Language and Skills Training/Settlement Services

LINC

Free English Classes for Immigrants

Language Training Program Level 1-7

Eligibility criteria to enroll for English classes include:

  • Permanent Resident
  • Refugee Convention

Language Assessment Benchmark

All prospective students for the LINC program need to have their English skills tested at an assessment centre before enrolling.

  • Language Assessment Centres
    • For English Services
      50 Burnhamthorpe Rd. West Suite 300,
      Mississauga ON LSB 3C2
      (905) 949-0049 EXT. 1369
    • NOTE: Canadian citizens are not eligible for the LANGUAGE program. Individuals must apply for ESL classes.
 

For more information regarding eligibility or any other inquiries, please visit our community center at:

  • 600 Lakeshore Rd. East,
    Mississauga ON
    L5G 1J4

Or contact us at:

  • (905) 891-3825

Free French Classes for Immigrants / Newcomers

Adult learning: French as a second language

For immigrants and refugees looking to improve their French, when English is not their first language.

Eligibility criteria to enroll for French classes include:

  • Permanent Resident
  • Refugee Claimant

For more information regarding eligibility or any other inquiries, please check these websites below:

1. Adult learning: French as a second language:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/adult-learning-french-second-language 

2. Improving your French:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/new-immigrants/new-life-canada/improve-english-french.html 

3. Language training in support of the Francophone integration pathway:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/video/language-training-francophone-immigration.html

4. Find services in French to prepare for your new life in Canada:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/new-immigrants/prepare-life-canada/choose-city/francophone-communities-outside-quebec/services.html

5. Study in French:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/new-immigrants/prepare-life-canada/choose-city/francophone-communities-outside-quebec/study-french.html

6. Welcoming Francophone Communities initiative:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/new-immigrants/prepare-life-canada/choose-city/francophone-communities-outside-quebec/welcome.html

7. Francophone Immigration in Canada: a part of our history:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/new-immigrants/prepare-life-canada/choose-city/francophone-communities-outside-quebec/history.html

Francophone legal advice lines

If you are a French-speaking client, you can receive free, confidential advice and referrals by telephone. Most advice lines cover the following topics, among others:

  • Immigration

  • Housing (tenants only)

  • Human rights

  • Social assistance

  • Ontario Works

  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

  • Employment rights

The legal advice provided does not cover family law, criminal law, and some other legal issues, but information can be provided to you about these services.

Call the advice line in your area:

Northern Ontario (including Barrie, Parry Sound, and Kawartha Lakes)

Toll free:1‑877‑687‑2847 (1‑87 POUR AVIS)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Sudbury Community Legal Clinic

Eastern Ontario

Toll free: 1‑877‑500‑4508


Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit www.cscvanier.com

Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Toll free: 1‑877‑966‑7345
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit www.centrefranco.org.

Southwestern Ontario

Toll free: 1‑855‑650‑9716
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Windsor-Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic.

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Free Settlement Services for Newcomers

Information and Referral Services are provided free of charge.

  • Social Insurance Number and Health Card applications
  • Referral to other Social Service agencies as needed
  • Supportive counseling for individuals and families
  • Emergency and subsidized housing social assistance
  • Immigration and sponsorship
  • Citizenship/Immigration requirements
  • Assistance with government forms
  • And more...

Childminding Services

Childminding services are run by ECE (Early Childhood Education) certified staff dedicated to the health, safety, and education of the children. We provide a safe and fun environment for children to learn and play.

  • Childminding services are available at no cost to children from 18 months to school age.
  • Learners must attend class to use the childminding service.

Eligibility for Mississauga Transit Assisstance

  • Learners having medical assistance or a doctor's note
  • Learners who, without Mississauga transit assistance, would be unable attend school
  • Learners who live further than 3 KM away from the centre
  • All seniors and parents are eligible for transit assistance during the winter
Click here to download the application.

Rights and Responsibilities for Mississauga Transit Assisstance

  • Learners must collect transfers and will receive one ticket in exchange for one transfer each day that they attend the language program
  • Learners are required to sign a Mississauga Transit Agreement
  • Learners must attend school regularly and on time to receive tickets. If a learner is absent 5 days in a month without a doctor's note or the LPO's approval, assistance will cease until attendance improves
  • Learners must be further than 3 KM distance from the center.

French Services/Service en Français

We do not offer services in French. If you wish to access French language training/services, please reach out to the numbers or facilities listed below: French language assessment required – by appointment, call TCET Language Assessment Centre at:

Nous n'offrons aucun service en francais. Pour des services ou des formations en francais, appeler les numeros ou aller à la centre ci-dessous: Évaluation de la langue française requise - sur rendez-vous, appelez le Centre d’évaluation linguistique TCET à:

  • achēv St. Gabriel Adult Learning Centre
    3750 Brandon Gate Drive
    Mississauga ON
    L4T 3M8
    905-362-0701

    905-949-0049 EXT. 1396 (Mississauga)
    905-949-0049 EXT. 1 (Malton)
    905-949-0049 EXT. 4101 (Brampton E.)
    905-949-0049 EXT. 3025 (Brampton City South)

School Hours

  • 09:00 AM - Classes Begin
    10:30 AM - Break Time
    10:45 AM - Classes Resume
    12:00 PM - Dismissal
    12:30 PM - Classes Begin
    02:00 PM - Break Time
    02:15 PM - Classes Resume
    03:30 PM - Dismissal

International Adult Education English Classes

  • 100 Elm Dr. West,
    Mississauga ON
    L5B 1L9
    (905) 270-6000 EXT. 2

IRCC