There are many English language classes, listening and speaking, and reading and writing classes available in your community. Click here to find Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes near you.

If you are not eligible for LINC, find out where you can attend English as a Second Language classes close to where you live by clicking here. Enhanced Language Training programs are available for you to access in Durham Region, Peel Region, Toronto and York Region, click here to find out where.

LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION FOR NEWCOMERS TO CANADA (LINC)
CLASS LOCATIONS BY CITY



 
BRAMPTON/CALEDON
 
Caledon Community
Services
Indian Rainbow Community
Services of Peel
905.584.2300 905.275.2369
www.ccs4u.org www.indiarainbow.org
   
   
Muslim Community
Services
Sheridan College
905.790.1910 905.459.7533 Ext. 5156
www.muslimcommunity.org www.sheridaninstitute.ca
   
   
 
BURLINGTON, HALTON HILLS, MILTON, OAKVILLE
 
Adult Learning Centre Bay Area Learning Centre
905.845.9430 905.333.3499 Ext. 161
www.haltonalc.com www.thecentre.on.ca
   
   
Halton Multicultural Council LINC Home Study
905.842.2486 905.949.0049 Ext. 1257
www.halton-multicultural.org www.linchomestudy.ca
   
   
Sheridan College  
905.845.9430 Ext. 5156  
www.sheridaninstitute.ca  
   
   
   
DURHAM REGION
   
Durham Catholic District School Durham District School Board,
Board, Continuing Education Durham Continuing Education
Whitby 905.666.1255 Oshawa 905.436.3211
289.481.1336 Pickering 905.831.3118
www.con-ed.ca 800.408.9619
  www.dce.ca
   
   
   
 
MALTON
 
Malton Neighbourhood Services  
905.677.6270  
www.mnsinfo.org  
   
   
 
MISSISSAUGA
 
Afghan Women’s
Organization
Catholic Cross-cultural
Services
905.279.3679 905.272.1703
www.afghanwomen.org www.ccspeel.org
   
   
Chinese Association of
Mississauga
College Boreal/
Connexion Employ
905.275.8558 1.800.361.6673
chineseassociationmississauga.com www.borealc.on.ca
   
   
Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood
Centre
Dufferin Peel Catholic
District School Board
905.629.1873 905.890.1221
www.dixiebloor.ca www.dpcdsb.org
   
   
India Rainbow Community
Services of Peel
Muslim Community
Services
905.273.4832 905.828.2001
www.indiarainbow.org www.muslimcommunity.org
   
   
Newcomer Centre of Peel Palestine House
905.306.0577 905.270.3622 Ext. 221
www.ncpeel.ca www.palestinehouse.com
   
   
Peel Multicultural
Council
Polycultural Immigrant &
Community Services
905.819.1144 905.403.8860
www.peelmc.org www.polycultural.org
   
   
The Cross-Cultural Community
Services Association
Vietnamese Community
Centre of Mississauga
905.615.9500 905.891.3825
www.tccsa.on.ca www.cdvnmississauga.org
   
   
TORONTO
 
Afghan Women’s Community
Organization
African Training &
Employment Centre-ATEC
North York 416.588.3585 Ext. 226 Downtown Toronto
Scarborough 416.266.1777 416.653.2274
www.afghanwomen.org  
   
   
Bob Rumball Centre
for the Deaf
North York
Canadian Centre for
Language & Cultural
Studies-CCLCS
416.449.9651 Ext. 152 North Toronto 416.588.3900
www.bobrumball.org North York 416.223.6613
  Scarborough 416.755.0406
  www.cclcs.ca
   
   
Canadian Centre for
Victims of Torture
Canadian National
Institute for the Blind
Toronto 416.363.1066 Ext. 31 Toronto 416.486.2500 Ext. 8619
www.ccvt.org www.cnib.ca
   
   
Catholic Cross-cultural Services Centennial College
Scarborough
416.289.6766
Scarborough & North York
416.289.5000 Ext. 7405
www.cathcrosscultural.org www.centennialcollege.ca
   
