Current Projects

The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks has undertaken a wide range of projects in support of the Canadian Language Benchmarks / Niveaux de compétence lingustique canadiens. We invite you to learn more about our different projects below and to contact us if you have further questions.

Canadian Language Benchmarks of Red Seal Examination Questions

Start date: January 26, 2022 End date: March 31, 2024 Funded by: Employment and Social Development Canada  (ESDC) CCLB has been funded to review current reading competency levels of English and French Red Seal Examinations as provided by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) using the Canadian Language Benchmarks and Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens. Main Outcome: Ensure consistency of language benchmarks in the development of Red Seal examinations over the years.

CLIC Activities Project

Start date: September 1, 2023 End date: March 31, 2025 Funded by: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Three main activities will be developed during this project, summarized below: 1. National CLIC Curriculum Framework: Documenting the key concepts (context, standards, principles, practices) associated with planning, developing, adapting or selecting instructional content for Literacy to NCLC 8. 2. National CLIC Online Curriculum: Developing French online courseware for niveaux de compétences linguistiques canadiens (NCLC) levels 3 to 5 across all skill areas (L/S/R/W). Moreover, the project aims to enable CLIC instructors across Canada to use an ELBP supported, ready-made solution for their

ELBP professional development and resource development to support clients in CLIC programs

Start date: April 1, 2020 End date: March 31, 2025 Funded by: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) This project will provide professional development, resources, and training tools to support the use of l’Evaluation basée sur le portfolio (ELBP) in CLIC classrooms. The project’s activities will clarify processes and support the use of ELBP. CCLB will partner with the developers of the National Curriculum Guidelines, Learning Management System, Tutela, and collaborate with service providers nationally. The project will also include a stronger ELBP presence at conferences to support high-quality settlement programming. While many programs and teachers have successfully implemented ELBP

Language for Success

Start date: July 11, 2022 End date: March 31, 2024 Funded by: Government of Canada’s Skills for Success program Funded by the Government of Canada’s Skills for Success program, the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks will develop Language for Success digital tool kits in English and French, which will support the integration of Skills for Success in second or other language training. This will benefit immigrants and the employment sector in Canada by increasing the knowledge, skills, and resources of second language teachers preparing newcomers to Canada to meet the needs of employers, use the talents they bring, and contribute to, and thrive

National LINC Online Curriculum and Online PBLA Project

Start date: September 18, 2020 End date: March 31, 2025 Subcontracted by: Achēv and funded by: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Until March 2025, the National LINC Online Curriculum (NLOC) and Online PBLA project will develop Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) online courseware for Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels 3 to 5 across all skill areas (L/S/R/W). The project will contribute to building the infrastructure to support LINC service providers across Canada in the delivery of efficient and effective online language training. The project aims to enable LINC instructors across Canada to use a PBLA supported, ready-made

Professional development, resources and training to support the use of PBLA in LINC and other IRCC funded programs

Start Date: April 1, 2020 End date: March 31, 2025 Funded by: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) provides professional development, resources, training tools and activities to increase expertise and reliability, clarify processes and support the use of PBLA in a diverse range of LINC/CLB classrooms. CCLB partners with the developers of the National Curriculum Guidelines (NCG), Learning Management System (LMS), Tutela and collaborates with service providers nationally to support PBLA integration. Project activities ensure teachers have excellent classroom ready resources and professional development to help them deliver CLB task-based programming and assessment

Training and resources to assist Francophones in a minority situation

Start date: April 1, 2021 End Date: March 31, 2025 Funded by: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) This project will help immigrants who are either: Francophone, identify French as their first official language, or who live and work in French. The two groups may have different objectives. For example, a Francophone immigrant going to a federally funded assessment centre may need information in French about English language assessments and programs to facilitate becoming bilingual, whereas an immigrant who identifies French as his first official language may need a French language assessment for placement into a CLIC program. CCLB, a