New to Canada? Learn about free English programs at Mohawk College

You can improve your English, learn Canadian culture and increase your confidence while getting ready for college or the workplace with Mohawk's free Programs for Newcomers.

Important information: Please note that as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the programs listed below are delivered in an online format.

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Do you want to improve your English?

Learn about Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program.

Visit the LINC program page

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Are you planning to go to college?

Develop the skills you need to succeed in college.

Visit the LINC College Preparation program page

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Are you looking for employment?

Learn how to integrate into the Canadian job market.

Visit the page on programs for your Career Advancement

Join us for an information session to learn how our programs can support you!

  • Tuesday, August 17, from 3-4 pm
  • Thursday, August 19, from 12-1 pm

Technology required

During this time of COVID-19 all our programs and courses are delivered in an online format. This means that you will be managing technology. You will need to have access to:

  • A high-speed internet connection.
  • A computer or laptop with a camera, microphone, and sound.
  • A comfortable place where you can interact with your classmates and teachers. This will help you to learn better and faster!

Student eligibility

  • Permanent residents of Canada or protected persons (with Notice of Decision)
  • With valid proof of your Canadian Language Benchmark assessment at the required level of the program that you would like to take.
    • Don't have proof of CLB assessment? Contact YMCA Immigrant Services to book an appointment to take the assessment. YMCA's phone number is (905) 662-9400 or (905) 526-8452
    • The assessment has no cost for permanent residents and protected persons.

What are the benefits of taking an online course?

What questions do you have?

We want to hear from you!

Contact us by email: learnEnglish [at] (subject: Question%20about%20the%20free%20Programs%20for%20Newcomers)

Contacts us by phone at: 905-575-2421

Do you have questions about pathways to academic and career planning in Canada?

Connect with our Newcomer Advisor

Are you a current student in our school?

Other useful links

Are you an International Visa Student?

Visit the page on International Education

IELTS Testing Centre

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