   
Centre for Information &
Community Services of Ontario
College Boreal
Toronto
Scarborough 416.299.8118 Ext. 107 416.962.4600 Ext. 7484
or 416.292.7505 Ext. 115 www.borealc.on.ca
www.cicscanada.com  
   
   
Community Microskills
Development Centre
COSTI
Immigrant Services
East Toronto 416.247.181 Ext. 2301 Central Toronto 416.789.7925
www.microskills.ca Downtown Toronto 416.534.7400
  North Toronto 416.244.9980
  North York 416.244.0480
  www.costi.org
   
   
CUIAS Immigrant
Services
Delta Family
Resource Centre
Toronto 416.767.4595 North York 416.747.1172 Ext. 80
www.cuias.org www.dfrc.ca
   
   
Ethiopian Association in Toronto Hincks–Dellcrest Centre
East Toronto 416.694.1522 Ext. 28 Toronto 1.855.944.4673
www.ethiocommun.org www.hincksdellcrest.org
   
   
Jewish Immigrant Aid
Services of Toronto-JIAS
Learning Enrichment
Foundation
North York 416.630.9051 Toronto 416.769.0830
www.jias.org www.lefca.org
   
   
Mennonite New Life
Centre of Toronto
Newcomer Women’s
Services Toronto
East Toronto 416.699.4527 East Toronto 416.469.0196
www.mnlct.org www.newcomerwomen.org
   
   
North York
Community House
Parkdale Intercultural
Association
North York
416.784.0920 Ext. 225
West Toronto
416.536.4420 Ext. 25
www.nych.ca www.piaparkdale.com
   
   
Polycultural Immigrant and
Community Services
Rexdale
Women’s Centre
Etobicoke 416.233.1676 Etobicoke 416.741.6048
Scarborough 416.261.8827 www.rexdalewomen.org
www.polycultural.org  
   
   
Seneca College Skills for Change
North York
416.491.5050 Ext. 4789
Central Toronto
416.658.3101 Ext. 230
www.senecac.on.ca www.skillsforchange.org
   
   
Somali Immigrant Aid
Organization
South Asian Family
Support Services
North York
416.243.1988
Scarborough 416.293.9263
or 416.286.0826
www.siao.ca www.safss.org
   
   
St. Stephen’s Community House Tamil Eelam Society
Toronto 416.964.8747 Ext. 239 Central Toronto 416.536.5678
www.ststephenshouse.com Scarborough
  416.757.6043 Ext. 256
www.tesoc.org
   
   
The Cross-cultural Community
Service Association
Thorncliffe
Neighbourhood Office
Scarborough
416.502.9500 Ext. 102
Downtown Toronto
416.421.3054
Downtown Toronto
905.948.1671 Ext. 111
East Toronto 416.421.3157
or 416.421.1495
www.tccsa.on.ca www.thorncliffe.org
   
   
Toronto Catholic District
School Board
Toronto District
School Board
Central Toronto
416.397.6196

Downtown Toronto
416.394.6226
416.393.8382
Etobicoke
416.397.6945

416.395.8486
416.393.8265

North York
416.397.6591
East Toronto
416.396.2923

Scarborough
416.396.2931

416.397.6046
416.750.2070
Etobicoke
416.394.6414

West Toronto
416.397.6593
416.394.6226
416.394.6225

North West Toronto
www.tcdsb.org

416.395.3988

  North York
Toronto LINC Home Study 416.395.5059
West Toronto
416.394.6225
905.279.0024 Ext. 1213 416.394.6414
  416.396.2931
Ukrainian Cultural Centre  
Downtown Toronto 416.531.3610 Scarborough
  416.396.7815
  416.396.6222
University Settlement 416.396.6394
Recreation Centre 416.394.6226
West Toronto 416.598.3444 Ext. 241  
www.usrc.ca www.tdsb.on.ca
   
   
Woodgreen Community
Centre of Toronto
Working Women
Community Centre
East Toronto 416.645.6000 Ext. 2121 North York 416.494.7978
www.woodgreen.org www.workingwomencc.org
   
