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E-Books in Freading - Download free
e-books with your library card. Browse the category
Language Arts &
Disciplines for all options.
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SCL Digital Downloads
ESL Help at the
You might be
interested in the
ESL Conversation Circle,
which meets twice a week at the library.
ESL Help in the Community
Canadian Language Benchmarks - The Centre for Canadian
Language Benchmarks is the centre of expertise in support of the
national standards in English and French for describing,
measuring and recognizing second language proficiency of adult
immigrants and prospective immigrants for living and working in
Community Adult Learning & Literacy Society - One on One Volunteer
Tutoring: CALLS matches up volunteer tutors with adult learners
who want to improve their literacy skills. Free. Contact CALLS for more information or to
Community Adult Learning & Literacy Society - English Language Classes:
For Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, Temporary Foreign Workers or
visitors with visas. This is not a free program. Contact CALLS for more
information or to register.
Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC): Free program to help
you learn English and integrate into community life and work in Canada.
For Permanent Residents.
Language Assessment - There are assessment and
referral centres around Alberta. These centres can test
your language level using the Canadian Language
Benchmarks and some can provide referral information
New to Strathcona County? Looking for local information? The
Information & Volunteer Centre has information
about medical facilities, day cares,
recreation, and more.
Services: English Language Training: The Government of Alberta
has a number of programs to help you improve your English. Find help at
an office close by, or use the free online learning lessons to help with
finding a job, budgeting, computers & more.
drop-in on the 2nd and 4th Mondays each month to learn and connect with
2nd Monday every month
7:00 - 8:30 pm
4th Monday of the month
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Family & Community Services
#200 (second floor)
501 Festival Avenue
In the community centre, just across from the library
Learn more about your new community, including:
connecting through volunteering
work search tips and techniques
...and much more!
Childcare available upon request. Must register for
To learn more, contact Family & Community Services:
Edmonton Mennonite Centre
for Newcomers - This immigrant settlement agency focuses on the
successful and integrative settlement of newcomers to Edmonton. There
are resources for employment, language instruction and parenting.
- Assistance with unemployment and finding jobs, finding skilled
workers and helping Albertans with low incomes cover their basic
costs of living.
Alberta Registry Agents
- Information about Alberta registry agents, including office
hours, office locations and their available registry services
(Road Tests, Commissioner for Oaths, Corporate Registries, etc).
Search by registry name, city or postal code Includes distance
Government of Alberta - My Alberta Supports
This tool helps you determine whether you are eligible for
various assistance services related to childcare, employment,
disabilities, and more.
Provincial Government -
MLA Annie McKitrick,
MLA Estefania Cortes-Vargas
County is a young, successful and vibrant community of more than 92000
residents, set in the centre of Alberta's energy and agricultural
heartland. This link provides access to County departments and to
Counts—Ace the Test
HealthLink Alberta - Health advice and information. Access is 24
hours, 7 days a week and support is provided by experienced registered
nurses and other health-care professionals.
Education & Training
Alternative Career Pathways - An effort launched by the
National Association of Career
Colleges (NACC), to help match internationally-trained individuals
who are facing challenges working in their field with training programs
at career colleges so they can make use of their existing skills and
training in related and meaningful careers.
Credentials Assessment - IQAS helps people obtain recognition
for education they received outside of Canada. An IQAS assessment
certificate may help you get a job, get into school or become
Post-Secondary Institutions in Alberta
ConsumerReports.org - Find ratings and reviews for all kinds of
products, including the following categories: cars, appliances,
electronics, home & garden, babies & kids, money, shopping, and health.
This is a subscription to the ConsumerReports.org
website. We also have access to
back issues of Consumer Reports magazine through Canadian Reference
Muzzy Online - Fun language learning for kids! Learn American or
British English with videos, vocabulary lessons and interactive games.
Zinio - Over 160 free digital magazines. We subscribe so you
don't have to! Access these in your browser or download them to a
computer or mobile device. Requires 2 free accounts.
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