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The YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Service provides immigrants in Canada with English or French language assessment for the following government-funded programs:
If you are 18 years or older or have a high school diploma you are eligible with any of the following categories:
At the time of assessment, you must bring an original immigration document. Please check the table below for more details.
Record of Landing (IMM 1000)
Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292 or IMM 5509)
Letter of Notice of Decision from the IRB confirming that the client has been determined to be a Convention Refugee.
Letters issued by CIC indicating that a client’s application for protection has been allowed (successful Pre-Removal Risk Assessment PRRA).
Protected Persons Status Document (IMM5520)
Urgent Protection cases sometimes enter Canada on a temporary resident permit called a Permit to Come Into or Remain in Canada (IMM 1263). The permit will have the words “Protected temporary residents class” written on it.
Approved in Principle letter (pending verifications)
Work or Study Permits that include a notation indicating initial approval of a concurrent Application for Permanent Residence. The Work or Study Permit must have words like “Initial Approval of PR” written on it.
Note: All documents need to be accompanied by photo identification such as a passport, driver's license, health card, etc.
Please call 416-925-5462 Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to book an appointment at one of the following centres.
Appointments are available during the day, in the evening and on weekends. It is very important to come to your assessment appointment on time.
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