Archive for the ‘Resources for Newcomers’ Category

Resources for Newcomers Seeking Info about Canadian Citizenship

Here is some information about changes to the application process for obtaining Canadian Citizenship. An excellent first step is to visit the Citizenship Canada site which provides an overview about the process, who can apply, how to apply, after you apply, and more details about the Citizenship Test and Interview. This online resource from Canada.ca […]

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Career Resource Links for Job Seekers

  The Canada Job Bank has a very interesting resource for helping job-seekers do research in to the essential skills needed for a number of occupations. As a first step, you can complete the online Skills and Knowledge Checklist to explore jobs or career options that match your skills and knowledge. It includes a skills […]

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For ESL Learners! The West Coast Reader (Free for Visitors)

Our Resource Library for newcomers now has copies of the West Coast Reader available free  for  newcomers interested in practicing reading English. It is a newspaper dedicated to helping Adult Learners of English. You can also view the West Coast Reader online and listen to the audio versions of the news articles, or print off […]

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Free Resources for Newcomers

  The Resource Library for Newcomers has expanded its collection of resources and is open to receive visitors interested in preparing for the Citizenship test as well as … finding out more about upcoming events, learning more about local volunteering opportunities, browsing our collection of community information, getting involved in our coffee club, signing up […]

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English Speaking Test exam prep materials

The following site is an excellent resource that can be useful to help prepare oneself for a number of English language speaking tests such as the IELTS or CELPIP (for citizenship) British Council – Questions for Speaking – Examples Here are some examples of typical speaking tasks to help prepare for Language Exams. In addition […]

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Needing to Prepare for the IELTS Exam?

  For those new immigrants seeking to prepare for citizenship, or demonstrate proficiency in English as part of an application for licensing with a professional association, or to register for a degree or certificate program, preparing yourself using these free test samples for the IELTS Language Assessment is an excellent first step. The IELTS exam […]

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Get Ready for Work: Training Resources for Newcomers

Here are two free essential skills assessment and training resources for new immigrants at or above upper intermediate English level (CLB3-6): The resources will be used in a group setting to assist newcomers with developing reading and writing skills so they are more comfortable for workplace tasks in English. Come by for a visit and […]

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What is the importance of Essential Skills for New Immigrants?

Essential Skills are what are commonly asked for on job postings. They are transferable skills that are needed to participate as a worker and as a learner. For example, new job seekers new to Canadian need to practice their interviewing and self-presentation skills, and practice speaking to different kinds of people from different walks of […]

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English Made Easy: Learning English through Pictures

The English Made Easy books are for ESL learners to practice conversation skills about everyday topics. These books are useful for learners because they use a series of photo stories to gradually introduce new words, phrases and grammar from context. We will be using these guides with participants to focus on developing English language fluency […]

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Navigating Resources Online: Citizenship Preparation

  Here are a few commonly used government websites that can provide many of the detailed information applicants for citizenship are looking for.   Determining your Eligibility for Citizenship http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/become-eligibility.asp This page provides details on the different conditions that need to be met to be eligible for application for Canadian citizenship. You will need to […]

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