Language Assessment, Referral, and Counselling Centre

Catholic Social Services

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

Service offers:

  • language assessment services
  • referrals to career and / 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 Trades, Immigration, and Multiculturalism.
Key Provider: educational counsellors, language assessors
Yes, Service targeted to newcomers:
  • 18 years and older
  • whose first language is not English
  • and who are permanent residents, Convention refugees, Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) visa-holders, or Canadian citizens
  • living in and around Edmonton
Application Process
Service Access: By Appointment, To access service:
  • new clients must register in-person during new client registration hours
  • clients who are already registered can drop in or call to book an appointment
Individuals will be asked to present their immigration document(s) and photo identification (ID).
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Wait times may vary.

Web Site
English - Staff speak many different languages. Contact if assistance is needed in a language other than English.
Fee: Yes,

Contact for details. 
Free for permanent residents, Convention refugees, Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) visa-holders, and Canadian citizens.

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: No -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
June 13, 2023
8212 118 Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T5B 0S3
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Hours of Operation
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

New client in-person registration hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday. Closed Saturdays during long weekends.