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.

English Classes

Do you want to learn English? Our Centres offer free English classes, which will help you improve your English language skills to help you find work and settle into life in Canada. We offer English as a Second Language (ESL) and Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes.

Our Centres offer free ESL/LINC training programs in comfortable classroom settings at our locations in Burlington, Milton, Georgetown, and Oakville. Our Centres provide language training programs, which will help you improve your English skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing English.

Click below to view our Class Schedules for:
Burlington and Oakville
Milton and Georgetown


Benefits of Our Free English Classes:

  • Professional, friendly and knowledgeable teachers
  • Computers for practicing English
  • Preparation for further education, training or employment
  • Classes that work for you and your schedule – morning, afternoon and evening sessions available

Citizenship Preparation

Are you applying for Canadian Citizenship? This 10 unit program will help you understand the rights and responsibilities of citizenship as well as learn about Canada’s history, government, justice system, and its regions and economy in preparation for the Citizenship test. Practice questions are given throughout the session.

Join Our Conversation Circles

**The health and safety of our clients, staff and event participants are of utmost importance in everything that we do. Therefore, given the current health concerns about COVID-19, Centre for Skills Development has made the decision to cancel all future Newcomer Conversation Circles for the time being as a proactive measure.**

Conversation circles are a great way to improve English conversation skills and build listening and speaking confidence in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for our weekly conversation circles and practice English in a friendly environment while discovering what the local library has to offer.

Tuesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Tansley Woods Library, 1996 Itabashi Way, Burlington (Currently not running)

Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Glen Abbey Library, 1415 Third Line, Oakville. (Currently not running)

Need more information?

For more information contact:

Burlington, South Service Road location: 905-333-3499 x 264
Burlington, Millcroft location: 905-336-5444 x 102
Milton/Georgetown: 905-693-8103 x 204
Oakville, Abbeywood location: 905-847-8345 x 101

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