In-person services now available.
Boost your opportunities in Canada with specialized and convenient LINC classes (Language Instruction for Newcomers).
Eligibility: Must be permanent resident, protected person or convention refugee, 18 years or older. FREE language assessment required prior to enrollment.
Beginner to advanced classes available. Courses are offered on a pick-and-choose basis based on your learning goals.
Available for a wide range of language levels. Improve your reading/writing and speaking/listening skills while simultaneously learning about Canadian workplace customs and culture.
Improve your English language skills quickly, all while preparing yourself to apply your new language skills in a professional Canadian work environment.
For more experienced English learners – join IWC Academy and improve your language and communication skills all while pursuing transferable school credit recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Education.
With over 30 years of experience supporting newcomer success in Canada. Our educational team works hard to ensure that our students have access to:
This can be done in Hamilton at YMCA CLARS Language Assessment Centres .
To book an appointment call:
For other testing locations in the Greater Toronto Area visit the YMCA-GTA website.
Once received, gather your Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) report along with proof of status/identification (permanent resident card or refugee status card).
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To our valued clients and community,
Please note that as of November 2023, our location at 182 Rebecca St. will be relocating to:
Thank you for your cooperation and support.