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Education Contacts


Ministry/Department of Education Web Sites


Language Training Organizations

Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks

The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) is a national, not-for-profit organization, primarily serving the adult English as a Second Language community in Canada including learners, teachers, program administrators, materials, and curriculum and test developers.

Languages Canada

Languages Canada is a language training organization representing language programs in both of Canada’s official languages: English and French.

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada – LINC

The Government of Canada, in cooperation with provincial governments, school boards, community colleges, and immigrant-serving organizations, offers free language training across the country for adult permanent residents. In most provinces, the name of the program is LINC.The web site shown above lists LINC assessment centres across Canada. These centres can assess your language training needs and refer you to the right LINC classes for your needs.

The Canada Language Benchmarks

An important part of education for many newcomers is to develop their English and/or French language skills. The Canada Language Benchmarks online self-assessment tool can help you assess your language skills at

Experience has shown that one of the biggest factors affecting a newcomer’s opportunity to get a job is language skills and being able to speak English or French. If needed, work on improving your ability to speak English or French to help you in getting a job.


Government Programs/Key Organizations Helping New Entrepreneurs