WELARC's assessors will help you choose the English Language program that is best for you.
WELARC administers language assessments using the Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test. The Placement Test is designed to place people in the most appropriate EAL classes. The assessment measures communicative skills in four areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Who is eligible for Assessment?
Manitoba residents who are:
- Permanent residents or Canadian citizens born outside Canada
- Refugee claimants
- Provincial Nominees (including spouses and adult children) who have received their letter of approval from the province of Manitoba
How long does the assessment take?
The assessment and referral process can take up to 3 hours.
What test is used?
The Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test is an assessment used in Manitoba and across Canada to determine the English language communication skills a person has. This information is used to help make a decision about the appropriate referral to EAL classes. The test is NOT used for qualifying individuals for employment or for entrance to most University or College programs.
What should you bring?
- Your Manitoba Health card
- Your landing papers or permanent resident card or proof of your Canadian citizenship
What happens after the assessment?
WELARC's assessors will help you choose the English Language program that is best for you. They may also give you information about organizations such as:
- Employment preparation agencies
- Credential recognition programs
- Community supports
- Health and wellness resources
How do I take the test?
Call us to arrange an appointment: (204) 943-5387
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Newcomers who are taking the ENTRY Program will have their assessment appointment arranged for them.
If you are a newcomer to Manitoba, first contact Manitoba START at at 228 Notre Dame Avenue, 944-8830 for more information about services important to you and your family.
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