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 Claimant

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

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 counselling 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 centre

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:

  • ach─ôv 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