Helpful Links

These websites can help you find information about Settlement Services, ESL, Youth, Citizenship, and more.

English as a Second Language

Explore these free online learning activities for ESL students:

  • ESL Corner provides free online language exercises on a variety of topics relevant to newcomers to Canada: Canadian citizenship and culture, daily life, employment and education.
  • 5 Minute English has free online lessons under the categories of grammar, vocabulary, reading, pronunciation, listening and slang/idioms.
  • provides a picture dictionary with simple graphics. Place your cursor over an image or text to hear it pronounced aloud.
  • English Accent Coach is an online tool for developing English pronunciation skills, focusing on vowels and consonants.
  • English Online offers free online interactive activities that can be accessed through their website without registration.
  • Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab provides listening activities and quizzes on a range of topics for a range of abilities.
  • Culips has free podcasts of conversational English that introduce slang, idioms and vocabulary.


These websites have useful information about Canadian citizenship.

  • Discover Canada is the only official study guide for the citizenship test. Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship is available from Citizenship and Immigration Canada at no cost.
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada has information on how to apply to become a Canadian, prepare for the citizenship test, and resume or give up your Canadian citizenship.
  • is a website to help newcomers study for the citizenship test.

LINC Home Study Ontario

  • LINC Home Study is a free English language training program for eligible newcomers to Canada who cannot attend regular classes.

Online Self-Assessment

Assess your reading and listening ability in English or French.


A variety of free online tools and resources to help you in your job search.

  • Job Readiness Tool helps newcomers test what they know about job related topics, and see what they can do better to find employment in Canada.
  • Job Bank allows you to search job postings in Canada.

Settlement Services

These websites can help you find information about settlement services and support for newcomers to Canada.

  • Government of Canada has information available about settlement services and living in Canada.
  • NIC Online:  The Newcomer Information Centre provides free online employment and settlement services.

Francophone Immigration to Canada

Learn about living in a Francophone community outside Quebec and access Francophone service providers.

  • Government of Canada has information about Francophone communities outside Quebec and a tool to help you find Francophone services providers.