   
YWCA
Toronto
 
Etobicoke 416.961.8100  
www.ywcatoronto.org  
   
   
   
YORK REGION + SIMCOE COUNTY
   
Bradford Immigrant and
Community Services
Centre for Information and
Community Services
Bradford 905.775.3343 Markham 905.294.8868

www.bradfordimmigrant.com

www.cicscanada.com
   
   
COSTI
Immigrant Services
The Cross-cultural Community
Services Association
Markham 905.472.4688 Markham 905.948.1671
Richmond Hill 905.884.5235 www.tccsa.on.ca
Vaughan 905.761.1155  
www.costi.org  
   
   
Jewish Immigrant
Aid Services Canada
Uplands Adult Community
Learning Centre
Concord 905.761.5116 Thornhill 905.731.9557
www.jias.org www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca 
   
   
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka  
Barrie 1.705.797.2020 Ext. 21  
www.ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca  
   
   

ENHANCED LANGUAGE TRAINING CLASSES BY REGION (ELT)

   
DURHAM REGION
   
Durham District School Board,  
Durham Continuing Education  
Office Administration,  
Financial Services, Health Care  
Oshawa 905.436.3211  
Pickering 905.831.3118  
800.408.9619  
www.dce.ca  
   
   
PEEL REGION
   
ACCES Employment Services ACCES Employment Services
IT (Information Technology)
and Tourism
Sales and Marketing
Mississauga 905.454.2316 Brampton 905.361.2522
www.accestrain.com www.accestrain.com
   
   
COSTI Immigrant Services COSTI Immigrant Services
Accounting and Finance
Brampton 905.459.6700
www.costi.org
Administration and
Customer Service
Brampton 905.459.6700
  www.costi.org
   
   
Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre The Centre for Skills
Language and Industry
Terminology, Business Writing,
Canadian Workplace Culture
905.629.1873
www.dixiebloor.ca
Development & Training
ELT for ITI’s Advanced
Business English Training
Burlington 905.333.3499
www.thecentre.on.ca
   
   
The Centre for Skills
Development & Training
Halton
Multicultural Council
ELT Your Way - Advanced
Business English Training
Milton 905.693.8458
www.thecentre.on.ca
Office Management and
Community Policing
905.842.2486
www.halton-multicultural.org
   
   
Peel
District School Board
Peel
Multicultural Council
Language and Industry
Terminology, Business Writing,
Canadian Workplace Culture
Brampton 905.791.6700
Mississauga 905.270.6000
www.peel.edu.on.ca
Job Specific Language
Training – Generic
905.819.1144
www.peelmc.ca
   
   
Peel Newcomer /Adult
Learning Centre
Polycultural Immigrant
Community Services
Business Language/Workplace
Training and Child Care Program
Mississauga 905.507.0111
Brampton 905.507.0111
www.palc.ca
Professional Vocabulary, Information
Technology, Workplace
Communication, Job Search,
Workplace Culture
  905.403.8860
905.823.5461
www.polycultural.org
   
Sheridan College
Pathways – Communication
Sheridan College
Pathways – Communication
and Employability Skills
Brampton 905.459.7533
Oakville 905.845.9430
www.sheridanc.on.ca
and Employability Skills
Brampton 905.459.7533
Oakville 905.845.9430
www.sheridanc.on.ca
   
   
GREATER TORONTO AREA
   
ACCES Employment Services ACCES Employment Services
Language for Workplace Connections
and Financial Services Connections
Scarborough 416.431.5326
Engineering Connections
416.443.9008
www.accestrain.com
Toronto 416.921.1800
www.accestrain.com
 
   
   
Catholic Cross-cultural Services COSTI Immigrant Services
Healthcare
416.757.7010
www.cathcrosscultural.org
Accounting and Finance
905.451.7147
www.costi.org
   
   
COSTI Immigrant Services COSTI Immigrant Services
Child Care
905.451.7147
www.costi.org
Office Administration and
Customer Service
416.244.9980
  www.costi.org
   
