ESL Transitions  Program

Bridging the gap to your future

About The Institute of Learning for New Canadians

We are a private English as a Second Language (ESL) training institute that offers a government funded program called ESL Transitions, which involves levels 5-8 Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) English courses.

Grant funding is available for qualified students.

Program Eligibility


To qualify for admission to the ESL Transitions program, students must have completed a minimum of CLB 5 and are ready to start learning at a CLB 6 level of English. You may also be eligible if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have finished a minimum of CLB 4

  • No longer qualify for LINC program or are on a waiting list for LINC CLB 6 at another institution

  • Sponsored immigrants

  • Permanent residence

  • Refugees with NOD (Notice of Document form Immigration Canada)

  • EI client

  • Alberta Works recipient

  • AISH recipient

  • Low Income

  • Canadian Citizen

  • Reference from other service providers and CLARC (Calgary Language Assessment & Referral Centre)

What Does the ESL Transitions Program Provide?

The ESL Transitions Program provides eligible English as a Second Language (ESL) clients a modular-based ESL program that will prepare them to transition to employment or further education in Canada. It involves:

  • 25 hours per week of quality ESL instruction

  • 12-week semesters

  • In-takes every 2 weeks on a set schedule

  • Qualified and accredited ESL instructors with significant experience teaching ESL

  • Instruction offered with the latest classroom and technologies for ESL instruction in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking for:

  • English for employment

  • English for academic purposes

  • Preparation for career programs

  • Computer literacy

  • Business communication skills

  • Intercultural competence

  • Canadian life skills

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