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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.

Web Portal Access for Peel-Halton-Dufferin Language and Settlement Partnerships Members


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
          

We appreciate your feedback. Please e-mail us at lac@tcet.com, or fill out the form below, and we will connect with you as soon as possible.
Thank you!


 

 

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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.

"Language Assessment: What you need to know"

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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.

"Language Assessment: What you need to know"

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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"

CLARS Peel, Halton & Dufferin

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

Get Directions


 

Language Assessment Centre Malton

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

Get Directions


 

Language Assessment Centre Brampton City South

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

Get Directions


 

Language Assessment Centre Brampton East

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

Get Directions


 

Language Assessment Centre Oakville

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

Get Directions

NOTE: Access PARKING from
Wyecroft Road


 

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)

Click here for more information on language assessment tools.

"Language Assessment: What you need to know"

 

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