   
Job Start JVS Toronto
IT Sector
(Information Technology)
416.231.2295
www.jobstart-cawl.org
Canadian Workplace
Communication
for Internationally
Trained Individuals
416.787.1151
  www.jvstoronto.org
   
   
Polycultural Immigrant
Community Services
Ryerson University
Internationally-Educated Engineers
Work Placements, Mentoring,
Cultural Orientation to the
Workplace and Preparation for
Licensure Exams
Qualification Bridging
(IEEQB) Program
416.979.5000 Ext. 4263
www.ryerson.ca
Toronto East 416.261.9687
Toronto West 416.233.1981
www.polycultural.org
 
   
   
Skills for Change
ELT for Engineers
The Learning Enrichment
Foundation
416.658.3101, Ext. 211
www.skillsforchange.org
IT Project Management
416.769.0830
  www.lefca.org
   
   
Toronto and Region
Conservation Authority

Engineering
416.661.6000, Ext. 5582
www.trca.on.ca
Toronto Catholic District
School Board

ELT for ESL Instructors
416.397.6959
www.tcdsb.org

 
   
Toronto District School Board YMCA TORONTO
Accounting, Administration,
Customer Service, Retail, Financial
Advisor/Planner, Commercial
Hospitality
416.928.9622
www.ymcatoronto.org
Banking, Stocks/Investment,
 
Banking, Insurance Broker,
 
Engineering, IT, Sales and
Marketing, and ESL Teachers
Etobicoke 416.394.2239
Toronto 416.395.3669
elt4employment@tdsb.on.ca
Woodgreen Community Services
IT, Finance, Community Services-Frontline, Engineering, Healthcare
416.645.6000, Ext. 2200
www.woodgreen.org
   
   
YORK REGION
   
COSTI Immigrant Services COSTI Immigrant Services
Office Administration & Finance
Richmond Hill 289.842.3124
www.costi.org
Accounting and Finance
Vaughan – 647.727.4637
www.costi.org
   
   
COSTI Immigrant Services Seneca College
Office Administration and
Customer Service
Markham 905.479.7926
www.costi.org
Business Office Skills
Markham 416.491.5050 Ext. 7277
Newmarket - 905.898.6199
www.senecac.on.ca
   
   

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES (ESL)

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are ideal for newcomers to Canada with little or no English, or for those who wish to improve their level of English. English as a Second Language classes focus on improving speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. ESL classes are offered through various school boards and community agencies close to where you live. They are offered during the day, evening and weekends. You can register in person at any location where you wish to take the classes at the specified days and times.

To find out where ESL classes are currently being offered, start dates and times, or to arrange an assessment interview if needed, please contact the closest community organization in your community, or one of the school boards listed below. Each website listed has a direct link to current class schedules, start times and locations.

You can also visit www.settlement.org or www.ontarioimmigration.ca to find out where ESL classes are offered in your neighbourhood.

   
DURHAM REGION
   
Durham Catholic District School
Board, Continuing Education
Durham District School Board,
Durham Continuing Education
Oshawa 905.436.3211 Oshawa 905.440.4489
Whitby 905.668.5371 Ext. 6204 Pickering 905.831.3118
Ajax 289.481.1136 800.408.9619
www.con-ed.ca www.dce.ca
   
   
PEEL REGION
   
Dufferin-Peel Catholic
District School Board
Peel District
School Board
905.890.1221 or 1.800.387.9501 905.890.1010
www.dpcdsb.org or 1.800.668.1146
  www.peel.edu.on.ca
   
   
TORONTO
   
Toronto Catholic
District School Board
Toronto District
School Board
Toronto West 416.395.7946
Toronto Central 416.534.7400

www.esltoronto.ca
Toronto East & Scarborough
416.222.8282 or 416397.6133
Toronto Downtown 416.977.4026
 
www.tdscb.org
   
   
   
YORK REGION AND SIMCOE COUNTY
   
York Catholic
District School Board
York Region
District School Board
905.713.1211
www.ycdsb.ca
905.731.9557
www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca
   
   
Simcoe County
District School Board
 
705.326.4332
www.scdsb.on.ca
 
   
   

 

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