Integrated Sight Loss Teacher Toolkit

English language learners with sight loss are a growing population that, traditionally, has been underserved in language programs across Canada. At ISANS, we demonstrate inclusion by welcoming and respecting the diversity in our community and fostering a sense of belonging for all. With this in mind and with generous funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), ISANS has partnered with AnuVision Consulting to bridge the gap in knowledge and capacity in language programs by creating The Sight Loss Integration Teacher Toolkit.   By offering direction on how to modify curriculum, materials, and physical spaces, the barriers for newcomers with sight

PD course from ISANS

The “Best Practices for Synchronous/Blended Teaching – PD Course” is a professional development opportunity designed to enhance teaching strategies for synchronous and blended instruction. Here are the key highlights: Course Overview The course, a result of a 19-month national research project led by the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS), offers engaging strategies for synchronous/blended instruction and assessment. It was a collaborative effort, with New Language Solutions as the project partner and research partner organizations, including ISS of BC, NorQuest College, Red River College, YMCA of Greater Saint John, and ISANS. Local researchers, instructors, and clients participated in the

Benchmarking the Language Demands of Veterinarians in Ontario

CCLB, with funding from, and in consultation with the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, will benchmark the language demands (both French and English) of veterinarians in Ontario. The project will unfold during a one-year period beginning in late January 2024. The final report, expected to be issued in December 2024, will describe the benchmarks of the listening, speaking, reading, and writing tasks required of veterinarians in Ontario. It will provide a clear blueprint of the language requirements needed to work safely as a veterinarian in Ontario, based on Canada’s national language standards: Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and Niveaux de compétence

Introducing Language for Success

Did you miss the Webinars? Scroll down to watch the recordings! Date: March 26, 2024Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm Eastern time Cost: FREE Note: This webinar will be presented in English and will be recorded.  About the event: Join us for two webinars as we introduce CCLB’s newest resource, Language for Success, an online toolkit, which draws connections between Skills for Success and the Canadian Language Benchmarks to support the integration of Skills for Success in second or other language training. Learn about: The newly developed Language for Success Framework Resources that make up the toolkit including Can Do statements, learning activities, self-assessments How

Achēv is looking for a Casual Language Assessor

The Casual Language Assessor will administer a variety of Canadian Language Benchmark-based language assessment tools to clients and refers them to language training options that meet their needs and preferences in the local community within the region of service. This casual position will be based in Richmond Hill with some travel required to sites throughout York Region, Simcoe County and Durham Region.  If you are interested in this posting, please visit their website and apply directly with them:  

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

October 20, 2023

Demonstrating Language Proficiency in the Healthcare Sector in Canada CCLB is excited to announce that we are bringing together speakers from diverse professional backgrounds to participate in an online panel discussion around demonstrating language proficiency in the healthcare sector in Canada. About the online panel discussion: The health care sector as a whole is facing labour shortages. Consequently, Canada is increasing its targets in immigration and the goal now is to get around 8,000 new health-care workers a year as opposed to the 4,000 per year from 2017 – 2022. How will licensing and regulatory bodies ensure language proficiency in