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ESL & Newcomer Programs

Icon of the event LSP: Assertiveness Training
Wed Nov 21, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Through exercises, role plays and group discussion, learn how to communicate effectively while maintaining positive and healthy relationships. In partnership with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, YMCA and Toron...

Icon of the event LSP: Internationally Educated Accountants
Wed Nov 07, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join CPA Ontario Student Recruiter Alastair Hobson for an information session that will provide an overview of the CPA certification program and discuss steps to get started on a path to career success as a Chartered Professi...

Icon of the event LSP: How to (re)launch your Career
Thu Nov 01, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In the How to (re)launch your Career workshop participants will learn how to tailor their job application to what an employer is looking for and explore how to leverage social media so that recruiters can see their full poten...

Icon of the event LSP: Settlement Services for Immigrants
Wed Oct 24, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Learn about newcomer services and programs. Information is provided on stages of settlement, integration barriers and challenges, as well as one's rights and responsibilities as a resident of Ontario.

Icon of the event LSP: Let's Speak English - Fall Session
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 listening and conversation skills.


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Oct 11
Thu Oct 25
Thu Nov 08
Thu Nov 22
Thu Dec 06
Icon of the event LSP: Becoming a Canadian Citizen
Wed Oct 10, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Learn about becoming a Canadian citizen, including how to apply, forms, fees, processing time and how to prepare for the citizenship test. Discussion of the study guide: Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of C...

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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 Oct 09
Tue Oct 16
Tue Oct 23
Tue Oct 30
Tue Nov 06
Icon of the event The Stories of Us
Fri Sep 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: York Woods

Newcomers are encouraged to participate in a unique story collecting workshop. Write about your experiences coming to Canada in your native language and help build an ESL library of journeys written by and for newcomers.

Icon of the event Tax Credits for Newcomers and Emigrants
Fri Sep 28, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: York Woods

A representative from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will talk about benefits, credits, filing obligations of newcomers and more.

Icon of the event LSP: Can your resume beat the machine?
Wed Sep 26, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Learn the tips and techniques for creating targeted resumes and cover letters that will really grab employers' attention. Find out about applicant tracking systems and what employers are looking for on your resume.