Get information that is essential for all newcomers to Canada


Whether you need to learn English to get a job, enter a college, or a university, or simply for everyday life conversations, PICS’ language classes are specifically designed to meet your and your family’s individual needs. PICS offers a range of language programs, including Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), Enhanced Language Training (ELP) or Professional Language Training (PLT) program and English language clubs designed around a particular field, interest or tailored to engage youth.

PICS offers more than just language classes

  • Innovative courses that are assisted with computers and presentations about Canada and Canadian way of life
  • Trusted and experienced instructors who are professionally trained as Teachers of English As a Second Language (TESL) in Canada
  • 8 different language proficiency levels for you to join
  • On-site care for your children, when space is available
  • A welcoming and friendly environment

Benefits to You

  • Improve your English and adapt to life in Canada faster
  • Get introduced to Canadian culture for more effective communication at work and in the community
  • Learn more about Canadian social life, politics and economic system
  • Meet new friends and expand your network

Class locations

Scarborough North

Scarborough South

Etobicoke Central

Etobicoke Central – Satellite

Mississauga South West

Eligible Participants

  • Permanent residents of Canada who have not become Canadian citizens
  • Convention refugees
  • Persons in Canada applying to become a permanent resident, and who have been informed, by a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, of the initial approval of application, subject to completion of background check
  • Foreign domestic workers admitted under the Live-In Caregiver Program

To join PICS’ language classes, you also need to be of legal school-leaving age (18 years of age or older), and have your English tested at one of the following local language assessment centres:

YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centres in Toronto

CET Language Assessment Centres in Peel

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