TCET Language Curriculum Training Services (LCTS)

Mental Health PD Initiative: Conference for LINC Instructors & Administrators - Toronto Area

Organized by:  Language Curriculum Training Services (LCTS) , Centre for Education & Training (TCET)
Funded by:  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Event Run Time: Friday, March 23, 2018, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Event Location:  Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON L5H 2M9

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For more information, please contact:

Susan Webb
Coordinator, Language Curriculum Training Services (LCTS)
Centre for Education & Training
905-949-0049 x1256 
swebb@tcet.com

Settlement Information Services

Newcomer Information Centre Services

Newcomer Information Centres (NIC) are walk-in information centres funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to provide free, up to date settlement information and referral for the smooth transition of newcomers to life in Canada. NIC is open to permanent residents, convention refugees and prospective immigrants. 

PrepCan Pre-Arrival Employment Services

PrepCan provides free, online pre-arrival employment services to PR Visa holders prior to coming to Canada. We can help you prepare for the Canadian Labour Market, find the resources you need to make informed decisions and attain your professional goals once you come to Canada. Visit www.prepcan.ca for more info.

Virtual Newcomer Information Centre

Virtual Newcomer Information Centre provides free online employment and settlement information services to Permanent Convention Refugees. We can help you with your employment and settlement inquiries online if you are not able to come to one of our 5 locations. To register and for more information visit www.niconline.ca

Settlement Language Services

Language services including:

  • CLARS Language Assessment Centres
  • HARTs
  • Language Assessment Support Services (Ontario) | LASS
  • LINC Home Study Program
  • National Language Assessment Training Services | NLATS
  • Translation & Interpretation Services and more

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently had one of their Welcome to Canada videos, Your First Two Weeks in Canada, dubbed into Arabic.

The video is intended to help newcomers prepare for their life in Canada and explain some of the initial steps that they should take upon arrival. See video below:

Contact HARTs

Website: www.hartsystem.ca
Submit an email to our helpdesk

Phone: 905-949-0049 ext. 1247
Toll-free: 1-866-277-5462 ext. 1247
Fax: 905-949-6636

Centre for Education & Training

Sussex Centre
50 Burnhamthorpe West, Suite 410
Mississauga, ON, L5B 3C2
Telephone: (905) 949-0049 x 1247

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Language Curriculum Training Services (LCTS)

Centre for Education & Training's LCTS Peel-Halton-Dufferin-Thunder Bay-Windsor-London Instructors' Forum on Tutela.ca provides curriculum-based professional development support specific to LINC and ELT classrooms.  Our service areas for IRCC-funded language instructors are the Ontario regions of Peel, Halton and Dufferin; and, we also now serve instructors in Thunder Bay, Windsor and London.

Coordinators and instructors will have access to webinars presented on relevant and current topics.  Additionally, instructors are encouraged to share best practices and resources specific to professional development needs and teacher activities.

Visit the 'Teaching Resources' section on www.languagepeelhalton.ca for the annual Calendar of Professional Development via Webinars, and a Teaching Calendar of selected cultural, political, and commemorative dates and upcoming events that may be of interest, relevant to the LINC curriculum. 

TEACHING RESOURCES

The Language Teachers' Resource Centre (LTRC) is a lending library open to all language instructors employed by organizations that are members of the Peel/Halton/Dufferin Language Partnership.

The LTRC's collection includes classroom texts, videos, DVDs, CDs, instruction manuals, professional development materials, and more. Materials may be borrowed for a period of up to 3 weeks.

Browse the Language Teachers' Resource Centre Online Index, or visit the Language Teachers' Resource Centre in person, by appointment only.

To book an appointment and for more information, please contact:
Susan Webb
LCTS Curriculum Coordinator
905-949-0049 x1256

Centre for Education & Training  
Sussex Centre, Community Door
50 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Suite 300
Mississauga, ON L6B 3C2

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This project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Online Language Assessment

Canadian Language Benchmarks

Online Self-Assessment (CLB-OSA)

Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens

Autoévaluation en ligne (NCLC-AEL)

Available in English and French, these FREE online assessments are low stakes, task-based assessment instruments based on the 12 Canadian Language Benchmarks. In two language skill areas of Reading and Listening, the tools assess general English or French proficiency on a scale from Benchmark 1 to 8.

Please select your language:

Canadian Language Benchmarks logo

English

Jennifer Tanudjaja

Project Manager 

Centre for Education & Training
National Language Assessment Training Services

50 Burnhamthorpe Road W,
Suite 410
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C2

P: (905) 949-0049 Ext 1224
Email Us

Canadian Language Benchmarks logo

Français

Marie-Elyse Gauthier

Project Officer

Centre for
Canadian Language Benchmarks

294 Albert Street,
Pièce/suite 400
Ottawa, ON K1P 6E6

P: (613) 230-729 Ext. 171
info@language.ca
www.language.ca

 

HARTs

The HARTs system is a real-time information management system, with its primary features being real-time collection, storage and retrieval of data records, and the generation of statistical reports. The system provides Ontario-wide language organizations with an efficient method of client inventory, referral and statistical information.

ACCESS HARTs

 

Language Assessment Centres: Durham Region

Language Assessment Services

In Durham Region, language assessments are provided on a scheduled and pre-booked basis at Welcome Centre Immigrant Services and Language Training Providers’ locations in:

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Ajax

Ajax Welcome Centre
458 Fairall St, Ajax ON L1S 1R6
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

Ajax Welcome Centre

Pickering

Pickering Welcome Centre
1400 Bayly St, Pickering ON L1W 3R2
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

Pickering Welcome Centre

Oshawa

Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre
272 King St E, Oshawa L1H 1C9
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

Durham Region Unemployment Help Centre

Whitby

Whitby Catholic Continuing Education Centre (DCDSB)
1003 Giffard St, Whitby L1N 2S4
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

Whitby Catholic Continuing Education Centre


This project is funded by CIC and MCI

Language Centres: Contact Us

Contact us

Select a heading for more information

Peel/Halton/Dufferin

For questions, concerns, inquiries, please contact:

Marsha Parry Folkes
Manager, Language Assessment Services - CLARS Peel Halton Dufferin

For updates to these web pages, please contact:
Anca Jugarean
Community Liaison Coordinator, Language Assessment Centres - CLARS Peel Halton Dufferin

York/Simcoe/Durham

For questions, concerns, inquiries, or updates to these pages, please contact:

Cara Wallace
 Manager, CLARS Language Assessment Centres – York Simcoe Durham

We appreciate your feedback. Please e-mail us at lac@tcet.com. Thank you!

Language Assessment Centres: York Region and Simcoe County

Language Assessment Services

In York Region and Simcoe County, language assessments are provided on a scheduled and pre-booked basis at the CLARS site and other community locations including the Welcome Centre Immigrant Services in:

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Richmond Hill

CLARS Language Assessment Services York/Simcoe
420 Highway 7 East, Suite 204B
Richmond Hill, ON  L4B 3K2
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

York/Simcoe Clars Centre

Barrie

Career Centre, Bayfield Mall
320 Bayfield St, Barrie ON L4M 3C1
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

Bayfield Mall

Markham

Markham North Welcome Centre
8400 Woodbine Ave, Markham ON L3R 4N7
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

Markham North Welcome Centre

Markham South Welcome Centre
7220 Kennedy Rd, Markham ON L3R 7P2
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655
Markham South Welcome Centre

Newmarket

Newmarket Welcome Centre
16655 Yonge St, Newmarket ON L3X 1V6
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

Newmarket Welcome Centre

Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill Welcome Centre
9325 Yonge St, Richmond Hill ON L4C 0A8
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

Richmond Hill Welcome Centre

Vaughan

Vaughan Welcome Centre
9100 Jane St, Vaughan ON L4K 0A8
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

Vaughan Welcome Centre


This project is funded by CIC and MCI

Language Assessment Centres: Peel, Halton and Dufferin County

Language Assessment Services

In the Regions of Peel, Halton and Dufferin County, language assessments are provided, by appointment, at 5 convenient locations, as well as itinerantly.

Please call or visit a CLARS - Language Assessment Centre in your area, Monday to Friday, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Evening or Saturday appointments are also available.

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Language Assessment Centres Mississauga

Sussex Centre
50 Burnhamthorpe West, Suite 300
Mississauga, ON, L5B 3C2
Telephone: 905-949-0049 x1369

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Language Assessment Centres Malton

Business Plaza
3233 Brandon Gate Drive, Unit 6
Mississauga, ON L4T 3V8
Telephone: 905-677-0007 x1

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Language Assessment Centres Brampton City South

7700 Hurontario Street, Unit 601
Brampton, ON L6Y 4M3
Telephone: 905-457-4747 x3025

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Language Assessment Centres Brampton East

263 Queen Street East, Unit 14
Brampton, ON L6W 4K6
Telephone: 905-595-0722 x4101

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Language Assessment Centres Oakville

171 Speers Road, Unit 20
Oakville, ON L6K 3W8
Telephone: 905-875-3851 x 5012

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This project is funded by CIC and MCI

Language Services

Select a program or service:

CLARS Language Assessment Centres

These centres offer Free English and French language assessments and referrals to classes for eligible immigrants seeking language training in Peel, Halton, Dufferin, York, Simcoe and Durham.

Online Language Assessment

Available in English and French, these FREE online assessments are low stakes, task-based assessment instruments based on the 12 Canadian Language Benchmarks, in two language skill areas of Reading and Listening.

LINC Home Study Program

Free English language training via distance education for eligible immigrants who cannot attend LINC classes in person.

Online English Stage 1 & 2 Program

Free English language training in Saskatchewan. Funded by the Government of Saskatchewan.

Translation & Interpretation Services

These services offer cost-effective translating and interpreting services through trained culturally sensitive personnel to meet your needs.

Language Assessment Support Services (Ontario) | LASS

These services provide training and support to language assessors across Ontario in all aspects of CLB-based assessment tools: CLBA, CLBA-LL, and ELTPA.

National Language Assessment Training Services (Canada) | NLATS

These services provide training and support to eligible assessment and referral centres outside of Ontario in all aspects of CLB-based assessment tools: CLBA, CLBA-LL, and ELTPA.

Language Curriculum Training Services | LCTS

Centre for Education & Training's LCTS Peel-Halton-Dufferin-Thunder Bay-Windsor-London Instructors' Forum on Tutela provides curriculum-related professional development support specific to LINC and ELT classrooms.

NLPPG Assistance for Instructors Across Ontario

The Language Curriculum Support Services provides support to Language Training Providers (LTPs) in Ontario on the National Language Placement and Progression Guidelines (NLPPG). This support is provided via webinars on Tutela.ca, consultations through land line and Skype calls, emails, and a private group on Tutela.ca (NLPPG for Ontario Language Training Professionals).

HARTs

The HARTs system is a real-time information management system, with its primary features being real-time collection, storage and retrieval of data records, and the generation of statistical reports.

 

My husband had scheduled his assessment at the Centre for Education and Training at the Sussex Centre.  The day of his appointment he woke up feeling very nervous and was even considering cancelling as he felt he wasn't ready.  He felt embarassed because the English language is something he finds difficult and he is not confident in his reading, writing and speaking abilities.

Once at the Centre, he was called by Carolyn, the lady who was going to assess him.  Still anxious and with a look of fear in his eyes off he went to be assessed.  After completion my husband came out with a big smile on his face.  together we went with Carolyn to hear his results.

Carolyn made Pawel feel very at ease.  She was extremely pleasant, took her time to explain clearly what options he had.  Carolyn made my husband feel very comfortable, she was very professional but at the same time friendly.  In the end he flet very happy that he did not cancel.  Currently he is enrolled in homestudy and is enjoying it.  thanks to Carolyn, Pawel's experience was a good one.  We highly recommend this centre!

- Dorothy - CLARS PHD Mississauga

 

Fawzi came in to do French assessment along with his wife Eugenie.  [...] He is a retired French teacher from Egypt and his wife was a dressmaker.

They did not opt to go for French classes because of the distance and declined CLIC en ligne classes, as they do not have computer or computer skills to do online courses. They are [...] currently taking English classes, as their proficiency in English is also very limited.

They left very happy and expressed their words of appreciation and gratitude in a video.

Fawzi Guirguis also left a thank you note in the survey sheet: 

“Je suis très content de la belle réception de Mme Pankaj Sachdeva. Merci beaucoup de tous les conseils et les renseignements que j’ai eus."

- Pankaj, Language Assessor & Fawzi G. - CLARS PHD Brampton

 

For me as a busy mother of two, with a full time job in housekeeping department of a senior home and a full schedule every day,  this online program is just perfect. I can study anytime, in my spare time, in the morning or evening and on the weekends. Every day I practice my English. Through LINC program my reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are improving. Indeed, making progress feels great.

