New to Canada? We have free English classes and more!

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. The programs are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and are offered at no cost to permanent residents of Canada and protected persons.

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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 and get ready for college life.

Visit the LINC College Preparation program page

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Are you looking for a job?

Learn how to integrate into the Canadian job market.

Visit the page on programs for your Career Advancement

Join an online info session to learn more about our free programs and services!

Register for an info session here 

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.

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!

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

Connect with our Newcomer Employment Advisor

What are the benefits of taking an online course?

Contact us!

We want to hear from you:

  • by email: learnEnglish [at] (subject: Question%20about%20the%20free%20Programs%20for%20Newcomers)
  • by phone: 905-575-2421

Are you a current student in our school?

Other useful links

Are you an International Visa Student?

Visit the page on International Education

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