer Services

1108-6th Street

Estevan, SK S4A 1A8

Fax: 306-637-3826

Email: nancy.newcomerserv@sasktel.net

  • Weyburn Application deadline is: April 26th 2017 by 1:00 p.m.
  • Estevan Application deadline is: May 8th, 2017 by 1:00 p.m.
  • The deadline might be reopened depending on the number of intake applications
  • Applicants will be notified following an interview at to whether or not they have been accepted to participate.

NOTE: In class session for Weyburn is May 15th, and May 27th for Estevan. These sessions will be held at the Weyburn Public Library and Days Inn respectively. In car driving hours will follow the completion of the classroom training. For further information you may contact our office at (306)637-4920.

Checklist:

  • Application form, signed and dated
  • Copy of your Saskatchewan Learner’s Licence
  • Copy of Permanent Resident card or
  • Copy of the Confirmation of Permanent Residence/ Record of Landing or
  • Copy of Work Permit and SINP Nomination Letter
  • Copy of your most recent CLB test or assessment

Click the following link to download application form: 2017 Driver Education Application Form

Driver Education