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OVERVIEW

LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT AND REFERRAL

For persons interested in learning English or French, the first step to accessing language training is to complete a language assessment.

Operated by the Centre for Education & Training, CLARS Language Assessment Centres Peel-Halton-Dufferin administer language proficiency assessments, and provide referral options.


Important Steps in the Language Assessment and Referral Process:

1. Eligibility - must be verified prior to scheduling an appointment.

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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


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

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Status in Canada

Documentation (original orcertified 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


3. Assessment
- Certified assessors conduct the assessments by appointment only. The assessment process can take 3 hours or more.
Click here for CLARS Language Assessment Centres locations and contact information.

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

and additional approved assessment tools.

Click here for more information on language assessment tools.

4. Referral - Upon assessment completion, clients are provided with a range of training options that suit their needs. Click here for a Directory of Language Training Programs (Peel - Halton - Dufferin).

LANGUAGE TRAINING

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Language training programs funded by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada include:

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

  • Curriculum - Classes focus on the development of English speaking, reading, writing & listening skills. They may include computer assisted language training.
  • Classes range from Literacy to Level 7.
  • LINC Home Study / CLIC En Ligne may be available for those who cannot attend regular classes.
  • Accessibility - LINC is available to meet the needs of people with a range of disabilities.
  • Language Training Providers - Language classes are offered by various organizations in Peel and Halton Regions (see Locations for a list of locations, maps and contact information).
  • Schedule - Classes are offered Full-Time or Part-Time, and are held Mornings, Afternoons, Evening, or Weekends.
  • Transportation and Childminding - These services may be provided at some locations.

Enhanced Language Training (ELT),
Occupation Specific Language Training (OSLT)

  • ELT and OSLT provide advanced level English instruction.
  • Job-specific, labour market level language training to help individuals find and keep jobs that match their skills and qualifications.
  • Particularly useful for internationally-trained professionals and trades people.
  • May have bridge-to-work assistance, including apprenticeship and mentorship services, work placement and other employment help.

For more options, please see the Directory of Language Training Programs (Peel - Halton - Dufferin).

 



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Funded by / Financé par:

Language training programs funded by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration include:

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

For more options, please see the Directory of Language Training Programs (Peel - Halton - Dufferin).

 

 

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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.

Click here for locations, maps and contact information.

 

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CLARS Language Assessment Centres
Peel-Halton-Dufferin
SCELA Centre d'évaluation linguistique

For questions, concerns, inquiries, please contact:

Marsha Parry Folkes
Manager, Language Assessment Services - CLARS Peel-Halton-Dufferin
Centre for Education & Training
905-949-0049 x1360

Client Outreach/ Marketing Initiatives

For information on client outreach/ marketing initiatives, as well as regarding the design and maintenance of this website, please contact:

Anca Jugarean
Community Liaison, CLARS Language Assessment Centre Peel-Halton-Dufferin
Centre for Education & Training
905-949-0049 x1206

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

Thank you!

 






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