At Centre for Skills Development, the health and safety of our clients and staff is our number one priority. We are responding to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) situation with the immediate closure of Centre for Skills Development locations to the public, until further notice. ‚ÄčIt's important to note that we will continue to offer our services remotely. For contact information about our remote services, latest updates about cancellations and closures, please continue to visit the 'CENTRE NEWS' section of our website, which can be found near the bottom of the Home Page.

News

May 15, 2020 Teaching During a Pandemic
Kate Maven has been teaching English to immigrants for over 30 years, but never in the way she is doing now. Thriving on face-to-face interaction and the connections she builds with her students, she has had to make a big adjustment with her teaching methods in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, teaching her Advanced and Basic English classes entirely online. 
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Dec 04, 2019 Workplace English - Now in Two Locations!

Our Workplace English classes are now in two locations! Click here to find out more. 

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Dec 04, 2019 Art Workshop for Newcomers

The Art Workshop for Newcomers on Friday at our Burlington site was a huge success! In partnership with Art Gallery of Burlington, this free workshop taught basic techniques for painting in watercolour. Clients were encouraged to share their settlement story through art form and connect with others in their new community.

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Nov 01, 2019 Art Workshop for Newcomers - November 29

Share your settlement story through art on November 29! Register today by emailing alice.maroti@centreforskills.ca 

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Aug 12, 2019 Workplace English Program - Learn the Skills Needed for Your Career In Canada
Rasha Abou Chakra is the first point of contact in her workplace. When clients walk in the door, her duty is to present the company's services in a positive way and suggest solutions to their challenges. It's hard to believe that only three years ago Rasha could barely speak English. Read about Rasha's journey through our Immigration programs!
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Jun 19, 2019 What Does a Commissioner of Oaths Do?
Interested in learning the English language this summer? Join our Summer ESL classes!
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Jun 10, 2019 What Does a Commissioner of Oaths Do?
You may have heard that you need a Commissioner of Oaths in order to sign official documents. But what exactly does a Commissioner of Oaths do, and what kind of documents do they sign? Click here to find out!
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Apr 03, 2019 Former ELT Student Meets Renowned Canadian Interior Designer Brian Gluckstein
On Wednesday, March 27, former Enhanced Language Training (ELT) student, Ghina Saflo, was warmly welcomed into the Toronto studio of renowned Canadian interior designer and entrepreneur, Brian Gluckstein, for an informational interview.
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Feb 20, 2019 Halton Region Newcomer Day - March 8 in Oakville

Join us in celebrating and welcoming newcomers to Halton Region!

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Jan 22, 2019 New to Canada and Need Help?
New to Canada and Need Help? Click this article to find out when our Commissioner of Oaths staff are available at Tansley Woods and New Appleby Branch Library. 
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Jan 09, 2019 Attend Free Express Entry & Citizen Updates Presentation
Join us on January 29 to hear keynote speaker Robert Young disucss updates and news regarding Canadian Immigration.
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Dec 18, 2018 Register for our Enhanced Language Training Program - Deadline to Register is January 18, 2019
Still spots available for our Enhanced Language Training Program, registration open to students until January 18, 2019. 
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Dec 03, 2018 Newcomer Story - Passion for Dance, Passion for Canada
It was while dancing Albina discovered her love for Canada. Check out Albina's story and learn how she continues to share her story with Centre for Skills ELT students and tell them hard work can lead to reaching your goals. 
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Jun 06, 2018 Centre Staff and Client Honoured By Newcomer Recognition Awards!

Last night's Newcomer Recognition Awards proved to be a very exciting evening for The Centre, as three of our staff and one client were honoured by The Halton Newcomer Strategy.

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Mar 23, 2018 Newcomers to Start New Chapter

On March 23, we celebrated the graduation ceremony for our first Home Renovation for Newcomers class. 

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