Do you want to improve your English or French? The first step is a FREE Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment.

CLARS Language Assessment Centres provide English/French language assessments and referrals to classes for eligible immigrants who would like to improve their language skills. Completing a language assessment is the first step to accessing language classes in your community.

Our certified language assessors will assess your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills using standardized tools and refer you to an ESL class that best suits your needs.

The CLARS Language Assessment Centres are located throughout the Niagara Region:

  • St. Catharines
  • Niagara Falls
  • Welland
  • Fort Erie
  • Grimsby
  • Port Colborne
  • Beamsville

Assessment may take up to 4 hours.

To confirm your eligibility and book an appointment call 289-296-8400 or 289-213-5311.


Contact or visit a Newcomer Information Centre

St. Catharines 
YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services
285 Bunting Rd, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2M 7T9 (Find on Google Maps)
905-684-3500  or Email

Niagara Falls  
YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services
8123 Lundys Lane, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2H 1H3 (Find on Google Maps)
289-296-8400 or Email


Helpful Links:
www.language.ca
www.clb-osa.ca
www.cic.gc.ca/citizenship
www.niagaracollege.ca/academic-liberal-studies/programs/elte/
www.niagaracollege.ca/new-canadians/
www.niagaracontinuingeducation.ca/language-programs