- Tatjana H.LINC Home Study Canada

 

You can stay at your own paces and have your class, learn by yourself at your own rhythm, you can take care of your family at the same time.  This program is very important for people who has a job and need to take English classes too. One on one courses. The teacher has time to correct all our mistakes

- Marilou B.Online English Stage 1-2 

 

On line webinars and presentations can be often be daunting and or uninspiring.  You don’t see the other attendees, you don’t always see the presenters, it can be difficult to ask questions and receive answers. You may not be completely enthralled in the topic and depending on where you are….there could be multitude distractions.  The webinars that Susan Webb LCTS provides, minimizes those concerns.  Susan creates and presents webinars that are interesting, relevant and in many cases timely.  Cases in point were her “In Class Assessment and Progression” presentation in early October and “Sharing our Rubrics and other Assessment Tools” in November.  I was one month into my first teaching role, and these webinars presented options and suggestions I needed to consider, in order to help assess my student’s needs and design my future plans.  Susan takes pains to ensure that any questions posted during the session are noted and answered.  And if they do somehow get missed, she follows up with the questioner afterwards to make sure they receive the answers they need.  Susan and her team are very respectful of peoples’ time and energies.  She and her team stick to the topics of discussion and resist the temptation to stray, or allow the participants to stray, into different discussions.  I find Susan’s webinars and presentations to be very user friendly and interesting, which makes it easier to find and commit the time to sit and listen and learn.

- Sharon U., Language Instructor (Language Curriculum Training Services Client)

 

The [Mental Health PD Conference, organized by TCET Language Curriculum Training Services] sessions were very beneficial and currently very important too!  Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity!  Also to IRCC and specially our settlement officer who agreed to made adjustment on our class schedule. That also gave the opportunity to our Instructors.

Thanks again,

- Gajakarnan M., Language Instructor (Language Curriculum Training Services Client)

 

[The Coordinator of the Language Curriculum Training Services,] Susan Webb is smart, friendly, approachable and always willing to inform and guide.

Gentle in her dealings, Susan is ready to go that extra mile to accommodate and facilitate teachers like me who are frequent visitors and users of the LCTS services. There is ample of material that one can borrow. Each item is catalogued, in pristine condition and can be borrowed to help further the knowledge of students.

I have also had the privilege of attending webinars conducted by Susan. They are informative and very useful. Susan takes care right from informing us about the workshop to the final certificate handing followed by sending us the links to revise and access the handouts.

Susan’s kind nature makes one want to frequent the library, where with her warm welcoming smile she helps you find a solution to any and all queries. Thank you Susan for all that you have done and are continuing to do for us.

- Dhira S, Teacher, Language Instructor (Language Curriculum Training Services Client)

 

I have attended many of Susan Webb’s [LCTS] webinars.  Her course material and handouts are really very informative. She has very good mentoring and right communicating approach that makes the webinar very interactive.   Her handout package is always available for viewing and she promptly advises us accordingly.

I would like to thank Susan for sharing her knowledge and experience with us and looking forward to many more to come.

Best regards,”

- Sarayu K., Teacher, Language Instructor (Language Curriculum Training Services Client)

 

 

Assessor was very open and friendly and informative.

 

-Tuhin N. - CLARS PHD Brampton 

A great Centre. Pankaj is such a sweetheart. I will never forget how I could comment with her.  And thanks to her, I’m on my way to doing the TESL from Humber.

-Meenu W. CLARS PHD Brampton 

 


The Assessor was very friendly.  When I showed my intention of going to a job fair in the same organization, she encourage me and motivated me.  Today, I am hired by the same organization.  It’s a great experience to have met Ms. Arjumand.

-Mangla S. CLARS PHD Brampton 

 


Pankaj is very friendly & cordial in her approach.  She is knowledgeable & informed me on all the details.  Loved my experience with her & will surely refer & come back!

-Asawari L. CLARS PHD Brampton

 

I started LINC Home Study in July, 2017 . I was doing level 7 . My instructor and I spoke once every week for 30 minutes. She helped me with my reading, speaking and writing. She would also give me homework for the rest of the week. I really enjoyed the homework part because it was mostly about improving my vocabulary and doing research. All this helped me overcome my language barrier and speak with confidence in public. Doing the LINC Home Study program helped me become computer friendly. I hardly knew much about computers before starting the online learning. All I did was follow the instructions and I would be where I should be.  Now I can surf the Internet with no worries, use different web sites and know their differences. I also participated in online conversations, where I would get a topic of discussion and discus it in a group with other students from all over Canada.

I had a wonderful experience with LINC Home Study, and I will be a successful student at my new college because of this foundation in English.

My sincere thanks to all the LINC Online Learning staff.

 

-Syntyche M. - LINC Home Study


I started my online LINC course in 2014. At that time I lived in a small city located in a remote area in North Vancouver Island. This city is too small, there are limited education resources available. Based on this situation, my ESL teacher arranged this online LINC course for me. I believed this way was the best way I could continue my English learning.

-LHS Client


I started my English course from level 3. My teacher, she taught me a lot of things like how to understand the Canadian culture, how to communicate with others in a wide variety of places like workplace, shopping, how to fill out a government form, etc. I would like to say these were pretty much helpful for my daily life.

-LHS Client


I got laid-off in December 2015. For more opportunities and better education for my son, I moved to Great Vancouver. During that time, I didn’t have a job, so attending the online LINC course was the best way to cheer me up, to not feel discouraged, and it gave me a lot of skills and knowledge on how to find a new job. For example, we simulated a real life situation to learn how to have a telephone interview and an interview in person. These exercises were valuable on my job seeking road. I learned how to show my special skills, explain how useful I am for the company that I want to work for. Of course, my teacher has integrated these exercises with the modules, and I found a lot of resources in the LMS website. Getting laid-off was unfortunate, but I could feel a lot of warmth from my online LINC calls, because I knew I wasn’t fighting for life alone, LINC Home Study was always with me.

-LHS Client


After these memorable days, I passed all level 6 tests, then I got a great job in Vancouver about 1 month ago. My new position was IT specialist, plus my boss has already promoted me to my new position of IT Manager and let me be in charge of the whole IT department. All employees in my workplace are speaking English, which is a new challenge, but I believe LINC Home Study will stay with me same as before. I really appreciate everything my teacher and your organization did for me. 

-LHS Client

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Appropriate Use of TCET Assessment Tools

The Centre for Education and Training endorses the use of its assessment tools (CLBA / CLBA-LL / ELTPA) as a standardized measure of a client's proficiency for the purpose of initial placement in government-funded or other recognized English language training programs. Use of the CLBA / CLBA-LL / ELTPA or partial use of the assessment tools for other than identified appropriate uses is not authorized or condoned by the Centre for Education & Training.

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Resources

The following resources are available for all:

CANADIAN LANGUAGE BENCHMARKS

CLARS CENTRES IN ONTARIO

THE LASS WORD

Language Assessment: What you need to know

Pour tout savoir sur l’évaluation linguistique

The following resources are available for
Coordinators and Assessors at CLARS Centres:

RESOURCE MATERIALS (password required)

COORDINATORS' CORNER (password required)

ASSESSORS’ CORNER (password required)

NLPPG Assistance for Instructors Across Ontario

The Language Curriculum Training Services provides support to Language Training Providers (LTPs) in Ontario on the National Language Placement and Progression Guidelines (NLPPG). This support is provided via webinars on Tutela.ca, consultations through land line and Skype calls, emails, and a private group on Tutela.ca (NLPPG for Ontario Language Training Professionals).

LTCC webinars on the NLPPG

This project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration  (MCI) and is available to LTPs in both IRCCand MCI funded programs.

From June 2014 – March 2015, a total of nine (9) webinars were conducted on both Using the National Language Placement and Progression Guidelines for Lesson Planning and In-Class Assessment and Progression Using the National Language Placement and Progression Guidelines. A total of 101 language professionals from within Ontario participated in the webinars. Recording of each webinar may be accessed at www.tutela.ca under the “NLPPG for Ontario Language Training Professionals Group.”

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Assessment Locations in Ontario

Language assessments for placement to funded language training programs are administered by certified assessors in CLARS Centres across Ontario. Training and support is also offered across Canada. For National Language Assessment Training Services in provinces outside of Ontario, please visit this link.

Please note: TCET strives to keep the following contact information current. Agencies may contact LASS directly to provide updates.

The * below indicates that this CLARS Centre conducts French language assessments for placement into French language classes.

 

Lieux d'Évaluation en Ontario

Les evaluations linguistiques pour le placement dans des cours de langues financés sont effectuées par des évaluateurs certifies dans des Centres SCÉLA à travers l'Ontario. Des formations et du soutien sont également offerts dans l'ensemble du Canada. Pour les services de formation d'évaluation linguistique nationaux dans les provinces autres que l'Ontario, veuillez visiter ce lien.

Veuillez noter que TCET s'efforce de maintenir les coordonnées suivantes à jour. Les agences peuvent nous contacter directement pour nous fournir des mises à jour.

L'* indique que ce centre SCÉLA conduit des evaluations en français pour des placements dans des classes de français.

ONTARIO

Brantford

Grand Erie Learning Alternatives
Joseph Brant Learning Centre
347 Erie Avenue
Brantford, ON N3S 2H7
Robyn Cook Ritchie
ESL/LINC/CLARS Coordinator
519-759-0000, Ext. 277312
Carolyn Usher-Cowling, Assessor
519-429-9929

General information: 519-759-3170

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Cornwall

T.R Leger School
1500 Cumberland Street
Cornwall, ON K6J 4K9 
Roxane McDonell, Co-Manager
Tania Stover, Co-Manager 
Literacy & Language Services
P: 613-933-9626
P: 1-877-412-2472
F: 613-930-7251

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Durham

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centre
420 Highway 7 East, Suite 204B
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3K2 
Sites: Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Whitby
Peter Karulas, Manager
P: 1-855-330-8655

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Guelph

Immigrant Services of Guelph-Wellington
104 Dawson Road
Unit 102
Guelph ON N1H 1A6
Sandra Cocco, Executive Director
Marjan Bateni, CLARS Coordinator
P: 519-836-2222
F: 519-837-2884

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*Hamilton

YMCA Employment, Education and Immigrant Services
(YMCA Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford)
25 Main Street West, Suite 105
Hamilton, ON L8P 1H1 
Arsim Aliu, Program Manager
Maria Crapsi, Supervisor/Assessor
P: 905-526-8452
F: 905-526-7282

*French language assessments offered in partnership with
the YMCA in Ottawa.

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Kingston/Belleville

Language Assessment Services
Kingston and Belleville
P.O Box 413
Kingston, ON K7L 4W2 
Kendra Noble
P: 613-453-8144

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Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge

YMCA Language Assessment Centre
800 King Street West, 3rd Floor
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1E8 
Pari Karem, General Manager
Anna Schwarz, Coordinator, Kitchener
Marian Rozman, Coordinator, Cambridge
P: 519-579-9622
F: 519-579-9624

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London

Cross Cultural Learner Centre
505 Dundas Street East, 2nd Floor
London, Ontario N6B 1W4 
Ani Malhami
Language Assessment and Referral Services
and Intercultural Education Manager
P: 519-432-1133
F: 519-660-6168

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* Niagara Region

Niagara Region
CLARS Language Assessment & Referral Centre
Book an Assessment at 289-296-8400, ext. 512 or 289-213-5311

St. Catharines - Niagara Falls - Welland - Fort Erie - Grimsby - Beamsville - Port Colborne

* French language assessments offered in partnership with the YMCA in Ottawa.

 

Niagara - St Catharines Location

YMCA Employment & Immigrant Services
CLARS Language Assessment & Referral Centre
285 Bunting Road
St. Catharines, ON L2M 7T9 
David Wyllie, Employment & Immigrant Services General Manager
P: 905-684-3500
david.wyllie@niagara.ymca.ca
Monique Van der Leden, CLARS Coordinator
P: 905-329-2138
Monique.vanderleden@niagara.ymca.ca

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Niagara - Niagara Falls Location

YMCA Employment & Immigrant Services
CLARS Language Assessment & Referral Centre
8123 Lundy's Lane
Niagara Falls, ON  L2H 1H3
David Wyllie, Employment & Immigrant Services General Manager
P: 905-684-3500
david.wyllie@niagara.ymca.ca
Monique Van der Leden, CLARS Coordinator
P: 905-329-2138
Monique.vanderleden@niagara.ymca.ca

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Niagara - Grimsby

Employment Help Centre
63 Main Street West, Unit 6
Grimsby ON  L3M 4H1
David Wyllie, Employment & Immigrant Services General Manager
P: 905-684-3500
david.wyllie@niagara.ymca.ca
Monique Van der Leden, CLARS Coordinator
P: 905-329-2138
Monique.vanderleden@niagara.ymca.ca

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* Niagara - Fort Erie

Fort Erie Multicultural Centre
62 Jarvis St
Fort Erie ON  L2A 2S4
David Wyllie, Employment & Immigrant Services General Manager
P: 905-684-3500
david.wyllie@niagara.ymca.ca
Monique Van der Leden, CLARS Coordinator
P: 905-329-2138
Monique.vanderleden@niagara.ymca.ca

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* Niagara - Welland

Welland Job Gym
225 E Main St
Welland ON  L3B 3W7
David Wyllie, Employment & Immigrant Services General Manager
P: 905-684-3500
david.wyllie@niagara.ymca.ca
Monique Van der Leden, CLARS Coordinator
P: 905-329-2138
Monique.vanderleden@niagara.ymca.ca

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* Ottawa - Central Location

YMCA-YWCA Language Assessment & Referral Centre
240 Catherine Street, Suite 308
Ottawa, ON K2P 2G8 
Melanie Vaughan
Senior Director, Employment and Immigrant Services
Raymonda Ibrahim, Director 
Language Assessment and Referral Centre
P: 613-238-5462
F: 613-237-4329

