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

The following classes are free to permanent residents of Canada, protected persons, and Ukrainian temporary residents and their dependants living in Ontario with valid proof of Canadian Language Benchmark assessment.

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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?

Get ready for the demands of college.

Visit the LINC College Preparation program page

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Looking for a job in Canada?

Learn how to integrate into the job market using your experience from another country or Canada.

Visit the page with the work-related classes

How to apply to the free classes:

  • You must be a permanent resident of Canada, a protected person (with Notice of Decision), or a Ukrainian temporary resident or their dependents living in Ontario,
  • You must have valid proof of your Canadian Language Benchmark assessment at the required level of the class of your interest.
    • If you don't have proof of CLB assessment, contact today  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.

Join an online info session and learn more!

Register for an info session 

Student testimonials

Students share their experience in the free English classes and work-related courses. Learn more

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?

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Are you an International Visa Student?

Visit the page on International Education

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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
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