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ESL when sponsoring a member of the family 

Lyhothiel
Lyhothiel
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Posted On: 6/15/2016
Lyhothiel
Lyhothiel
Posts: 7
Hello. I am sponsoring my wife and I would like to know if the she will be eligible for free ESL classes for adults when she comes to Canada. I know that Landed Immigrants are eligible but I am not sure if it also applies to people who are being sponsored.
Thanks in advance.
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Posted On: 6/21/2016
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

It is great that you are looking into this type of information ahead of time.

It is true that most free ESL classes have certain eligibility requirements.

You may want to dial 211 on a phone and speak to an Information and Referral Specialist to find out if there are any ESL classes that do not have these specific eligibility requirements.

They may be able to give you some suggestions and referrals to what is available in your area.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
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Lyhothiel
Lyhothiel
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Posted On: 7/11/2016
Lyhothiel
Lyhothiel
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I've got an update. So I called the 211 number and they told me that indeed my will be eligible for the ESL classes trough the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program which is run by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada at the local community learning centers. More information about LINC program is here: http://www.eslincanada.com/english/linc_programs.php , here: http://settlement.org/ontario/education/english-as-a-second-language-esl/linc-program/what-is-the-language-instruction-for-newcomers-to-canada-linc-program/ and here: http://settlement.org/ontario/education/english-as-a-second-language-esl/linc-program/how-do-i-enrol-in-linc-classes/
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Posted On: 7/11/2016
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your update with us.

That is great news.

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Anna
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