Do you want to improve your English or French?

The first step is a Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment. After your assessment we can talk about your options and refer you to a class of your choice.

To talk with one of our assessors, please fill out the form below.

*All services are free to eligible clients

Talk with an Assessor (or) Book an Appointment

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You may also contact (289) 296-8400 for more help.


CLARS Language Assessment Centres provide English/French language assessments and referrals to classes for eligible immigrants who would like to improve their language skills. Completing a language assessment is the first step to accessing language classes in your community. Our certified language assessors will assess your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills using standardized tools and refer you to an ESL class that best suits your needs. Assessments may take 4 hours.
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Contact or visit a Newcomer Information Centre

St. Catharines

YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services, 285 Bunting Rd, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2M 7T9 (Find on Google Maps) 905-684-3500 or Email

Niagara Falls

YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services, 8123 Lundys Lane, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2H 1H3 (Find on Google Maps) 289-296-8400 or Email


YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services, 9 Pine St N, Thorold, L2V 4J6  (Find on Google Maps) 905-397-8390 or Email

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