Language Training and Assessment

Newcomers may face challenges finding a job in Canada. Statistics Canada identifies four labour market challenges faced by newcomers to Canada. One challenge is communication skills.

Canada has two official languages: English and French. Depending on where you decide to live, you might be required to work in English, French, or in both languages.

Tip: Termium is a set of tools provided by the Translation Bureau of Canada to help with language usage, translation, writing styles and grammar. It has more than 3,900,000 terms in English, French and Spanish.

Getting Your Language Skills Tested

If you don't know what your English or French language level is, visit one of the Definition ofLanguage Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) centers. The LINC centers will test your language level and direct you to the appropriate language training program.

Improving Your Language Skills

The Definition offederal government provides free Definition oflanguage training programs for adult newcomers to Canada in cooperation with provinces, territories and non-governmental organizations:

Tip: If you would like to practice your English, the guide "Practice English on your Own" developed by the Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association (MISA) has some great ideas and resources for English Language Learners.

Some provinces have language training programs that are different from LINC and Definition ofELT:

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