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ESL & Newcomer Programs

Icon of the event LSP: Let's Speak English
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Newcomers with beginner to intermediate level English are invited to learn basic English vocabulary for daily living and working, while improving their grammar and conversation skills. In partnership with Immigration, Refug...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Jan 19
Thu Jan 26
Thu Feb 02
Thu Feb 16
Thu Feb 23
Icon of the event Settlement Services
12:30 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Eatonville

New to Canada? Need Information on employment, housing, language learning, schools and other topics. Speak to the Settlement worker in this Branch. In Partnership with Culture Link Canada and the Toronto Public Library....


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Dec 08
Thu Dec 15
Thu Dec 22
Thu Dec 29
Thu Jan 05
Icon of the event ESL Reading and Conversation Circle
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Eatonville

Looking to improve your English conversation skills? Join us on the first and third Tuesday of the month for our ESL Conversation and Reading Circle, where we will be reading advanced picture books and practising our listenin...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Dec 06
Tue Dec 20
Icon of the event Settlement Services for Newcomers
10:00 am - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Burrows Hall

Settlement workers provide individual assistance for newcomers. In partnership with Catholic Cross-cultural Services.


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Jan 06
Fri Jan 13
Fri Jan 20
Fri Jan 27
Fri Feb 03
Icon of the event LSP: Removing the Canadian Experience Barrier
Wed Dec 07, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

An information session for those planning to enter the workforce in Canada, led by staff from the YMCA Newcomer Information Centre. In partnership with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, YMCA and Toronto Public L...

Icon of the event Book a Librarian
Ongoing event running from Fri Jan 02, 2015 - Sat Dec 31, 2016
Location: Barbara Frum

Meet one-on-one with a Barbara Frum Branch librarian to help find job search information, create an email account, navigate the library's website, download eBooks to your mobile device, find a good book to read and more ......

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Free 10 week program at Toronto Reference Library. For landed immigrants and convention refugees, 19 years and older with LINC Level 4 and higher. Small group settings with experienced and trained mentors. Informal discussion...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 17
Icon of the event LSP: New Job Search Strategies
Wed Jan 11, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Have you ever thought about starting a business in Canada? Did you operate a business in another country before coming to Canada? What's new in job searching? ACCES Employment will review the methods and strategies of network...

Icon of the event English Conversation Circle
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Burrows Hall

Practice your conversation, reading and writing skills make new friends, and learn about the library....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 10
Thu Jan 12
Tue Jan 17
Thu Jan 19
Tue Jan 24
Icon of the event LSP: Housing: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Wed Mar 22, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Willowdale Community Legal Services will present a general overview of tenancy law, as well as provide information on specific issues such as rent arrears, repairs, etc. Everything from subsidized housing to apartment buildin...