New to Canada? Mohawk College has free English classes and more

We have free English classes, college and workplace preparation programs, and more. Thanks to the support of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, our programs are free to permanent residents of Canada and protected persons living in Ontario.

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Do you want to learn 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 and get ready for college life.

Visit the LINC College Preparation program page

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Looking for a job in the local market?

Learn how to integrate into the Canadian job market.

Visit the page on programs for your Career Advancement

Join an online info session and learn more!

Register for an info session 


  • Permanent residents of Canada, protected persons (with Notice of Decision), or Ukrainian temporary residents or their dependents living in Ontario,
  • With valid proof of your Canadian Language Benchmark assessment at the required level of the program of your interest.
    • 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.


Technology required

Students 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!

Are you a current student?

Other useful links

Are you an International Visa Student?

Visit the page on International Education

IELTS Testing Centre

 IELTS Testing Centre

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Do you have questions? Connect with us!

By email: learnEnglish [at] (subject: Question%20about%20the%20free%20Programs%20for%20Newcomers)
By phone: 905-575-2421
Social media: Facebook - Instagram - Twitter

Enjoy stories written by our students in our blog Newcomer Voices

Connect with our Newcomer Employment Advisor

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