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* Ottawa - West Location

YMCA-YWCA Language Assessment & Referral Centre
1642 Merivale Road, 2nd Floor
Ottawa ON  K2G 4A1
Melanie Vaughan
Senior Director, Employment & Immigrant Services
Raymonda Ibrahim, Director
Language Assessment and Referral Centre
P: 613-688-2150
F: 613-688-2166

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 * Peel-Halton-Dufferin (Mississauga)

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centres
Community Door, Sussex Centre
50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Suite 300
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C2 
www.tcet.com/assessments 
Marsha Parry-Folkes
Senior Manager

Paul Dela Cruz
Coordinator/Assessor - Mississauga
P: 905-949-0049 ext. 1223
F: 905-276-6797

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* Peel-Halton-Dufferin (Brampton East)

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centres
263 Queen Street East, Unit 14
Brampton, ON L6W 4K6 
Balwinder Chohan
Coordinator/Assessor – Brampton
P: 905-595-0722
F: 905-595-0728

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Peel-Halton-Dufferin (Brampton South)

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centres
7700 Hurontario Street, Suite 601
Brampton, ON L6Y 4M3 
Balwinder Chohan
Coordinator/Assessor – Brampton
P: 905-457-4747

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Peel-Halton-Dufferin (Malton)

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centres
7420 Airport Road, Suite 104
Mississauga ON  L4T 4E5
Paul Dela Cruz
Coordinator/Assessor – Malton
P: 905-677-0007 ext 1223
F: 905-677-9661

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* Peel-Halton-Dufferin (Oakville)

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centres
690 Dorval Drive, Suite 100
Oakville, ON L6K 3X9
Tara Hreljac
Coordinator/Assessor - Halton Region
P: 905-875-3851
F: 289-291-0616

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Peterborough

New Canadians Centre Peterborough
221 Romaine Street
Peterborough, ON K9J 2C3 
Kemi Akapo
Settlement Services Coordinator
P: 705-743-0882
F: 705-743-6219

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Southwestern Ontario

YMCAs across Southwestern Ontario
Learning & Career Centre 
660 Oakdale Ave.
Sarnia, ON N7V 2A9 
Roxanne Gilroy-Machado
CLARS Manager
P: 519-336-5950, Ext. 234
F: 519-336-1350

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Sudbury

YMCA of Northeastern Ontario
-Immigrant Services
10 Elm Street, Unit 133
Sudbury, ON P3C 5N3 
Deborah Lefebvre, Quality Assurance Supervisor for Immigrant Services
P: 705-674-2324
F: 705-674-3236

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Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
17 North Court Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7A 4T4
Cathy Woodbeck, Executive Director
P: 807-345-0551
F: 807-345-0173

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Toronto

Assessment Hotline
P: 416-925-5462

 
 

Toronto

YMCA of Greater Toronto
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
2200 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M4S 2C6 

Manager
-->Teresa Costa
General Manager, Newcomer Settlement Programs
Mitra Neshat
Manager, Language Assessment and Referral Centre

P: 416-928-3362
F: 416-922-1295

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* Toronto (Downtown)

YMCA of Greater Toronto
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
20 Grosvenor Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5
Mitra Neshat, Contact
P: 416-975-9168 
F: 416-928-9813

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* Toronto (North-West)

YMCA of Greater Toronto
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
4580 Dufferin Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON  M3H 5Y2 
Michele Stewart, Site Team Lead
P: 416-630-0330
F: 416-630-0517

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Toronto (Etobicoke)

YMCA of Greater Toronto
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
Rexdale Youth Resource Centre
1530 Albion Road, Unit #83
Etobicoke, ON  M9V 1B4 
Sandra Loughead, Site Team Lead
P: 416-741-6994
F: 416-741-8903

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Toronto (Scarborough)

YMCA of Greater Toronto
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
10 Milner Business Court
Suite 600
Scarborough, ON  M1B 3C6 
Artur Apresyan, Acting Site Team Lead
P: 416-609-0218
F: 416-609-3867

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* Toronto (North-East)

Toronto Consumers Road YMCA Centre
251 Consumers Road, Suite 110
(main intersection is Don Mills and Sheppard)
Toronto, ON  M2J 4R3
Magdalena Rubio, Site Team Lead
P: 416-502-2484
F: 416-502-3114

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* Windsor

Language Assessment and Resource Centre
Greater Essex County District School Board Assessment Centre
1410 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, ON  N8X 5B2 
Debra DiDomenico, Manager
Language Assessment & Resource Centre
Employment Assessment Centre
P: 519-253-2724
F: 519-977-0575

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York Region and Simcoe County

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centre
420 Highway 7 East, Suite 204B
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3K2 
Sites across York Region and Simcoe County
Peter Karulas, Manager
P: 1-855-330-8655

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Canadian Language Benchmarks

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) are the national standard used in Canada for describing, measuring and recognizing the English language proficiency of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants for living and working in Canada.

The CLB is a descriptive scale of communicative proficiency in English as a Second Language, expressed as benchmarks or reference points.  Benchmarks provide a framework of reference for learning, teaching, programming and assessing adult English as a Second Language in Canada, and a national standard for planning second language curricula for a variety of contexts and a common “yardstick” for assessing the outcomes.  

The CLB was developed under the sponsorship of Citizenship and Immigration Canada and provincial governments of Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta.

For more information on the Canadian Language Benchmarks, please visit www.language.ca.

 

Resources

The following resources are available for all:

CANADIAN LANGUAGE BENCHMARKS

CLARS CENTRES IN ONTARIO

Language Assessment: What you need to know

Pour tout savoir sur l’évaluation linguistique

The following resources are available for
Coordinators and Assessors at CLARS Centres:

COORDINATORS' CORNER (password required)

ASSESSORS’ CORNER (password required)

 

Eligibility

Requests for assessor training must be received from a sponsoring organization/centre, as assessor training is not offered to individuals. Training is delivered to federally and provincially contracted assessors in CLARS Centres across Ontario and in assessment and referral centres across Canada.

 

Criteria for Candidates for Assessor Training

All agencies are responsible for ensuring that candidates for CLB assessment instrument training demonstrate competencies in six core areas. More specialized criteria may be applied to some CCLB-recognized assessment instruments. Criteria for candidates relate to the following areas and all assessors using CCLB-recognized assessment instruments should demonstrate:

1. Adult Second Language Acquisition

  • Theoretical understanding of and practical experience working with appropriate stages of the Canadian Language Benchmarks and the Canadian Language Benchmarks for ESL literacy learners

2. Assessment in Adult ESL

  • Theoretical and practical experience in assessing second language proficiency
  • An ability to comment orally and in writing on the effectiveness of client’s communication

3. Cultural Sensitivity

  • Have knowledge of factors that may affect client performance in testing situations
  • Be sensitive to diverse needs of clients
  • Demonstrate tact, diplomacy and respect when dealing with clients

4. Interview Skills

  • Demonstrate effective listening and elicitation strategies
  • Demonstrate level-appropriate speech for clients with language proficiencies covering all stages of the CLB 2000
  • Demonstrate awareness of educational counselling principles

5. Decision-making Skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to make appropriate assessment decisions in the absence of clear indicators
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply policies and procedures effectively
  • Demonstrate use of personal judgment to effectively use CCLB-recognized instruments

6. English Language Proficiency

  • Demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written English

 

 

Assessment Tools

Please click on one of the links/images below for more information:

 

Contact LASS

Janet Guppy, Project Manager

Language Assessment Support Services (Ontario)

90 Burnhamthorpe Road W,
Suite 210
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C3
Canada

P: (905) 949-0049 ext. 1208

Email: jguppy@tcet.com

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Assessors' Corner

Log In to the Assessor's Corner

 

Coordinators' Corner

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Assessment Tools - ELTPA Training

The Enhanced Language Training Placement Assessment (ELTPA) (6-10), is a low-stakes assessment tool for placing adult newcomers, mostly internationally trained professionals and trades people, in Enhanced Language Training programs. As the ELT programs deliver work-oriented language training, the assessment focuses on evaluating language skills representative of those required in work or work-readiness settings.

The ELTPA (6-10) is referenced to the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000 and is a task-based instrument addressing a range of genres and themes. The assessment distinguishes communicative competence in four skill areas across a range of abilities from Benchmark 6 and below (6-) to 10 and above (10+). As no distinctions are drawn in proficiency levels at Benchmark 6 or lower, it is intended that the ELTPA be used for assessment of those candidates whose language skills have been evaluated through prior CLB testing to be at Benchmark 6 or higher.

Included in ELTPA Training

  • 1.5 - 2 days of trainer-facilitated intensive instruction, skill application and coaching 
  • Instruction in test administration protocol 
  • Review of interview skills, with a focus on enhanced language clients 
  • Analysis and scoring of case studies 
  • Application of learned skills through practice interviews with candidates whose language skills have been evaluated through prior CLB testing to be at Benchmark 6 or higher 
  • ELTPA (6 – 10) certification 
  • An ELTPA (6 – 10) kit for certified candidates 
  • Additional ELTPA (6 – 10) material as developed (e.g. test revisions/updates) 


Assessor Training Eligibility

Candidates for ELTPA training must have prior certification in CLBA or CLBPT. All candidates for training must meet the Criteria for Candidates for Assessor Training. Candidates and their sponsoring organization/centre will be held responsible for ensuring that all terms and conditions of CLBA use are adhered to, as described in the Agreements.

 

The CLBA-LL is a procedure that combines elements of both CLBA and the former CLBLA. 

The Canadian Language Benchmarks for Adult Literacy Learners document published in 2016 introduced a new scale for the measurement of literacy ability.  The scale aligns literacy benchmarks with ESL benchmarks so clients can be placed accurately and served appropriately in the classes that are available to them.  

Because literacy placement test results must be based on the client’s ability to perform literacy tasks in English, the CLBLA can no longer be used in its original design as a measure of first-language literacy.  For this reason, the CLBA-LL has been designed to utilize elements of the CLBA and CLBLA to determine an appropriate benchmark for a client.

 

Included in CLBA-LL Training: 

  • 1.5 - 2 days of trainer-facilitated intensive instruction, skill application and coaching 
  • Instruction in test administration protocol 
  • Review of interview skills, with a focus on literacy clients 
  • Analysis and scoring of case studies 
  • Application of learned skills through practice interviews with literacy clients 
  • CLBA-LL certification 
  • A CLBA-LL kit for certified candidates 
  • Additional CLBA-LL material as developed (e.g. test revisions/updates) 

Assessor Training Eligibility

Candidates for CLBA-LL training must have prior CLBA certification. All candidates for training must meet the Criteria for Candidates for Assessor Training. Candidates and their sponsoring organization/centre will be held responsible for ensuring that all terms and conditions of CLBA use are adhered to, as described in the Agreements.


 

 

The CLBA is used to determine a newcomer's English language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing at various stages of development.

The CLBA is an assessment tool rather than a traditional test.  Its purpose is to help place language learners in instruction programs appropriate for their level of competence in English.

The CLBA:

  • Is a task-based assessment instrument
  • Assesses English proficiency on the scale from Benchmark 1 to Benchmark 8
  • Assesses English Listening/Speaking through one-on-one interviews
  • Assesses Reading by means of responses to short answer/multiple choice questions
  • Assesses Writing by means of authentic, life-applicable tasks

CLBA training provides:

  • 4 trainer-facilitated days of intensive instruction, skill application and coaching
  • instruction in test administration protocol
  • instruction in language elicitation interview techniques
  • instruction in analysis and scoring of CLBA Listening/Speaking, Reading and Writing test instruments
  • application of learned skills through practice interviews with ESL students and through study and scoring of authentic test samples
  • CLBA certification
  • a CLBA kit for certified candidates
  • additional CLBA material as developed (e.g. test revisions/updates)
  • invitation to future CLBA professional development workshops/seminars (For Funded Programs)

 

Assessor Training Eligibility

All candidates for training must meet the Criteria for Candidates for Assessor Training. Candidates and their sponsoring organization/centre will be held responsible for ensuring that all terms and conditions of CLBA use are adhered to, as described in the Agreements.

 

About the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB):

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) are the national standard used in Canada for describing, measuring and recognizing the English language proficiency of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants for living and working in Canada.

The CLB is a descriptive scale of communicative proficiency in English as a Second Language, expressed as benchmarks or reference points. Benchmarks provide a framework of reference for learning, teaching, programming and assessing adult English as a Second Language in Canada, and a national standard for planning second language curricula for a variety of contexts and a common “yardstick” for assessing the outcomes. 

The CLB was developed under the sponsorship of Citizenship and Immigration Canada and provincial governments of Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta.

 

 

LASS (Ontario)

Language Assessment Support Services (LASS) provides support to all Language Assessment Centres across Ontario by coordinating and providing functional guidance and training, program delivery materials and tools, and sharing information and best practices.  Our ultimate objective is to ensure that newcomer clients receive accurate language assessments and referrals in accordance with the Canadian Language Benchmarks.

The Centre for Education & Training is the only provider of assessor training in CLBA, CLBA-LL and ELTPA.  TCET has provided assessor training to new employees of Language Assessment Centres since 1996.  TCET also provides certification and recalibration.

