Learning in Ontario

Learning in Ontario


Learning English or French as an adult

Improving your English or French can help you:

Many English and French school boards in Ontario offer English as a Second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FSL) classes for adults. Improve your English or French skills in classes at your level – from beginner to advanced. Classes are held during the day, at night and on weekends.

Language training at work

Some Ontario school boards offer job-specific language training classes. These classes cover a wide range of job sectors and provide language training in a classroom or in the workplace.

You may also ask your local school, public library, settlement agency, or local language assessment centre for more information.

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Entering a university program

Ontario has 20 publicly funded universities, including 9 bilingual (English/French) universities.

Universities offer a wide variety of programs:

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Entering a college program

Ontario has 24 colleges of applied arts and technology, These colleges prepare students for careers in business, applied arts, technology, and health sciences. These colleges receive funding from the Ontario government. Many colleges have more than one campus and offer a wide range of full and part-time programs at more than 100 locations across the province.

Ontario’s community colleges have partnered with the government to make it easier for internationally trained applicants to find and enrol in the right courses without duplicating what they have already learned. There are five key improvements:

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Related resources

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