Loading...
Home2020-05-06T17:17:12+00:00

Immigration into Canada in 2018

Canada’s appeal as an immigration destination has been increasing over the past two decades, with a total of 303,257 immigrating to the country in 2018 which is much more than the 199,170 immigrants that arrived in Canada in 2003.

Our Vision
0
Immigrants arrived in Canada in 2018
0%
of Immigrants were Female
0%
of Immigrants are Age 25-34

ESL PROGRAM DIRECTORY

Would you like to improve your English and make new friends? Many Calgary churches offer ESL classes and conversation groups free of charge, or for a nominal fee. Classes are available in every part of the city and are open to everyone.

Cooperative ESL Ministries does not operate ESL classes. We provide this directory for ESL Programs around Calgary and surrounding areas. If you have questions about a particular class, please contact the church directly.

Go to Directory

Start an ESL Program

So you want to start an ESL program in your church. Where do you start? Here are a few things to think about and ways Cooperative ESL Ministries can help:

IS YOUR CHURCH PREPARED?

Starting an ESL program in your church requires the entire congregation’s support and involvement. Newcomers (immigrants, refugees, temporary foreign workers, international students, etc.) can go to an ESL class and learn English, but to feel a sense of community, a church congregation must be willing to welcome and embrace ESL students.

HOW WILL YOUR CHURCH REACH NEWCOMERS?

Once you have trained an ESL teacher and prepared your congregation to welcome newcomers, you also need to spread the word about your ESL program. Consider putting an ad in your church’s local neighbourhood newspaper. If your church has a website, add information on your ESL program to the site.

INVEST IN COOPERATIVE ESL MINISTRIES

Your investment will help support Cooperative ESL Ministries’ mission to empower churches to reach out in love to the immigrants and internationals in our communities.

START AN ESL PROGRAM

LATEST BLOG POSTS

Best Friends

   As the movie “Brian's Song" powerfully depicted, the friendship between Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo deepened into one of the best relationships in the history of sports. Friendships between professional black and white

301, 2021

Embracing Change

   We say there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. Let me

2911, 2020

Someone Stable

   During the Christmas holidays we try to reach back into our childhood for

2710, 2020

Open Door Policy

    I invite you to enjoy one of my favourite stories, “The Sneetches” by

2909, 2020

How to Warm God’s Heart

   How can you and I become so stirred that we lose all our

VIEW ALL OUR ARTICLES

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
AND NEWCOMERS

Have a look at our ESL resources pages. These pages are specifically aimed at teachers and newcomers. We hope you find these pages useful!

If you are aware of any resources not listed that you feel may be beneficial, please send the information to resources@eslcooperative.ca and we will review it for possible inclusion. Thank you!

For Teachers & Newcomers
DONATE NOW