Services

Language Assessment Support Services is primarily responsible for providing the following services:

Assessor Training

  • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA)
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment for Literacy Learners (CLBA-LL)
  • Enhanced Language Training Placement Assessment (ELTPA) (6 – 10)

Assessor Certification and Recalibration

  • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA)
  • Enhanced Language Training Placement Assessment (ELTPA) (6 – 10)

Input to Guidelines for CLARS Language Assessment Centres in Ontario and Updates

Information Resource Services for Assessors and Coordinators

Training and Assessment Materials

Distribution of CLBA/CLBA-LL Assessment Forms

Annual Coordinators' and Assessors' Meeting

TEST

LINC Home Study: Overview

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) is an English language training program funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

The Centre for Education & Training’s LINC Home Study program provides free distance education for eligible newcomers to Canada who cannot attend LINC classes in person.

Students choose between online (computer with internet access) or correspondence (books and CDs) learning options and study independently from home. TESL-certified instructors conduct weekly one-on-one lessons with students using telephone or VoIP. Students complete assignments and receive on-going support and feedback on progress.

LINC Home Study – Ontario

For more information in Ontario, please contact LINC Home Study – Ontario:

905-949-0049 ext. 1257 or toll free at 1-800-668-1179 ext. 1257
help@linchomestudy.ca
www.linchomestudy.ca

LINC Home Study – Canada

For more information outside of Ontario, please contact LINC Home Study – Canada:

1-800-668-1179 ext. 1294
lincndhelp@linchomestudy.ca
www.linchsnational.ca

Online English Stage 1 & 2: Overview

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) is an English language training program funded by the Government of Saskatchewan.

The Centre for Education & Training’s LINC Home Study program provides free distance education for eligible newcomers to Canada who cannot attend LINC classes in person.

Students choose between online (computer with internet access) or correspondence (books and CDs) learning options and study independently from home. TESL-certified instructors conduct weekly one-on-one lessons with students using telephone or VoIP. Students complete assignments and receive on-going support and feedback on progress.

Online English Stage 1 & 2

For more information, Please contact:

1-800-668-1179 ext. 2003
onlineenglishskhelp@tcet.com"
www.tcet.com/onlineenglishsk

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Assessment Centres and Referring Organizations

Find your local assessment centre or referring organization to have your English level assessed. Tell the assessor you are interested in the LINC Home Study program.

Click on your province below to find your local assessment centre or referring organization:

ALBERTA

BRITISH COLUMBIA

MANITOBA

NEW BRUNSWICK

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

NOVA SCOTIA

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

ONTARIO

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

SASKATCHEWAN

YUKON

 

 

ALBERTA

Southern Alberta Language
Assessment Services (SALAS)
315 – 530 Eighth Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 2J8
Telephone: 403-328-4811
Toll free: 1-888-329-4811
Email: salasltd@telus.net
Website: www.salasltd.ca

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Immigration Language and
Vocational Assessment Referral
Center (ILVARC)
Immigrant Services Calgary
1401, 910-7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB, T2P 3N8
Telephone: 403-262-2656
Email: shiraza@immigrantservicescalgary.ca
Website: www.immigrantservicescalgary.ca

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Karen Ziemann Consulting
1657-31st Street South East
(mailing address only)
Call to book an appointment and
the address of where the assessment
will take place.Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8J9
Telephone: 403-527-5062
kziemann@telusplanet.net

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C.A.R.E
202, 5000 Gaetz Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 6C2
Telephone: 403-346-8818
admin@care2centre.ca

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BRITISH COLUMBIA

Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society
101 – 319 Selby Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 2R4
Jillian Yun
Phone: 250-753-6911 ext. 106
Fax: 250-753-4250
jyun@cvims.org
www.cvims.org

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Cowichan Valley Intercultural and Immigrant Aid Society
Suite 205
394 Duncan Street
Duncan, BC V9L 3W4
Phone: +1 250-748-3112
office@cis-iwc.org
http://cis-iwc.org

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Immigrant Services, Chilliwack Community Services
45938 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 2C7
tel 604.792.4267
fax 604.792.6575
ccsinfo@comserv.bc.ca
www.comserv.bc.ca

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Immigrant & Multicultural Services Society (IMSS) of Prince George
1270 – 2nd Avenue
Prince George, BC, V2L 3B3
Toll Free: 1-877-562-2977
Phone: (250)562-2900
Fax: (250)563-4852
imss.pg@shawcable.com
elsa.imss@shawcable.com
www.imss.ca

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Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
930 Balmoral Road
Victoria, BC V8T 1A8
Phone: (250) 388-4728
tkitzler@icavictoria.org
www.icavictoria.org

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Kamloops Immigrant Services
448 Tranquille Road Kamloops,
BC V2B 3H2
Toll Free: 1-866-672-0855
Phone: (778) 470 -6101
Fax: (778) 470-6102
eslchris@kcris.ca
http://www.immigrantservices.ca
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Lower Similkameen Community Services Society
720 3RD St. Keremeos, BC V0X 1N3
Phone: (250) 499 2352
or 1 (855) 499 2352 FREE
Email: admin@lscss.com
www.LSCSS.com

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MISA doing business as - Immigrant Welcome Centre
Campbell River
Robron Centre
740 Robron Road,
Campbell River, BC
V9W 6J7
Toll Free:1-855-805-0171 FREE
Phone:250-830-0171
Fax: 250-830-1010
www.immigrantwelcome.ca

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MISA doing business as - Immigrant Welcome Centre
Comox Valley
407A 5th Street
Upstairs Suite
Courtenay, BC
V9N 1J7
Toll Free:1-855-805-0171Â FREE
Phone:250-338-6359
Fax: 250-331-9032
www.immigrantwelcome.ca

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Read Right Society
PO Box 1299
Hope BC V0X 1L1
Alex Dagninoc
Mobile: (604) 869-1363
Office: (604) 860-0510
facilitator@readrightsociety.com 

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Northwest Community College,
Prince Rupert Campus
353 Fifth Avenue
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 3L6
Mercedes de la Nuez
Phone: 250 624 6054  ext 5725
Toll Free: 1-877-277-2288
Fax: (250) 624-3923
Email: jrysstad@nwcc.bc.ca
https://www.nwcc.bc.ca

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South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Services
340 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC, V2A 4L7
Phone: (250) 492-6299
juliac@soics.ca
www.soics.ca

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Shuswap Settlement Services Society
371 Hudson Ave. NE
Box 304 Stn. Main
Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3
Tel: 250 804-2726
Email: sass@shaw.ca
immigrantservices@shaw.ca

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Smithers Community Services Association
English Language & Multicultural Services Program
Box 3759
Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0
Phone: 250-847-9515
petra.kost@scsa.ca

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Western ESL Services
LINC/CLBPT Assessment and Referral Centre
#208 - 2525 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC   V5N 4C1
Tel. 604-876-5756

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Cariboo-Chilcotin Partners for Literacy Society

100 Mile House
Kimberly
email kimberly@caribooliteracy.com
Call or text 250-706-3143
Williams Lake
Susan
email susan@caribooliteracy.com
Call 778-412-9333
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ISSofBC (Immigrant Services Society of BC)

101 - 38085 2nd Avenue, Squamish, BC V8B 0C3
PO Box 2229, Squamish, BC V8B 0B5
604-567-4490
tara.ramsey@issbc.org
www.issbc.org
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MANITOBA

English Online Inc.
In Winnipeg: 1-204-946-5140 x 202
In Manitoba: 1-877-335-7489
Email: info@myenglishonline.ca
Website: livelearn.ca

 

 
 

NEW BRUNSWICK

Multicultural Association
of Charlotte County (CCMA)
37 Main St.
St. George, NB E5C 3H9
Carlos Rodriguez, Language Instructor
Phone: 506-755-9295
Email: carlos@ccmanb.com
Website: www.ccmanb.com

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Multicultural Association of
the Greater Moncton Area (MAGMA)
22 Church Street, Suite C 170
Moncton, NB E1C 0P7
Email: info@magma-amgm.org or ryan.melanson@magma-amgm.org 
Website: www.magma-amgm.org

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Multicultural Association of
Fredericton Inc. (MCAF)
28 Saunders Street
Fredericton, NB, E3B 1N1
Telephone: 506-454-8292
Email: mcaf@mcaf.nb.ca
Website: www.mcaf.nb.ca

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YMCA of Greater Saint John
Newcomer Connections
191 Churchill Ave.
Saint John, NB E2K 3E2
Telephone: 506-634-4860
Email: n.kennedy@saintjohny.ca 
Website: www.saintjohny.com

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NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Association for New Canadians
(ANC-NL)
ESL Adult Training Centre
148 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, NL
Telephone: 709-726-6848
Email: linc@nfld.net
Website: www.ancnl.ca

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YMCA of Greater Saint John
Newcomer Connections
191 Churchill Ave.
Saint John, NB E2K 3E2
Telephone: 506-634-4186
Email: n.ribeiro@saintjohny.com  
Website: www.saintjohny.com

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NOVA SCOTIA

Immigrant Services Association
of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
6960 Mumford Road, Suite 2120
Halifax, NS B3L 4P1
Telephone: 902-406-8604
Email: lsadmin@isans.ca
Website: www.isans.ca

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Language Assessment Services of Nova Scotia
6169 Quinpool Road, Suite 221
Halifax, NS B3L 4P8
Telephone: 902-431-8675
Email: erin@lasns.info
Website: http://www.lasns.info/

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YUKON

Multicultural Centre of the Yukon
4141D 4th Avenue,
Whitehorse YT Y1A 1J1
Telephone: 867-667-6205
Email: info@mcyukon.com
Website: mcyukon.com

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NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Aurora College
4509 Franklin Avenue
Bag Service 9700
Yellowknife, Nt.
X1A 2R3
Telephone: 867-920-3279
Email: jamora@auroracollege.nt.ca
Website: www.auroracollege.nt.ca

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ONTARIO

The * below indicates that this CLARS Centre conducts French language assessments for placement into French language classes.

L'* indique que ce centre SCÉLA conduit des evaluations en français pour des placements dans des classes de français.

Brantford

Grand Erie Learning Alternatives
Joseph Brant Learning Centre
347 Erie Avenue
Brantford, ON N3S 2H7
Robyn Cook-Ritchie
ESL/LINC/CLARS Coordinator
Carolyn Usher-Cowling, Assessor
P: (519) 759-3170

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Cornwall

T.R Leger School
46B St. Paul St. Box 69
Alexandria, ON K0C1A0
Tania Stover
Roxane McDonell
Co-managers, Literacy & Language Services
P: (613) 525-1700
F: (613) 525-4173

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Durham

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centre
420 Highway 7 East, Suite 204B
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3K2
Sites: Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Whitby
Peter Karulas, Manager
P: 855-330-8655

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Guelph

Immigrant Services of
Guelph-Wellington
104 Dawson Road, Unit 102
Guelph, Ontario N1H 1A6
Sandra Cocco, Executive Director
Marjan Bateni, CLARS Coordinator
P: (519) 836-2222
F: (519) 837-2884

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Hamilton

YMCA Employment, Education and Immigrant Services
(YMCA Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford)
25 Main Street West, Suite 105
Hamilton, ON L8P 1H1
Arsim Aliu, Program Manager
Maria Crapsi, Supervisor/Assessor
P: (905) 526-8452
F: (905) 526-7282

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Kingston/Belleville

Language Assessment Services
Kingston and Belleville
P.O Box 413
Kingston, ON K7L 4W2
Kendra Noble
P: (613) 453-8144

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Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge

YMCA Language Assessment Centre
800 King Street West, 3rd Floor
Kitchener, ON  N2G 1E8
Anna Schwarz, Coordinator, Kitchener
Marian Rozman, Coordinator, Cambridge
P: (519) 579-9622
F: (519) 579-9624

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London

Cross Cultural Learner Centre
505 Dundas Street East, 2nd Floor
London, ON  N6B 1W4
Ani Malhami
Language Assessment and Referral
Services and Intercultural Education
Manager
P: (519) 432-1133
F: (519) 660-6168

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* Niagara Region

CLARS Language Assessment & Referral Centre
Book an Assessment at 289-296-8400, ext. 512 or 289-213-5311
St. Catharines - Niagara Falls - Welland - Fort Erie - Grimsby - Beamsville - Port Colborne

French language assessments offered in partnership with the YMCA in Ottawa.

