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Immigration to Canada in 2022

Canada welcomed 437,180 immigrants and saw a net increase of the number of non-permanent residents estimated at 607,782. Both of these numbers represent the highest levels on record.

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Immigrants arrived in Canada in 2022
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of Immigrants are Age 25-29

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.

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.

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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!

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