LINC Instructor

Posted: February 21, 2023
Closes: March 31, 2023


Saskatchewan Intercultural Association

Saskatoon, SK


[email protected]


Who WE are?
The Saskatchewan Intercultural Association (SIA) is a social impact organization and was originally
established in 1964 with culture at the core of its programs and services. SIA's employment programs are
for Newcomers and Indigenous people with the objective of helping them learn about workplace culture
and expectations while supporting them find employment. SIA's settlement programs support
Newcomers to learn English, develop local life skills, and understand Canadian society so they can
integrate more fully into the local community. The agency's intercultural programs provide opportunities
for everyone to learn through heritage language training, cultural dance and performance, and
intercultural and anti-racist education. Let’s just say we are crazy about CULTURE and we are also a
Great Place to Work Certified!

Who YOU are?
As a LINC Instructor, you are an integral part of the SIA team and bring your passion for teaching. You
will create safe and engaging environments where Newcomers can learn the English language and cover
topics that provide information on employment, culture, and local resources that make integration easier.
You will work with a team of very creative and purpose driven individuals from all nations and act on SIA
values of Respect, Compassion, Trust, Inclusion and Kinship.

What do WE offer?
At SIA, we are all about people and culture. We are truly a team in every sense: we trust one another and
support each other towards a common goal. Every day through our programs we make a real difference to
real people. By joining our team, you will be surrounded by highly motivated and passionate people. You
will always be learning and improving in our consistently fun, safe, inclusive and a challenging
environment. We will have your back so you can deliver results and do amazing work for your clients.

How will YOU-WE work?
Everyone’s safety and welfare are our key priorities. That being said, we do not want to let COVID-19
prevent us from doing the work that matters. We are utilizing all kinds of alternative methods in
delivering our programming. Under the current circumstances, this position will be working mostly from
home through several virtual means and connecting with clients and team members through online tools
like Zoom, Moodle, LINC Avenue, and Microsoft Suite. Some in-person class time with clients is required
of this position with safety precautions and procedures in place.
If you are the right candidate who is passionate, have the right skills and can adapt quickly to any
situation, please review further details on the position.

Job Purpose
This position is responsible for creating and delivering lessons from the LINC Program curriculum to
program participants. This employee must be able to relate to participants’ needs and tailor classroom
activities around them. This position must provide timely information to the Program Coordinator in
order to manage participant attendance and CLB advancement.

Position Details
Hours of Instruction Part Time
Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM (flexible prep time paid on top averages 10.5 hours per week)
Total of 25.5 hours per week of work including flex prep time.
$27.50 - $29.00 per hour - depending on experience & qualifications
Contract Length
March 1st, 2023 March 31, 2024 (with possibility of extension).
Deadline to Apply
Until filled


Duties and Responsibilities
Design and deliver lessons at an appropriate level for adult participants attending the class
Create lesson plans in advance of the teaching day based on the LINC Program curriculum
Teach language skills that are employment related to participants using a variety of instructional
techniques, methods and materials
Implement all aspects of Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) and maintain monthly evidence
of advancement as well as all other student related information
Advise the Lead Program Coordinator of participants’ attendance and progress and recommend any
changes in CLB level
Communicate feedback to participants in an appropriate and sensitive manner also accommodating
special learning needs as required.
Keep records and submit reports as required
Submit progress reports and level completion forms by the timelines stipulated
Work in collaboration with the Lead Program Coordinator and the Employment Coordinator to ensure
that the employment and individual needs of the participants are being met, including referrals to other
settlement agencies as deemed appropriate
Maintain neat and organized classroom and assist students with organizing their language portfolios
When required, arrange for a substitute instructor in collaboration with the Lead Program Coordinator.


Recognized TESL certification
An undergraduate degree (not restricted to, but preferably) in one of the following areas: Commerce,
Education, English Language Arts, International Studies, Indigenous Studies, Women’s and Gender
Studies, Social Work or Psychology

1-3 years’ experience teaching English as a subsequent language

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Aware of settlement issues and familiar with educational resources for immigrants
Knowledge and appreciation of contemporary issues related to equity, such as intercultural
understanding, inclusion, anti-racism, Indigenous cultural safety, human rights, language rights and
cultural retention
Ability to teach online through virtual platforms
Skilled at teaching EAL curriculum and developing lesson plans
Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
Must be self-directed and able to teach with limited support or supervision

Requirement of Employment
Criminal record check
Access to high-speed internet at home
Proof of COVID vaccination

Direct Reports

How to apply
Please apply through e-mail by sending your Cover letter and Resume as an attachment to
[email protected]
Indicate the title of the position in the subject line of the e-mail.
We look forward to connecting with you virtually and eventually in person too.
All the best!

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