* Niagara - St. Catharines

YMCA Employment & Immigrant
Services
CLARS Language Assessment & Referral Centre
285 Bunting Road
St. Catharines, ON L2M 7T9
David Wyllie, Employment & Immigrant Services General Manager
P: 905-684-3500
david.wyllie@niagara.ymca.ca
Monique Van Der Leden, CLARS Coordinator
P: 905-329-2138
Monique.vanderleden@Niagara.ymca.ca

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* Niagara - Niagara Falls

YMCA Employment & Immigrant
Services
CLARS Language Assessment & Referral Centre
8123 Lundy's Lane
Niagara Falls, ON L2H 1H3
David Wyllie, Employment & Immigrant Services General Manager
P: 905-684-3500
David.wyllie@niagara.ymca.ca
Monique Van Der Leden, CLARS Coordinator
P: 905-329-2138
Monique.vanderleden@Niagara.ymca.ca

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 * Niagara - Fort Erie

Fort Erie Multicultural Centre
62 Jarvis St,
Fort Erie ON  L2A 2S4
David Wyllie, Employment & Immigrant
Services General Manager
P: 905-684-3500
david.wyllie@niagara.ymca.ca
Monique Van Der Leden, CLARS Coordinator
P: 905-329-2138
Monique.vanderleden@Niagara.ymca.ca

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Niagara - Grimsby

Employment Help Centre
63 Main Street West, Unit 6
Grimsby ON  L3M 4H1
David Wyllie, Employment & Immigrant
Services General Manager
P: 905-684-3500
david.wyllie@niagara.ymca.ca
Monique Van der Leden, CLARS Coordinator
P: 905-329-2138
Monique.vanderleden@niagara.ymca.ca

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* Niagara - Welland

Welland Job Gym
225 E Main St
Welland ON  L3B 3W7
David Wyllie, Employment & Immigrant Services General Manager
P: 905-684-3500
david.wyllie@niagara.ymca.ca
Monique Van der Leden, CLARS Coordinator
P: 905-329-2138
Monique.vanderleden@niagara.ymca.ca

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* Ottawa - Central Location

YMCA-YWCA Language Assessment
& Referral Centre
240 Catherine Street, Suite 308
Ottawa, ON K2P 2G8
Melanie Vaughan, Senior Director Employment and Immigrant Services
Raymonda Ibrahim, Director
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
P: (613) 238-5462
F: (613) 237-4329

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* Ottawa - West Location

YMCA-YWCA Language Assessment
& Referral Centre
1642 Merivale Road, 2nd Floor
Ottawa ON  K2G 4A1
Melanie Vaughan
Senior Director of Newcomer Services
Raymonda Ibrahim
Director
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
P: 613-688-2150
F: 613-688-2166

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* Peel/Halton/Dufferin (Mississauga)

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centres
Community Door, Sussex Centre
50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Suite 300
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C2
www.tcet.com/assessments
Marsha Parry-Folkes
Senior Manager

Paul de la Cruz
Coordinator / Assessor-Mississauga
P: (905) 949-0049
F: (905) 276-6797

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* Peel/Halton/Dufferin (Brampton East)

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centres
263 Queen Street East, Unit 14
Brampton, ON L6W 4K6
Balwinder Chohan
Coordinator / Assessor – Brampton
P: (905) 595-0722
F: (905) 595-0728

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Peel/Halton/Dufferin (Brampton South)

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centres
7700 Hurontario Street, Suite 601
Brampton, ON L6Y 4M3
Balwinder Chohan
Coordinator / Assessor – Brampton
P: (905) 457-4747

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Peel/Halton/Dufferin (Malton)

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centres
7420 Airport Road, Suite 104
Mississauga, ON L4T 4E5
Paul dela Cruz
Coordinator / Assessor – Malton
P: (905) 677-0007
F: (905) 677-9661

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* Peel/Halton/Dufferin (Oakville)

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centres
690 Dorval Drive, Suite 100, 
Oakville, ON L6K 3X9 
Tara Hreljac
Coordinator - Oakville
P: (905) 875-3851
F: (289) 291-0616

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Peterborough

New Canadians Centre Peterborough
221 Romaine Street
Peterborough, ON K9J 2C3
Kemi Akapo,
Settlement Services Coordinator
P: (705) 743-0882
F: (705) 743-6219

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Southwestern Ontario

YMCAs across Southwestern Ontario
Learning & Career Centre
660 Oakdale Ave
Sarnia, ON  N7V 2A9
Roxanne Gilroy-Machado
CLARS Manager
P: (519) 336-5950
F: (519) 336-1350

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Sudbury

YMCA of Northeastern Ontario
-Immigrant Services
10 Elm Street, Unit 133
Sudbury, ON P3C 5N3
Deborah Lefebvre, Quality Assurance Supervisor for Immigrant Services
P: (705) 674-2324
F: (705) 674-3236

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Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
17 North Court Street
Thunder Bay, ON  P7A 4T4
Cathy Woodbeck, Executive Director
P: (807) 345- 0551
F: (807) 345-0173

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Toronto

Assessment Hotline
P: (416) 925-LINC (5462)

 
 

Toronto

YMCA of Greater Toronto
Language Assessment & Referral
Centre
2200 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M4S 2C6

Teresa Costa
General Manager, Newcomer
Settlement Programs
Mitra Neshat
Manager, Language Assessment and Referral Centre
P: (416) 928-3362
F: (416) 922-1295

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* Toronto

YMCA of Greater Toronto
Language Assessment &
Referral Centre
20 Grosvenor Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5
Mitra Neshat, Contact
P: (416) 975-9168
F: (416) 928-9813

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* Toronto

YMCA of Greater Toronto
Language Assessment &
Referral Centre
4580 Dufferin Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON  M3H 5Y2
Michele Stewart, Site Team Lead
P: (416) 630-0330
F: (416) 741-8903

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Toronto

YMCA of Greater Toronto
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
Rexdale Youth Resource Centre
1530 Albion Road, Unit #83
Etobicoke, ON  M9V 1B4
Sandra Loughead, Site Team Lead
P: (416) 630-0330
F: (416) 741-8903

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Toronto

YMCA of Greater Toronto
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
10 Milner Business Court
Suite 600
Scarborough, ON  M1B 3C6
Artur Apresyan, Acting Site Team Lead
P: (416) 609-0218
F: (416) 609-3867

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* Toronto

Toronto Consumers Road YMCA Centre
251 Consumers Road, Suite 110
Toronto ON  M2J 4R3
Magdalena Rubio, Site Team Lead
P: (416) 502-2484
F: (416) 502-3114

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* Windsor

Language Assessment and
Resource Centre
Greater Essex County District
School Board Assessment Centre
1410 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, ON N8X 5B2
Debra DiDomenico, Manager
Language Assessment & Resource Centre
Employment Assessment Centre
P: (519) 253-2724
F: (519) 977-0575

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York Region and Simcoe County

Centre for Education & Training
CLARS Language Assessment Centre
420 Highway 7 East, Suite 204B
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3K2
Sites across York Region and Simcoe County
Learn More
Peter Karulas, Manager
P: (855) 330-8655

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

PEI Association for Newcomers
to Canada (PEIANC)
49 Water Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1A3
Referral person: from January/Feburary 2018: Verity Kislingbury - From present until January/February 2018: Suna Houghton
Title: LINC Liaison/Administrative
Support
Tel: 902-628-6009 Ext. 225
Email: verity@peianc.com suna@peianc.com
Fax: 902-894-4928
Website: www.peianc.com

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SASKATCHEWAN

Carlton Trail College
611 17th Street: P.O. Box 720
Humboldt, Saskatchewan S0K 2A0
Telephone: 306-682-2623
Toll-Free: 1-800-667- 2623
Email: humboldt@carltontrailcollege.com
Website: www.carltontrailcollege.com

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Cumberland College
800 101 street
Tisdale, SK S0E 1T0
Telephone: 306-873-3841
Email: lmcphee@cumberlandcollege.sk.ca
Website: www.cumberlandcollege.sk.ca

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Great Plains College
129-2nd Avenue N.E.
Swift Current, SK S9H 2C9
Telephone: 1-866-296-2472
Email: bulag@greatplainscollege.ca
Website: www.greatplainscollege.ca

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North West College
10702 Diefenbaker Drive
North Battleford, SK S9A 4A8
Telephone: 306-937-5124
Email: shelley.platten@nwrc.sk.ca
Website: www.nwrc.sk.ca

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Southeast College
532 Bourquin Road
Estevan, SK S4A 1C8
Telephone: 306-637-4928
Email: english@southeastcollege.org 
Website: www.southeastcollege.org

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YWCA
1895 Central Avenue
Prince Albert, SK, S6V4W8
Telephone: 306-922-5377
Fax: 306-763-8165 Attention: Rekha
Email: Rekhaluchenski.ywca@sasktel.net

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Language Assessment and Referral Centre (LARC)  c/o International Women of Saskatoon
201 - 336 5th Avenue North
Saskatoon, SK S7K 2P4
Telephone: 306-651-5272
Email: larcsaskatoon@gmail.com

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Language Assessment and Referral Centre (LARC)  c/o International Women of Saskatoon
100-2445 13th Avenue
Regina, SK  S4P 0W1
Telephone: 306-525-5272
Email: larcregina.iws@gmail.com

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Moose Jaw Multicultural Council
60 Athabasca Street East
Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0L2
Telephone: 306-693-4677
Email reception@mjmcinc.ca
Website: www.mjmcinc.ca

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Parkland College
200 Prystai Way
Yorkton SK, S3N 4G4
Telephone: 306-786-2591
Email: eal@parklandcollege.sk.ca
Website: www.parklandcollege.sk.ca

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What Our Students Say

LINC home study program is an excellent program for the immigrants like me. I have two young kids to take care, and the public transit is not convenient in my area. This program has three advantages. First, it save my time to take transit to normal class. Second, it save my money, I can take care my children myself. The most important thing is, it is free! So, I say it is wonderful!

- Bao W.

Over the past two years, this program has been providing me such a wonderful platform to learn a new language, know a new culture and adapt a new environment. I would like to highly recommend LINC Home Study program to all the new immigrants because it is a fantastic program for a language learner, particularly in the current new media age. This long distant course is making three more advantages than in-class course: saving time, saving money and creating as much interesting and interactive talks as possible.

- Yimei G.

 

Our students:

 

would recommend the program to friends and relatives

 

agree that LINC Home Study is helping them reach their language goals

 

agree that LINC Home Study is helping them feel more comfortable in     Canadian society

LEAD | LINC Home Study: Contact Us

LINC Home Study – Ontario

For more information in Ontario, please contact LINC Home Study – Ontario:

905-949-0049 ext. 1257 or toll free at 1-800-668-1179 ext. 1257
helpdesk@linchomestudy.ca
www.linchomestudy.ca

LINC Home Study – Canada

For more information outside of Ontario, please contact LINC Home Study – Canada:

1-800-668-1179 ext. 1294
lincndhelp@linchomestudy.ca
www.linchsnational.ca

LINC Home Study: Our Team

Teachers

All of the teachers employed by the LEAD programs are TESL-certified. All teachers have had years of classroom experience over and above their experience in this very specialized method of teaching. They possess a range of skills that encompass the following abilities:

  • thorough knowledge of the Canadian Language Benchmarks, LINC curriculum and LINC-mandated procedures
  • excellence in teaching English as a Second Language
  • superior assessment and monitoring skills to follow a large population on independent learning paths
  • ability to negotiate a meaningful professional relationship at a distance
  • understanding of proper professional boundaries in the context of an open teaching-learning environment
  • comprehensive awareness of community providers and referral strategies for sensitive situations
  • highly developed organizational and self-management skills
  • competence with a wide range of learning technologies, including Internet and email, scanning, webcams, faxing, recording, etc, to be able to respond to particular needs
  • willingness to adapt and demonstrate flexibility in implementing new media and methodologies

Staff

The high-quality knowledge and skills of LEAD’s team enables it to deliver exemplary distance education to newcomers seeking assistance in acquiring the skills and information they need to successfully settle in Canada. The managers and coordinators have a wealth of experience and education related to distance learning, particularly in the acquisition of a second language. The administrative support team enables LEAD to provide the best customer service to all participants in the programs. The instructors of LEAD’s programs are required to have TESL training and continually update their skills to remain current in the field of e-learning. LEAD’s technology team creates and maintains excellent, up-to-date computer-based learning and communication programs.

Quick Links

LEAD | LINC Home Study:
How to Register

Assessment

Book an appointment at a Language Assessment Centre or Referring Organization to assess your English language skills.

Eligibility

  • Permanent resident of Canada or Convention Refugee
  • Of legal school leaving age within province or territory of residence
  • Unable to attend LINC classes in person
  • A minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 3 for listening and speaking and 2 for reading and writing.

Referral

LINC Home Study will gather information to complete your registration. You will be placed on a waitlist until space is available. Your instructor will contact you by phone or email when it is time to start the program.

LINC Home Study: Overview

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) is an English language training program funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

The Centre for Education & Training’s LINC Home Study program provides free distance education for eligible newcomers to Canada who cannot attend LINC classes in person.

Students choose between online (computer with internet access) or correspondence (books and CDs) learning options and study independently from home. TESL-certified instructors conduct weekly one-on-one lessons with students using telephone or VoIP. Students complete assignments and receive on-going support and feedback on progress.

LINC Home Study – Ontario

For more information in Ontario, please contact LINC Home Study – Ontario:

905-949-0049 ext. 1257 or toll free at 1-800-668-1179 ext. 1257
help@linchomestudy.ca
www.linchomestudy.ca

LINC Home Study – Canada

For more information outside of Ontario, please contact LINC Home Study – Canada:

1-800-668-1179 ext. 1294
lincndhelp@linchomestudy.ca
www.linchsnational.ca

NLATS Assessors' Corner

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Citizenship & Immigration Canada - Provincial/Territorial sites:

Appropriate Use of TCET Assessment Tools

The Centre for Education and Training endorses the use of its assessment tools (CLBA/CLBA-LL/ELTPA) as a standardized measure of a client's proficiency for the purpose of initial placement in government-funded or other recognized English language training programs. Use of the CLBA/ CLBA-LL/ELTPA or partial use of the assessment tools for other than identified appropriate uses is not authorized or condoned by the Centre for Education & Training.

