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 Library card can borrow Newcomer Learning Centre materials.

The Newcomer Learning Centre Information Desk is open:

  • Monday to Thursday - 9:00am to 8:00pm
  • Friday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday - 9:00am to 5:00pm

(Hours may vary due to staff availability.)


In-Person Tutoring:

Practise English face-to-face with a volunteer Tutor.
Two, two-hour sessions per week. (Total four hours)
Day, evening and weekend times are available at any library location.


Online Tutoring:

Practise English with a tutor virtually, through video/audio chats via our website or Moodle phone app. Two one-hour sessions weekly. (Total two hours)

Day, evening and weekend times are available.

Fill in and download the Tutor Request Form*

*Bring form to Newcomer Learning Centre to complete the process.


English for Seniors:

Learn English with other seniors age 55 and older, in a small class.
Classes are Monday to Thursday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
Practise pronouncing words.


Volunteer Application Forms


Proof of Permanent Residency or a Protected Person status must be provided in person at the Newcomer Learning Centre, 4th Floor, Central Library for each of the above programs.

For more information, call the Newcomer Learning Centre at 905 546-3444 or email