Catholic Social Services

Immigration and Settlement - Language Assessment, Referral, and Counselling Centre

Provides language assessment services, referrals to language or skills training programs, educational counselling, and more.

Service offers:

  • language assessment services
  • referrals to language or skills training programs
  • educational counselling
  • and more


  • English language and literacy assessments using the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) tools
  • referrals to language training programs such as LINC and¬†English as a Second Language (ESL), occupational skills training, employment bridging, and other educational programs
  • educational counselling - advice and referrals to educational programs, information about student financing, professional licensing requirements, and more
  • information sessions and workshops on topics related careers and employment, education and student financing, language assessment, and more
  • an online directory of ESL programs and services in selected urban centres in Alberta

Does not offer any employment services such as resume writing or assisted job search.

Affiliation: Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Government of Alberta - Ministry of Labour and Immigration.Key Provider: language assessors, educational counsellors
Yes, Service targeted to newcomers:
  • 18 years and older
  • whose first language is not English
  • and who are permanent residents, Convention refugees, or Canadian citizens
  • living in and around Edmonton
Application Process
Service Access: By Appointment, To access service:
  • call to register and book an appointment
Limited in-person services are available by appointment only; no drop-in services are offered at this time. Individuals will be asked to present their immigration document(s) and photo identification (ID). Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Web Site
English - Staff speak many different languages. Contact if assistance is needed in a language other than English.
Fee: Yes,

Free for permanent residents, Convention refugees, and Canadian citizens. Fee-for-service assessments are available for temporary residents or temporary foreign workers: $125.00 for Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBPT) and $150.00 for Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment (CLBA).

Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: No -
Legal Status
Registered Charity / Foundation, Registered Not-For-Profit
Last Updated On
January 4, 2021
8212 118 Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T5B 0S3
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Hours of Operation
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM