CLB Bootcamp

First developed in 2007, CCLB updated the CLB Bootcamp in 2014 with funding from the Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration of Ontario with advisory support funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

This 10 hour self-directed training allows you to familiarize yourself with the CLB’s and their role with planning and assessment. 

  • CLB Basics: which provides an introduction to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) including the theoretical framework, the revised CLB document and the CLB for Literacy Learners document 

  • Planning and the CLB: which covers module planning and daily lesson planning 

  • Classroom Assessment and the CLB: which deals with ongoing learner assessment as well as an introduction to PBLA


This course is free! To access it, follow these steps:

  • Go to
  • Create a user account
  • Confirm your account by following the steps outlined in the system message sent to your email address (if the email does not arrive in your inbox, check your junk/clutter folders)
  • Once logged in, you will see a hyperlink to this course
  • Click on the link and start!

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