Canadian Center for Language Benchmarks

This Centre supports national standards in English and French for describing, measuring and recognizing second language skills of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants for living and working in Canada.  This Centre also provides training for assessors to use the Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test.

Center for Education and Training

This Centre is a not for profit company offering customized education, training and career resources.  It provides workshops across Canada and internationally in the development and evolving use of the Language Benchmarks.  Trainers from this company provide assessor training in using the Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment and the Literacy Assessment.

http://www.tcet.com/

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

This website provides information about visas and immigration and the process of applying for citizenship.  Other important information includes how to renew Permanent Resident cards and a frequently asked questions section on citizenship.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/

Alberta Labour

This site provides information on employment opportunities in Alberta and government sponsored programs relating to these opportunities.  A second site (www.alberta-canada.com/pnp) provides information on the provincial-national agreement on the Provincial Nominee Program available to foreign workers.

http://employment.alberta.ca

Flexibility Learning Systems

FLS is located conveniently in downtown Lethbridge.  This Centre provides literacy classes and Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) programs for assessed individuals with benchmarks usually below 4.  The Centre also runs a continuous intake program focused on providing employability skills for newcomers to Canada.  This program is geared to clients who wish to enter the workforce as soon as possible. Vocational/Career Counselling for Permanent Residents is available from Counsellors at this language centre.

Lethbridge Family Services – Immigrant Services

This Centre located in downtown Lethbridge provides first language interpreters, document translation, settlement and orientation services, and a Host Program for new Canadians.

http://www.lethbridge-family-services.com/

Lethbridge College

This service provider offers a wide variety of Language courses: International Students—Academic English as a Second Language, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents,  Academic ESL, and Language Instruction for Newcomers programs just to name a few. Lethbridge College is also the Southern Alberta site for the CELPIP exam.

http://www.lethbridgecollege.ca/

Fifth on Fifth

This Centre provides a drop in, one on one, employment program called Ready, Set, Go geared to immigrant youth.

http://www.youth.ab.ca/

LLARC

This centre in Edmonton provides English language assessments, referrals, and language classes and programs in Edmonton and district.

http://www.catholicsocialservices.ab.ca/

ILVARC

This Immigrant Language and Vocational Assessment Referral Centre in Calgary provides a centralized assessment and referral centre designed to help immigrants and refugees achieve educational and career goals.

http://www.calgaryimmigrantaid.ca/

Government of Canada Foreign Credentials Referral Office (FCRO)

This new office, located within Citizenship and Immigration Canada, helps internationally trained individuals find the information and services they need to get their training and credentials assessed and recognized in Canada.

http://www.credentials.gc.ca/

Canadian Newcomer’s electronic publication

This is a twice a month newsletter with useful information, humour, and resources for making Canada into home.

http://www.credentials.gc.ca/

Bow Valley College

This website will detail a variety of BVC programs and their English requirements.

http://www.international.bowvalleycollege.ca/

Norquest

This website describes the various English language programs that Norquest offers including LINC on line.

http://www.norquest.ca/

BCIS

This website lists the settlement and integration services provided by the Brooks Community Immigration Services to all immigrants, refugees, and temporary foreign workers.

http://www.bcisbrooks.ca/

FCIS

This site of the Foothills Community Immigration Services describes the services for individual family support and group activities for immigrants and refugees.

http://www.fcishighriverokotoksimmigrants.ca/

ILVARC

The Immigrant Language and Vocational Assessment Centre is a language assessment and referral centre in Calgary.

http://www.immigrantservicescalgary.ca/