NLATS Resources

Link to LANGUAGE BENCHMARKS

Link to ASSESSMENT CENTRES ACROSS CANADA

LINKS TO CIC PROVINCIAL WEBSITES

Assessment Locations in Canada

The CLBA, CLBA-LL and ELTPA are administered by certified assessors in Language Assessment and Referral Centres across Canada.

Training and support is also specifically offered in Ontario.  For Language Assessment Support Services in Ontario, please visit this link.

Please note:  TCET strives to keep the following contact information current.  Agencies may contact us directly to provide updates.

ALBERTA

Calgary

ILVARC
1401, 910-7th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3N8
P: (403) 262-2656
F: (403) 294-1173

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Edmonton

LARCC
10709-105th Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 2X3
P: (403) 424-3545
F: (403) 424-7129

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Lethbridge

Southern Alberta Language Assessment Services (SALAS) Ltd
315 B 530 Eighth Street South
Lethbridge AB T1J 2J8
P: (403) 328-4811
P: 1-800-329-4811
www.salasltd@telus.net
Dr. Lucille M. Prindle, Owner/Assessor

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Medicine Hat

Karen Ziemann Consulting
1657-31 Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8J9
Karen Ziemann, Assessor
P: (403) 527-5062
F: (403) 529-1545

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Red Deer

C.A.R.E.
202-5000 Gaetz Ave.
Red Deer, AB T4N 6C2
P: (403) 346-8818
F: (403) 347-5220

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BRITISH COLUMBIA

Kelowna

Citizenship & Immigration
202-1635 Abbott St.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1B2
Tricia Chmiel
P: (250) 862-3659
F: (250) 861-8694

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Surrey

ELSA/CLBA Testing Centre
#202-7337-137 Street
Surrey, BC V3W 1A4
Vasso Vahlas
P: (604) 507-4150
F: (604) 507-4155

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Vancouver

Western ESL Services
395 West Broadway, Suite 102
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1A7
Wes Schroeder, Manager
P: (604) 876-5756
F: (604) 876-0134

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NEW BRUNSWICK

Fredericton

University of New Brunswick
English Language Program
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
Anna Maria Robinson, Coordinator
P: (506) 453-3564
F: (506) 453-3578

Citizenship & Immigration Canada
77 Westmorland Street, Suite 380
Fredericton, NB E3B 6Z3
P: (506) 452-4081
F: (506) 452-2405

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Saint John

Saint John YMCA/YWCA
19-25 Hazen Ave.
Saint John, NB E2L 3G6
P: (506) 646-2389
F: (506) 634-0783

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NEWFOUNDLAND

St. John’s

Association for New Canadians
P.O. Box 2031
St. John’s, NL A1C 5R6
Frank Gough, Assessor
P: (709) 726-6848
F: (709) 754-4407

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Citizenship & Immigration
P.O. Box 13667
St. John’s, NL A1B 4G1
Marlene Holden
P: (709) 772-5521
F: (709) 772-2929

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NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Yellowknife

Aurora College
Bag Service 9700
Yellowknife, NWT X1A 2K3
Deb Simpson, Director
P: (403) 920-3034
F: (403) 920-2226

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NOVA SCOTIA

Halifax

Language Assessment Services of Nova Scotia
6169 Quinpool Road, Suite 221
Halifax, NS
B3L 4P8
(902) 431-8675
www.lasns.info

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Dartmouth

Itinerant Centre– actual assessments take place off-site
Metro-Region Immigrant Language Services
136 Pinecrest Drive
Dartmouth, NS B3A 2J9
Anne Kelly, TIE Coordinator
P: (902) 464-2032
F: (902) 464-2828

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Charlottetown

Association for Newcomers to Canada
P.O. Box 2846
179 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 8C4
Lorraine Beck
P: (902) 628-6009
F: (902) 894-4928

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Citizenship & Immigration Canada
134 Kent Street, Suite 410
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 8R8
Asifa Rahman
P: (902) 566-7738
F: (902) 566-8355

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SASKATCHEWAN

Regina

Canada Immigration Centre
Assessment Centre
415-2045 Broad Street
Regina, SK S4P 3T7
P: (306) 780-7786
F: (306) 780-8745

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Saskatoon

Citizenship & Immigration
415-101 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0E1
Lynda McPhee
P: (306) 975-4619

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Services NLATS (Canada)

National Language Assessment Training Services is responsible for providing the following services:

  • Assessor Training
    • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA)
    • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment for Literacy Learners (CLBA-LL)
    • Enhanced Language Training Placement Assessment (ELTPA) (6 – 10)
  • Assessor Recertification and Recalibration
    • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA)
    • Enhanced Language Training Placement Assessment (ELTPA) (6 – 10)
  • Input to Guidelines for Language Assessment Centres in Canada and Updates
  • Information Resource Services for Assessors and Coordinators
  • Training and Assessment Materials
  • Distribution of CLBA/CLBA-LL Assessment Forms

Currently, training is available to assessors of government-funded adult ESL programs throughout the country which meet the standard requirements. In some regions, additional restrictions may apply. TCET strives to offer cost-efficient training sessions to assessors across Canada. As training requests are handled on an individual basis, the cost of training will be determined by the number of trainees attending the session and the location of the session. Please contact us for a customized quote.

Contact NLATS

Jennifer Tanudjaja - Project Manager

National Language Assessment Training Services (Canada)

50 Burnhamthorpe Road W, Suite 410
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C2
Canada

P: (905) 949-0049 Ext 1224
F: (905) 949-6636
Email: Jennifer Tanudjaja

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National Language Assessment Training Services: Criteria for Candidates

Criteria for Candidates for Assessor Training

After July 1, 1998 all applicants seeking status as licensed sites for CCLB - recognized assessment instruments are responsible for ensuring that candidates for CLB assessment instrument training demonstrate competencies in six core areas. More specialized criteria may be applied to some CCLB-recognized assessment instruments. Criteria for candidates relate to the following areas:

1. Adult Second Language Acquisition

All assessors using CCLB-recognized assessment instruments should demonstrate:

  • theoretical understanding of and practical experience working with appropriate stages of the Canadian Language Benchmarks and the Canadian Language Benchmarks for ESL literacy learners

2. Assessment in Adult ESL

All assessors using CCLB-recognized assessment instruments should have:

  • theoretical and practical experience in assessing second language proficiency
  • an ability to comment orally and in writing on the effectiveness of client’s communication

3. Cultural Sensitivity

All assessors using CCLB-recognized assessment instruments should:

  • have knowledge of factors that may affect client performance in testing situations
  • be sensitive to diverse needs of clients
  • demonstrate tact, diplomacy and respect when dealing with clientele

4.  Interview Skills

All assessors using CCLB-recognized assessment instruments should:

  • demonstrate effective listening and elicitation strategies
  • demonstrate level-appropriate speech for clients with language proficiencies covering all stages of the CLB 2000
  • demonstrate awareness of educational counselling principles

5. Decision-making Skills

All assessors using CCLB-recognized assessment instruments should:

  • demonstrate the ability to make appropriate assessment decisions in the absence of clear indicators
  • demonstrate the ability to apply policies and procedures effectively
  • demonstrate use of personal judgment to effectively use CCLB-recognized instruments

6. English Language Proficiency

All assessors using CCLB-recognized assessment instruments should:

  • demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written English

Eligibility

Please note that assessor training is not offered to individuals.  Requests for assessor training must be received from a sponsoring organization/centre.

National Language Assessment Training Services: ELTPA Training

The Enhanced Language Training Placement Assessment (Benchmark 6-10), or ELTPA (6-10), is a low-stakes assessment tool for placing adult newcomers, mostly internationally trained professionals and trades people, in Enhanced Language Training programs.  As the ELT programs deliver work-oriented language training, the Assessment focuses on evaluating language skills representative of those required in work or work-readiness settings.  The ELTPA (6-10) is referenced to the Canadian Language Benchmarks 2000 and is a task-based instrument addressing a range of genres and themes. The assessment distinguishes communicative competence in four skill areas across a range of abilities from Benchmark 6 and below (6-) to 10 and above (10+).  As no distinctions are drawn in proficiency levels at Benchmark 6 or lower, it is recommended that the ELTPA be used for assessment of those candidates whose language skills have been evaluated through prior CLB testing to be at Benchmark 6 or higher.

ELTPA training provides:

  • 1.5 days of trainer-facilitated intensive instruction, skill application and coaching
  • instruction in test administration protocol
  • review of interview skills, with a focus on enhanced language clients
  • analysis and scoring of case studies
  • application of learned skills through practice interviews with candidates whose language skills have been evaluated through prior CLB testing to be at Benchmark 6 or higher
  • ELTPA (6 – 10) certification
  • a ELTPA (6 – 10) kit for certified candidates
  • additional ELTPA (6 – 10) material as developed (e.g. test revisions/updates)

Assessor Training Eligibility

Candidates for ELTPA training must have prior certification in CLBA or CLBPT. All candidates for training must meet the Criteria for Candidates for Assessor Training. Candidates and their sponsoring organization/centre will be held responsible for ensuring that all terms and conditions of CLBA use are adhered to, as described in the Agreements.

 

 

National Language Assessment Training Services: CLBA-LL Training

The CLBA-LL is a new procedure that combines elements of both CLBA and the former CLBLA.

The Canadian Language Benchmarks for Adult Literacy Learners document published in 2016 introduced a new scale for the measurement of literacy ability. The scale aligns literacy benchmarks with ESL benchmarks so clients can be placed accurately and served appropriately in the classes that are available to them.

Because literacy placement test results must now be based on the client's ability to perform literacy tasks in English, the CLBLA can no longer be used in its original design as a measure of first-language literacy. For this reason, a new procedure known as CLBA-LL has been designed to utilize elements of the CLBA and CLBLA to determine an appropriate benchmark for a client.

 

Included in CLBA-LL Training:

  • 1.5 - 2 days of trainer-facilitated intensive instruction, skill application and coaching
  • Instruction in test administration protocol
  • Review of interview skills, with a focus on literacy clients
  • Analysis and scoring of case studies
  • Application of learned skills through practice interviews with literacy clients
  • CLBA-LL certification
  • A CLBA-LL kit for certified candidates
  • Additional CLBA-LL material as developed (e.g. test revisions/updates)

Assessor Training Eligibility

Candidates for CLBA-LL training must have prior CLBA certification. All candidates for training must meet the Criteria for Candidates for Assessor Training. Candidates and their sponsoring organization/centre will be held responsible for ensuring that all terms and conditions of CLBA use are adhered to, as described in the Agreements.

National Language Assessment Training Services: CLBA Training

The CLBA is used to determine a newcomer's English language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing at various stages of development.

The CLBA is an assessment tool rather than a traditional test.  Its purpose is to help place language learners in instruction programs appropriate for their level of competence in English.

The CLBA:

  • Is a task-based assessment instrument
  • Assesses English proficiency on the scale from Benchmark 1 to Benchmark 8
  • Assesses English Listening/Speaking through one-on-one interviews
  • Assesses Reading by means of responses to short answer/multiple choice questions
  • Assesses Writing by means of authentic, life-applicable tasks

CLBA training provides:

  • 5 trainer-facilitated days of intensive instruction, skill application and coaching
  • instruction in test administration protocol
  • instruction in language elicitation interview techniques
  • instruction in analysis and scoring of CLBA Listening/Speaking, Reading and Writing test instruments
  • application of learned skills through practice interviews with ESL students and through study and scoring of authentic test samples
  • CLBA certification
  • a CLBA kit for certified candidates
  • additional CLBA material as developed (e.g. test revisions/updates)
  • invitation to future CLBA professional development workshops/seminars (For Funded Programs)

Assessor Training Eligibility

All candidates for training must meet the Criteria for Candidates for Assessor Training. Candidates and their sponsoring organization/centre will be held responsible for ensuring that all terms and conditions of CLBA use are adhered to, as described in the Agreements.

About the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB):

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) are the national standard used in Canada for describing, measuring and recognizing the English language proficiency of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants for living and working in Canada.

The CLB is a descriptive scale of communicative proficiency in English as a Second Language, expressed as benchmarks or reference points. Benchmarks provide a framework of reference for learning, teaching, programming and assessing adult English as a Second Language in Canada, and a national standard for planning second language curricula for a variety of contexts and a common “yardstick” for assessing the outcomes. 

The CLB was developed under the sponsorship of Citizenship and Immigration Canada and provincial governments of Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta.

NLATS (Canada)

National Language Assessment Training Services (NLATS) provides support to all Language Assessment and Referral Centres across Canada by coordinating and providing functional guidance and training, program delivery materials and tools, and sharing information and best practices. Our ultimate objective is to ensure that newcomer clients receive accurate language assessments and referrals in accordance with the Canadian Language Benchmarks.

The Centre for Education & Training is the only provider of assessor training in CLBA, CLBA-LL and ELTPA. TCET has provided assessor training to new employees of Language Assessment Centres since 1996. TCET also provides recertification and recalibration.

