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YMCA of Northeastern Ontario
Immigrant Services

Provides newcomers with an array of settlement services which include:
  • A comprehensive library of multilingual printed resources
  • Information on housing, education, health care, employment and employment preparation skills
  • Assistance in filling out government forms
  • Referrals to community services
  • A calendar of settlement events and workshop series
  • Coffee Talk, an informal English conversation group

Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral Centre
  • Provides eligibility screening, language skills assessment and referral to government-funded English and French language programs including Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), LINC Home Study, English as a Second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FSL) programs, Enhanced Language Training (ELT), Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT), and Specialized Language Training (SLT)
Hours of Operation
Mon, Wed-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm * Tue 8 am-7 pm
Newcomers to Canada

Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral Centre Adults 18 years or older are eligible if they meet one of these criteria:
  • Canadian citizens born outside of Canada
  • permanent resident
  • Convention refugees
  • protected persons or refugee claimants
  • workers admitted under the Live-In Caregiver program
  • applicants under other programs holding the initial letter of approval from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Application Process
Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral Centre Call ahead to verify eligibility, book assessment appointment and confirm documents (Permanent Resident (PR) card or Landing paper with passport) to access service
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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