Take a standardized English/French assessment and be referred to the language training you need


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Improve your English or French

Language Assessment Services provide free English/French language assessments and referrals to classes for eligible immigrants seeking language training in the Regions of Peel, Halton, and Dufferin County.

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)

Language assessments are provided by appointment at our company locations, online and at additional itinerant sites. Call or visit a centre Monday to Friday, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Evening or Saturday appointments are also available.

Language training programs

Programs federally funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) include:

  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)
  • Enhanced Language Training (ELT)
  • Occupation Specific Language Training (OSLT)
  • LINC Home Study (LHS)
  • Cours de langue pour immigrants au Canada (CLIC)
  • CLIC en ligne

Programs funded by the Ontario Citizenship and Immigration Division of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) include:

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

Support for Community Partnership Committees

In Peel-Halton-Dufferin, coordinated support is provided to the Peel-Halton-Dufferin Language Partnership.

These services include:

  • Facilitating the delivery of language training curriculum based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB)
  • Liaising with agencies and organizations that provide language training in the Regions of Peel, Halton and Dufferin County and facilitate partnership connections
  • Providing statistical information based on language assessment and demographics to funders and partner organizations for planning purposes
  • Designing and maintaining hosted website languagepeelhalton.ca

Les Centres d’évaluation linguistique (CLARS)

Les Centres d’évaluation linguistique CLARS offrent 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, et de Dufferin.

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.

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)

Collection of personal information

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) helps immigrants, including refugees, settle in Canada. To do this, IRCC funds organizations across the country to provide newcomers with services such as language training. To make sure newcomers get the right services, IRCC requires that the 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.

  • Generally available at no cost to eligible newcomers to Canada
  • Must be verified when scheduling an appointment
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Under 18 years of age with proof of high school completion from country of origin
  • Canadian Citizen (born outside Canada who doesn’t speak English as a first language)
  • Permanent Resident
  • Convention Refugee/Protected Person
  • Application for Permanent Resident status is being processed in Canada and has been informed by a letter from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship 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

Directory of Language Training Programs in Peel-Halton-Dufferin

Language Assessment Guide – What You Need to Know

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Information on Language Assessments and Tests

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Contact Us

Language Assessment Centre - Mississauga City Centre

50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Suite 300 Mississauga, ON L5B 3C2 Canada

Language Assessment Centre - Brampton East

263 Queen Street East, Unit 14 Brampton, ON L6W 4K6 Canada

Language Assessment Centre - Brampton South

7700 Hurontario Street, Unit 601 Brampton, ON L6Y 4M3 Canada

Language Assessment Centre - Oakville

690 Dorval Drive, Suite 100 Oakville, ON L6K 3X9 Canada

Language Assessment Centre - Malton

7420 Airport Road, Suite 104 Mississauga, ON L4T 4E5 Canada

Milton Sports Arena

605 Santa Maria Boulevard, Room 3 Milton, ON L9T 6J5 Canada

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