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

June 23, 2023

Francophone Immigration in Canada: Why, Who and How? The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) brings together experts from various professional fields to discuss fundamental issues relating to Francophone immigration. About the online panel discussion: Join our panelists for an online discussion where they will discuss issues related to the intersection of francophone immigration, integration, and language. The event aims to provide French-speaking public a multidisciplinary perspective, a stimulating and informative discussion, and an opportunity to engage with questions such as: Why is it important to increase Francophone immigration in the current era? What is the definition of “Francophone”? Where

Letter of congratulations from the Minister

CCLB is happy to have received a letter from the Honourable Sean Fraser, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, congratulating us on our 25th anniversary of supporting Canada’s national language standards and developing training and tools to support their use across Canada.   Over the past 25 years, immigration has become increasingly critical to Canada’s long-term success. CCLB has played an active role in supporting immigration in Canada and looks forward to fully harnessing its potential to create the best experience for newcomers in the future. The Centre is here because of and thanks to the entire ESL

CSS Edmonton is hiring full-time language assessors

Catholic Social Services is currently recruiting for one (1) Full Time Language Assessor position at 37.5 hours per week in Edmonton, AB.  You will be joining an established Agency that is guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect. With more than 50 years of service delivery, Catholic Social Services is one of the largest multi-function social services agencies in Canada, with more than 1900 staff, and hundreds of volunteers delivering 130+ programs throughout Central Alberta. “As a Catholic social services agency, we are guided by faith to care for and