Services

National Language Assessment Training Services is responsible for providing the following services:

  • Assessor Training
    • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA)
    • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment for Literacy Learners (CLBA-LL)
    • Enhanced Language Training Placement Assessment (ELTPA) (6 – 10)
  • Assessor Recertification and Recalibration
    • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA)
    • Enhanced Language Training Placement Assessment (ELTPA) (6 – 10)
  • Input to Guidelines for Language Assessment Centres in Canada and Updates
  • Information Resource Services for Assessors and Coordinators
  • Training and Assessment Materials
  • Distribution of CLBA/CLBA-LL Assessment Forms

Currently, training is available to assessors of government-funded adult ESL programs throughout the country which meet the standard requirements. In some regions, additional restrictions may apply. TCET strives to offer cost-efficient training sessions to assessors across Canada. As training requests are handled on an individual basis, the cost of training will be determined by the number of trainees attending the session and the location of the session. Please contact us for a customized quote.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are your services free?

All of our services are FREE of cost and available to eligible clients.

Who is eligible to use your services?

Newcomer Information Centres are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to provide services to Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees and Prospective Newcomers inside and outside of Canada. Citizens, temporary residents and refugee claimants can receive basic information and referral and are provided with options based on their eligibility. For more information, please contact one of our locations.

Do I need to book an appointment to come to your centre?

NIC welcomes clients on a walk-in, first come, first served basis. Appointments are only required for the following: Commissioner of Oaths, Settlement Services and Group Sessions.

Can I receive services in my language?

Our multi-lingual staff can speak over 22 languages combined. For language availability at your preferred location, please contact us.

I’m looking for a job, can you help?

Job searching is very important, our Information Counsellors can help you with your job search, and refer you to bridging programs, co-op placements, and volunteer opportunities in the community. Further, most of our NIC centres are conveniently co-located with Employment Services (which gives you direct access to specialized assistance during the same visit at our Peel centres).

Do you provide English/French classes?

NIC refers clients who are interested in improving their English/French language skills to the Canadian Language Assessment and Referral System (CLARS). CLARS provides free English/French language assessments and referrals to classes for eligible immigrants seeking language training in Peel, Halton, Dufferin, York, Simcoe and Durham regions. For locations and contact information, please click here.  

Does NIC offer translation services?

The Centre for Education & Training offers quality, cost effective translation and interpretation services through trained culturally sensitive personnel to meet the needs of individuals and businesses. Click here for more info.

Do you assist filling out government and other forms?

Through our partnerships with Settlement Service Providers, we do assist with filling out some government forms. When booking your appointment, please specify the type of form, to ensure we are able to assist you.

Does NIC provide Credential Evaluation?

We provide credential evaluation information sessions on a regular basis, in addition to one-to-one credential evaluation advice by representatives of authorized service providers. Contact us for more info or to book your appointment.

Do you provide Notary Public Services?

NIC provides free Commissioner of Oaths services available by appointment at all of our centres and itinerant locations. Officers are able to take affidavits & statutory declarations, attest/certify true copies and administer oaths. An appointment is required for this service.

How do I register for an Information Session?

NIC offers off-site and in-house information sessions and presentations on settlement-related topics. These sessions offer you an opportunity to learn, share and discuss your career development and orientation to Canada. Registration is required by phone, on-line, email or in person by speaking to one of our Information Counsellors.

Are you able to look after my children while I am accessing your services?

Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) is available, free of cost, at selected locations. Our CNC program ensures the care for your children (6 months of age and above) meets their social, emotional, and intellectual needs while you access our on-site services.

I’m preparing to come to Canada, can you assist me?

The Newcomer Information Centre can assist with your international queries in orientation, preparedness for immigration to Canada through our E-mail Service (nic@tcet.com).

You can also visit PrepCan website and find out if you are eligible for pre-arrival services.”

Community Resources

Settlement

Welcome to Canada Guide
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/publications/welcome/

Settlement.org
www.settlement.org

Ontario Immigration
www.citizenship.gov.on.ca

Services to Help You Settle in Ontario
www.ontarioimmigration.ca

Welcome to Peel
www.immigrationpeel.ca

Welcome to Halton
www.welcometohalton.ca

Employment

Regulated Professions in Ontario
http://www.ontarioimmigration.ca/en/working/OI_HOW_WORK_PROF_PROFS.html

Jobs & Employment Assistance
http://www.ontario.ca/jobs-and-employment/jobs-and-employment

Employment Standards in Ontario
https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/

Health and Safety at Work
http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/poster_prevention.php

Awareness Training
http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/training/index.php

Education & Training

Post Secondary Education, Colleges & Universities
http://www.ontario.ca/education-and-training/go-college-or-university-ontario

Secondary Education, Ontario
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/secondary.html

Bridging Programs http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english/index.shtml

Apprenticeships http://www.apprenticesearch.com/

Language & Credential Assessment

Language Assessment Centres in Peel/Halton http://www.lincpeelhalton.com/locations_lacs.html

Credential Assessment Services http://www.cicic.ca/415/credential-assessment-services.Canada

Locations

The Newcomer Information Centres are centrally located in Mississauga and Brampton and easily accessible by public transportation. Professional, multilingual staff are always on hand to assist clients with any questions that they may have.

Select a location for more information. For maps and directions, select the address.

Mississauga Location

50 Burnhamthorpe Road West,
Suite 300
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C2
905 949 0049 ext. 1266

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Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

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Brampton East Location

263 Queen Street East,
Unit 14,
Brampton, Ontario, L6W 4K6
905 595 0722 ext. 4000

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Client Service Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

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Brampton South Location

7700 Hurontario Street,
Unit 601, Suite 100,
Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 4M3
905 457 4747 ext. 3013

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Client Service Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

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Malton Location

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7420 Airport Road, Suite 104
Mississauga, Ontario, L4T 4E5
905 677 0007 ext. 5233

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Client Service Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

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Oakville Location

690 Dorval Drive, Suite 100
Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3X9
905 875 3851 ext. 5008

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Client Service Hours

Monday - Friday
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Itinerant Services - Brampton Libraries

Every Tuesday of the month; for more information and to book an appointment call:

  1. 2nd Tuesday - Chinguacousy Branch
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: (416) 518-3472
  2. 3rd Tuesday - South Fletchers Branch
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: (416) 518-3472
  3. 4th Tuesday - Mount Pleasant Village Branch
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm: (416) 518-3472

Itinerant Services - Mississauga Libraries

  1. Mississauga Central Branch
    Every Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday:
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm: (416) 528-9452
  2. Meadowvale Branch
    Every Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday:
    10:00am to 5:00 pm: (416) 524-3085
  3. Mississauga Valley Branch
    1st and Last Tuesday of the month:
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm: (416) 528-9452
  4. Lakeview Branch
    2nd  Tuesday of alternate month:
    12:00 pm to 7:00 pm: (416) 528-9452
  5. Cooksville Branch
    3rd Tuesday of the month:
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm: (416) 528-9452
  6. South Common Branch
    2nd and 4th Friday of the month:
    10:00 am to 5:00 pm: (416) 524-3085

Itinerant Services - Places of Worship

  1. Gurdwara Sikh Sangad Brampton
    Every Wednesday:
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm: (416) 518-3472
  2. Sri Guru Nanak Sikh Centre Brampton
    Every Thursday:
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm: (416) 518-3472
  3. Ontario Khalsa Darbar, Mississauga
    Every Saturday (except long weekends):
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm: (416) 518-3472
  4. Dookh Nivaaran Gurdwara Sahib
    2nd Friday of the month
    12:30pm to 3:30pm: (416) 518-3472

Itinerant Services - Community Partners / Programs

  1. Chinese Association of Mississauga
    2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month:
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm: (416) 524-3085
  2. Learning In Our Neighbourhood (LION)
    Schedule varies, for more details call (416) 518-3472
  3. Helping Hands Brampton
    Schedule varies, for more information call (416) 518-3472

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Our Services

Information & Referral Centre

Friendly, multilingual staff provide accurate, up-to-date information and referral to various programs and services in the community to meet clients’ specific needs.  NIC is a walk-in centre offering comprehensive information including but not limited to employment, licensing, credential evaluation, language training, housing, health services, legal issues, government programs, citizenship and immigration, and various social, community and recreational services.

Information Sessions:

Off-site and in-house Information Sessions and presentations on settlement. These sessions provide an opportunity to learn, share and discuss your career development and settlement progress. Registration is required by phone, e-mail or in person:

Information Sessions:

  • Starting Your Life in Canada
  • Immigration & Sponsorship
  • Continuing Education
  • Canadian Citizenship
  • Know Your Rights at Work
  • Financial Literacy
  • Canadian Tax System
  • Identity Theft
  • Banking for Newcomers in Canada

Commissioner of Oaths Services

Commissioner of Oaths Services are available by appointment at all NIC locations to take affidavits, declarations, oaths, attest/certify true copies of original documents

Itinerant Services:

NIC is reaching out to the community even further by providing its services from community partners’ locations:

  • Brampton & Mississauga Libraries
  • Places of Worship
  • Community Centres

Resource Centre:

Providing access to printed resources, telephone, computers, fax, printer, scanners and Internet

E-mail Services:

nic@tcet.com is a unique service, responding to national & international queries assisting in the orientation and preparedness for immigrants to Canada. All responses to inquiries are sent in 2 business days.

Settlement Services:

In partnership with settlement agencies, NIC provides direct settlement services to eligible clients in need of additional settlement support. Clients can meet with settlement workers at each NIC location to receive assistance with the following:

  • Form-filling assistance for government documents and benefits including applications for: OHIP, SIN, CCTB, GST/HST Credit, driver's licence.
  • Help with renewing a permanent resident card, preparing for a citizenship test and applying for Canadian citizenship

For more information and to book an appointment, contact one of our centres.

Information and Referral Service via Skype:

  • Do you have a quick question about settlement but are unable to visit us in person?
  • Are you looking for settlement information but you live far away from our Newcomer Centres?
  • Do you have access to a computer with skype?

Call us Monday to Friday 2:00pm - 4:00pm at nicskype@tcet.com

Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) is available, free of cost at selected locations. Our CNC program ensures the care for your children (6 months of age or over) while you access our on-site services.

Information Sessions

November 2018 Newcomer Information Centre Calendar

December 2018 Newcomer Information Centre Calendar

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Brampton East Sessions

 

 

Brampton South Sessions

 

 

Malton Sessions

 

 

Oakville Sessions

 

 

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Overview

Newcomer Information Centres (NIC) are walk-in information centres funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to provide free, up to date settlement information and referral for the smooth transition of newcomers to life in Canada. NIC is open to permanent residents, convention refugees and prospective immigrants.

Citizens, temporary residents and refugee claimants can receive basic information and referral and are provided with options based on their eligibility.

NIC provides its clients with personalized information and referral partnering with other community and government programs to assist newcomers with all their settlement needs.

At each NIC location clients can receive information on:

  • Employment
  • Immigration and Citizenship
  • Education and Training
  • Credential evaluation
  • Health services
  • Housing
  • Language training
  • Legal and social services
  • Recreation
  • Finance and income tax

To access Newcomer Information Centre services, please present one of the following documents at the time of your first visit:

  • Permanent Resident (PR) Card
  • Confirmation of PR
  • Landing Paper
  • Notice of Decision Letter

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Support to Community Partnership Committees

In Peel-Halton-Dufferin, support is provided to the Peel-Halton-Dufferin Language Partnership. These services include:

  • coordinating professional development and special events,
  • facilitating the delivery of language training curriculum based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks,
  • liaising with agencies and organizations that provide language training in Peel, Halton and Dufferin, and facilitate partnership connections,
  • providing statistical information based on language assessment and demographics to Citizenship and Immigration Canada and partner organizations for planning purposes, and
  • designing and maintaining websites: www.languagepeelhalton.ca and Teaching Resources for Language Instructors.

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In York/Simcoe and Durham, coordination support is provided to the York Region and Simcoe County Language Training Partner group as well as the Durham Community Language Partnership Committee.

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Important Steps in the Language Assessment Process

Eligibility

Generally, newcomers to Canada are eligible for language assessments at no cost. Eligibility must be verified when scheduling an appointment.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Age:

  • Adults, 18 years of age or older or, if younger, with proof of high school completion from the country of origin.

2. Status in Canada

  • Canadian Citizen (born outside Canada who doesn’t speak English as a first language)
  • Permanent Resident
  • Convention Refugee/Protected Person
  • Persons in Canada whose applications for Permanent Resident status are being processed in Canada, and who have been informed by a letter from the Citizenship and Immigration Canada of the initial approval of their application subject to an admissibility assessment
  • Refugee Claimant
  • Temporary Worker or Student who has obtained initial approval for a concurrent Application for Permanent Residence
  • Foreign Domestic Worker admitted under the Live-In Caregiver program
  • Provincial Nominee (or Dependant) approved through Opportunities Ontario
  • Temporary Foreign Worker (or Dependant) approved through Canadian Experience Class

Identification

Original documents indicating immigration status in Canada, and photo identification must be presented at the time of assessment.

Identification Documents:

Status in Canada

  • Documentation (original or certified copy must be presented)

Canadian Citizen born outside of Canada

  • Canadian Passport
  • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship (Citizenship card)

Permanent Resident

  • Record of Landing (IMM 1000)
  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292 or IMM 5509)
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Permanent Resident Visa – Passport Sticker

Convention Refugee/Protected Person

Convention Refugees:

  • Record of Landing (IMM 1000) Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292 or IMM 5509)
  • Letter of Notice of Decision from the IRB confirming that the client has been determined to be a Convention Refugee.

