quote:I have only work permit visa, and I'm planing to live and work in Canada for a next 2 years. But I still can't applay for canadian citizeship. Can I join english classes for free?
Free ESL classes are generally available for people with the following resident status:
Permanent Resident of Canada (Landed Immigrant) or Convention Refugee (or a newcomer who has been allowed to remain in Canada, to whom CIC intends to grant permanent resident status and who has not acquired Canadian citizenship)
It is not likely that you will be able to access ESL classes for free with temporary non-resident status, such as a work permit visa.
Existing ESL providers may offer their ESL classes for a fee. For example, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) offers ESL for a fee to non-residents:
"Non-resident students (including visitors to Canada and persons in Canada on a student visa) who wish to enroll in a program are required to pay a course fee. This fee is $6.00 (+ 6% G.S.T.) per instructional hour and must be paid, prior to registration, at one of the adult ESL administration centres. Course fees are payable by certified cheque or money order or cash to the Toronto District School Board. You may register for a course for a minimum of 2 weeks. Course fees are nonrefundable. For further information about registration requirements and course fees, please contact the Continuing Education Office at 416-338-4300."
Find out more in their ESL Brochure (PDF format - 2.25 MB, 56 pages - make take some time to load) http://tinyurl.com/o4uq3