Language training

If English is not your first language, you may need to take classes to improve your English language skills in order to find work in your occupation in Alberta.

Many schools and agencies offer English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Classes may be offered on a full-time (five hours a day) or part-time basis.

You may have to pay for ESL courses, or you may qualify for:

Language assessment services

In Alberta, language assessment centres in Edmonton and Calgary offer language assessments, information and referrals to ESL programs. These two assessment centres also have information about ESL courses in Edmonton, Calgary and a number of smaller cities.

Learn more English Language Training, including how to:

  • make an appointment in Edmonton or Calgary
  • take an ESL course

Visit the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks for a list of language assessment services in Alberta.