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DID YOU KNOW?  Newcomers to Canada have access to free English and French language learning and Language proficiency assessments through the settlement programming provided by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada). Learn more about these opportunities in the short video below: 


Assess your English Skills: Most recognized English language training programs follow Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB). The CLB are used to assess language skill in Canada. Someone at Benchmark 1 has little or no English skills. A person at Benchmark 12 can speak English fluently.

In general, you need a CLB 4 for daily living.

CLB 5 to 8 is usually needed to work in Alberta.

CLB 6 to 9 or higher is needed to study in Alberta.

To find out your CLB level:

  • Take a free Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Self-Assessment online. This will give you an idea of your current CLB level.
  • Complete an official CLB assessment at one of the following language assessment and referral centers. This is free to permanent residents and citizens of Canada.

Contact Jasper Settlement Services for an official CLB assessment at settlement@town.jasper.ab.ca. 

English & French  Language Programs

  • Bilingual as an asset ACFA, JEEC, Library free language learning resources. 

Translation Services

Jasper Settlement Services has access to resources for translation services. 

If you find yourself in a situation where you need one-on-one translation; for example, a doctor appointment, meeting with a school, signing bank documents, etc. you can get help through Settlement Services.  

Contact settlement for more information: settlement@town.jasper.ab.ca 

Volunteer as a translator:
 
If you would like to volunteer as a translator, Settlement Services would love to hear from you. Please contact Settlement Services, and let them know you can help fellow newcomers with their translation needs.