Free Programs and Courses for Newcomers

Learn about programs that will help you improve your language skills for community involvement, academic development and career opportunities in Canada. These programs are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and are FREE to eligible participants.

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Are you a newcomer looking for English classes?

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Do you need academic preparation?

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Are you internationally trained?

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Are you 18-25 and looking for a bridge to college/career?

Classes are offered at the Fennell Campus in a supportive learning environment with access to computer labs, library, and resource centres to assist learning and career planning.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible participants must:

  • Be permanent residents of Canada or protected persons (with Notice of Decision)
  • Have a valid English language assessment test conducted at an Assessment Centre.*
  • Meet the minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) required for each program.


 *In Hamilton, please contact the YMCA Immigrant Services, 25 Main Street West, 905.526.8452, or 211 Centennial Parkway North, 905.662.9400. Y-LARC Centre

Contact us

learnenglish [at] (subject: Question%20about%20Free%20Programs%20and%20Courses%20For%20Newcomers%20) (Email)

Phone: 905-575-2421
Location: Mohawk College, Fennell Campus, Room J211
Address: 135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON L9C 0E5

Other useful links

Can8 Client

Download Can8
You must type in the server box - otherwise Can8 will be unable to connect to the server.

IELTS Testing Centre

Visit the IELTS Testing Centre at Mohawk

International Education

Visit International Education at Mohawk


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