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Learn English


Newcomer Learning Centre. Classes, programs and resources for newcomers to Canada. Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

The Newcomer Learning Centre is on the 4th Floor of Central Library.
It has books, CDs and DVDs for Learners and Tutors.
Anyone with a HPL card can borrow Newcomer Learning Centre materials.

To speak with staff, call 905-546-3444 or email

Visit Newcomers Events to register or find out more.

Newcomer Learning Centre Desk Hours:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10am-4pm

Wednesday 1pm-7pm

Friday 10am-1pm

Select Saturdays in 2022:

June 25, July 16, August 27, September 10 & 24, October 15 & 29, November 12 and December 10.

English Tutoring:

Practise English virtually with a tutor in-person, online or both. Meet twice a week for one to two hours. To join, complete the English Tutoring Request Form.

To volunteer with Newcomers to Canada, please complete our Volunteer English Tutor Application.

Conversation Circles Online:

Practise English virtually, in a group setting through video/audio chats. Topics are tailored to the needs of students. Conversation Circles meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 3- 4pm.

English for Seniors Online:

Learn English online with other seniors age 55 and older, in a small class.
Classes are Monday to Thursday 9:30-11:30am.

Proof of Permanent Residency or a Protected Person status is requested in advance of participating in any Newcomer Learning Centre programs

Visit Newcomers Events for more information.

Language Assessment and Settlement Services

English language assessment and settlement services are available at:

French language assessment is available at:

French Settlement Services are available at:


Watch a series of videos prepared by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, to help Newcomers settle.