Protected Persons:

  • Letters issued by CIC indicating that an client’s application for protection has been allowed (successful Pre-Removal Risk Assessment PRRA).
  • Protected Persons Status Document (IMM5520) Urgent Protection cases sometimes enter Canada on a temporary resident permit called a "Permit to come into or Remain in Canada (IMM 1263)." The permit will have the words “Protected temporary residents class” written on it.

Persons in Canada whose applications for Permanent Resident status are being processed in Canada and who have been informed by a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada of the initial approval of their application subject to an admissibility assessment.

  • Approved in Principle letter (pending verifications)
  • Work or Study Permits that include a notation indicating initial approval of a concurrent Application for Permanent Residence. The Work or Study Permit must have words like “Initial Approval of PR” written on it.

Refugee Claimant

  • Refugee Protection Claimant Document

Temporary Worker or Student who has obtained initial approval for a concurrent Application for Permanent Residence. This includes Temporary Foreign Workers or their Dependant who have been approved through the Canadian Experience Class.

  • Work or Study Permits that include a notation indicating initial approval of a concurrent Application for Permanent Residence. The Work or Study Permit must have words like “Initial Approval of PR” written on it.

Foreign domestic worker admitted under the Live-In Caregiver program.

  • Live-In Caregiver Work Permit (Case Type 20 for Nannies and Live-in Caregivers) issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. An expired Live In Caregiver permit, which has been converted to an Open Work Permit is acceptable.

Provincial Nominees, or their dependants, are individuals who apply to CIC to fast-track their PR status after successful nomination by Ontario employers via PNP; may also apply for temporary work permit while awaiting PR status.

  • PNP Certificate
  • Letter of Nomination
  • Nominee Work Permit Request Letter
  • PhD International Masters or PhD Graduate Stream Letter of Nomination or Certificate

Assessment

Certified assessors conduct the assessments by appointment only. The assessment process can take 3 hours or more.

Referral

Upon assessment completion, clients are provided with information on the range of training options available in their local communities, and are referred to appropriate language training classes of their choice.

Gathering Information

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) helps immigrants, including refugees, to settle in Canada. To do this, CIC funds organizations across the country to provide newcomers with services such as language training. To make sure newcomers get the right services, CIC requires that the CLARS Language Assessment Centre collect personal information from you under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and all information collected is protected under the federal government’s Privacy Act.

Click here to learn more about “Gathering Information”.

Language Training Options

Language training programs federally funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada include: (http://www.cic.gc.ca):

  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)
  • Enhanced Language Training (ELT)
  • Occupation Specific Language Training (OSLT)

CLARS Language Training Options

Language training programs funded by the Ontario Citizenship and Immigration Division of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) (www.citizenship.gov.on.ca) include:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • French as a Second Language (FSL)
  • Bridge To Work (BTW)
  • Specialized Language Training (SLT)

For information on Language Training Providers in Peel, Halton and Dufferin, locations, maps and contact information, please visit www.languagepeelhalton.ca.
For a quick reference list:
Directory of Language Training Programs in Peel/Halton/Dufferin

Clients who wish to learn English at the 5 Welcome Centre Immigrant Services locations can visit welcomecentre.ca for more information or call 1-877-761-1155 to book an appointment.

Other community locations offering classes are located throughout York Region and Simcoe County. Please visit ontarioimmigration.ca for information about language training and to find a Language Training Provider.

Contact Us

 

For questions, concerns, inquiries, please contact:
Marsha Parry Folkes 
Senior Manager, Language Assessment Services and Supports

Anca Jugarean
Community Liaison Coordinator, Language Assessment Centres - Peel Halton Dufferin

Peter Karulas
Manager, CLARS Language Assessment Centres – York Simcoe Durham

Jesette Nepomuceno
Community Liaison/Receptionist, CLARS language Assessment Centres - York Simcoe Durham
          

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CLARS Assessment Centres:
York, Simcoe and Durham

York Region and Simcoe County

CLARS York, Simcoe and Durham

Region of York

Simcoe County

In York Region and Simcoe County, language assessments are provided on a scheduled and pre-booked basis at the CLARS Richmond Hill main site and other community locations including the Welcome Centre Immigrant Services. Please call or visit the CLARS Language Assessment Centre (Hwy 7 Richmond Hill) Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Evening and Saturday appointments are also available.

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Richmond Hill

CLARS Language Assessment Services York/Simcoe
420 Highway 7 East, Suite 204B
Richmond Hill, ON 
L4B 3K2
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

Client Service Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Appointments are available some Saturdays.
Free parking is available.

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Barrie

Career Centre, Bayfield Mall
320 Bayfield St, Barrie ON
L4M 3C1
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

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Bradford

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library
425 Holland Street West, Bradford, ON
L3Z 0J2
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

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Markham

Markham North Welcome Centre
8400 Woodbine Ave, Markham ON
L3R 4N7
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

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Markham South Welcome Centre
7220 Kennedy Rd, Markham ON
L3R 7P2
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

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Newmarket

Newmarket Welcome Centre
16655 Yonge St, Newmarket ON
L3X 1V6
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

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Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill Welcome Centre
9325 Yonge St, Richmond Hill ON
L4C 0A8
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

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Vaughan

Vaughan Welcome Centre
9100 Jane St, Vaughan ON
L4K 0A8
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

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Durham Region

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In Durham Region, language assessments are provided on a scheduled and pre-booked basis at Welcome Centre Immigrant Services and other community locations. Please call the CLARS Language Assessment Centre or visit one of the following locations between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Some evening and Saturday appointments are also available.

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Oshawa

Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre
272 King St E, Oshawa L1H 1C9
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

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Ajax

Ajax Welcome Centre
458 Fairall St, Ajax ON
L1S 1R6
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

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Pickering

Pickering Welcome Centre
1400 Bayly St, Pickering ON
L1W 3R2
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

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Whitby

Whitby Catholic Continuing Education Centre (DCDSB)
1003 Giffard St, Whitby
L1N 2S4
Telephone: 1-855-330-8655

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Language Assessment Centres: 
Peel, Halton and Dufferin

In the Regions of Peel, Halton and Dufferin County, language assessments are provided, by appointment, at 6 convenient locations in Mississauga, Malton, Brampton East, Brampton South, Oakville and Milton, and, on occasional basis, at additional sites across the Regions.

"Language Assessment: What you need to know"

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Please call or visit a Language Assessment Centre in your area, Monday to Friday, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Evening or Saturday appointments are also available.

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Mapped Language Assessment Centres and Language Training Providers in Peel-Halton-Dufferin

 

Language Assessment Centre Mississauga

Sussex Centre
50 Burnhamthorpe West, Suite 300
Mississauga, ON, L5B 3C2
Telephone: 905-949-0049 x1369

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Language Assessment Centre Malton

7420 Airport Road, Suite 104
Mississauga, ON L4T 4E5
Telephone: 905-677-0007 x5228

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Language Assessment Centre Brampton City South

7700 Hurontario Street, Unit 601
Brampton, ON L6Y 4M3
Telephone: 905-457-4747 x3025

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Language Assessment Centre Brampton East

263 Queen Street East, Unit 14
Brampton, ON L6W 4K6
Telephone: 905-595-0722 x4101

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Language Assessment Centre Oakville

690 Dorval Drive, Suite 100
Oakville, ON L6K 3X9
Telephone: (905) 875-3851 x5012

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Itinerant Community Site - Milton

Itinerant Community Site – Milton Sports Arena
605 Santa Maria Blvd, Room 3
Milton, ON L9T 6J5
Telephone: 905-875-3851 x5012

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CLARS Language Assessment Centres

 

CLARS Language Assessment Centres provide free English/French language assessments and referrals to classes for eligible immigrants seeking language training in Peel, Halton, Dufferin, York, Simcoe and Durham. Completing a language assessment is the first step to accessing language classes in your community.

Language assessments are conducted by certified language assessors using the following standardized tools:

  • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA)
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment for Literacy Learners (CLBA-LL)
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT)
  • Enhanced Language Training Placement Assessment (ELTPA)
  • Literacy Placement Tool (LPT)
  • Batterie de tests de classement (BTC-NCLC)

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"Language Assessment: What you need to know"

 

Les Centres d’évaluation linguistique CLARS

 

Soutien aux comités de partenariat communautaires

Dans les régions de Peel, Halton et Dufferin, le soutien est assuré par les comités de partenariat communautaires. Ces services comprennent :

  • la coordination du perfectionnement professionnel et d’événements spéciaux,
  • la diffusion du programme de formation linguistique selon les Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens,
  • la liaison avec les organismes et les organisations qui donnent la formation linguistique dans les régions de Peel, de Halton et de Dufferin et qui facilitent les liens de partenariat,
  • la communication des données statistiques en fonction de l’évaluation linguistique et des données démographiques à Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada et aux organisations partenaires aux fins de planification, ainsi que
  • la conception et la mise à jour des sites Web : lincpeelhalton.com et Ressources pédagogiques pour maîtres en formation linguistique.

Dans les régions de York, Simcoe et Durham, du soutien en matière de coordination est fourni à la région de York et au groupe de partenaires en formation linguistique du comté de Simcoe ainsi qu’au comité de partenariat linguistique communautaire de la communauté de Durham.

 

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Étapes importantes du processus d’évaluation linguistique

Admissibilité

En général, les nouveaux arrivants au Canada peuvent passer des évaluations linguistiques sans frais.
L’admissibilité doit être vérifiée au moment de prendre rendez-vous.
Critères d’admissibilité

  • Âge : Adultes de 18 ans ou plus ou, pour les plus jeunes, diplôme d’études secondaires du pays d’origine.
  • Statut au Canada
    • Citoyen canadien (né hors du Canada qui ne parle pas anglais comme langue première)
    • Résident permanent
    • Réfugié au sens de la convention / personne protégée
    • Personnes qui se trouvent au Canada pendant que la demande de résidence permanente y est traitée, à condition d’avoir été informé par courrier par Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada que leur demande est acceptée au préalable en attendant l’évaluation d’admissibilité
    • Demandeur d’asile
    • Travailleur temporaire ou étudiant dont la demande initiale simultanée de résidence permanente a été acceptée
    • Travailleur domestique étranger admis par Perspectives Ontario
    • Candidat de la province (ou personne à charge) approuvé par Perspectives Ontario
    • Travailleur étranger temporaire (ou personne à charge) approuvé au titre de la catégorie de l’expérience canadienne

Identification
Les documents originaux indiquant le statut d’immigrant au Canada et une photo d’identification doivent être présentés au moment de l’évaluation.
Évaluation
Des évaluateurs certifiés procèdent aux évaluations par rendez-vous seulement. Le processus d’évaluation peut prendre plus de trois heures.
Aiguillage

À l’issue de l’évaluation, les clients reçoivent de l’information sur la gamme d’options de cours de formation offerts dans leurs communautés locales et sont dirigés vers les cours de formation linguistique appropriés de leur choix.

Collecte de renseignements

Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada (CIC) aide les immigrants, y compris les réfugiés, à s'établir au Canada. À cette fin, le Ministère finance des organismes partout au pays afin de fournir aux nouveaux arrivants des services telle la formation linguistique. Afin de veiller à ce que les nouveaux arrivants obtiennent les services appropriés, Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada exige que les Centres d’évaluation linguistique CLARS recueillent auprès des nouveaux arrivants des renseignements personnels au titre de la Loi sur l’immigration et la protection des réfugiés et les données recueillies sont protégées au titre de la Loi sur la protection des renseignements personnels du gouvernement fédéral.

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Les Centres d’évaluation linguistique CLARS

 

Les Centres d’évaluation linguistique CLARSoffrent des évaluations linguistiques de l’anglais et du français gratuites ainsi qu’un aiguillage à des cours aux immigrants admissibles en quête de formation linguistique dans les régions de Peel, de Halton, de Dufferin, de York, de Simcoe et de Durham. Cette évaluation se veut la première étape de l’accès à des cours de langue dans votre communauté.

Pour prendre rendez-vous pour une évaluation linguistique, prière d’appeler ou de visiter un centre d’évaluation CLARS dans votre région, du lundi au vendredi entre 9 h et 16 h; des rendez-vous en soirée et les samedis sont également offerts.

Mississauga : 905-949-0049, poste 1369
Malton : 905-677-0007, poste 1
Brampton Est : 905-595-0722, poste 4101
Brampton-Sud : 905-457-4747, poste 3025
Oakville : 905-875-3851, poste 5012
Les évaluations linguistiques sont effectuées par des évaluateurs certifiés à l’aide des outils normalisés suivants :  

  • Évaluation selon les Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (ENCLC)
  • Évaluation de la connaissance selon les Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (ECNCLC)
  • Test de classement selon les Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC-TC)
  • Évaluation de classement pour les cours de langue de niveau avancé (ELTPA)
  • Outil d’évaluation du niveau d’alphabétisation (LPT)
  • Batterie de tests de classement (BTC-NCLC)

"Pour tout savoir sur l’évaluation linguistique"

Toronto Employment & Social Services
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Jobillico
Employment Ontario
Region of Peel
Government of Saskatchewan
Service Canada
Toronto Employment & Social Services
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Jobillico
Employment Ontario
Region of Peel
Government of Saskatchewan
Service Canada
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