August 30, 2021
Due to the changing and challenging situation around COVID-19 in Winnipeg, particularly in the downtown area, WELARC will be conducting a limited number of in person assessments in our office and continuing to offer online assessments as well. Our staff is working from home or downtown on a rotating basis and will respond to messages left on the phone or sent by email.
November 12, 2020
WELARC staff are currently working from home and still trying to help you get assessed and find the right language class for you. We hope you are staying safe and healthy. Below is more information for you about how to stay safe, what to do if you think you might have COVID and people who may be at higher risk.
October 15, 2020
Due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 in Winnipeg, particularly in the downtown area, we have decided to temporarily suspend in-person services at WELARC. Our staff will be working from home and will respond to message left on the phone or sent by email. We will continue online services, both assessment and referral in English and French.
If you want to set up an assessment or referral, the fastest way is to complete the WELARC Appointment and Information Tool. You can also leave us a phone message at 204-943-5387 and we will return your call as quickly as we can, or send us email at email@example.com . Please be patient as it may take us a little longer to respond.
As much as you can, please stay home and stay safe.
July 13, 2020
WELARC is now doing assessments for English and French language classes again. You can take an assessment online or, in some cases, you can take a face to face assessment in our office. However, we are using some precautions to keep you and our staff safe. Please read the update below for more information.
English and French Assessments
You may be able to take an online assessment
Interested? Please complete the WELARC Appointment and Information Tool or call us at 204-943-5387 to see if you’re eligible. Leave a message with your name, number, and reason for your call.
To be eligible you will need to have
Desktop or laptop computer (NOT phone or tablet)
Headset with microphone and speakers
Reliable internet connection
Familiarity with basic computer functions
Some people can take face to face assessments
Precautions WELARC is taking to keep everyone in the office safe
Masks and gloves
Hand sanitizing stations
What to expect if you come in for a face to face assessment
Bring your own mask
Bring your own headphones
Bring your own water
Do not bring anyone with you. If you need a translator, we can phone a friend.
What to do if you want a face to face assessment
You must have an appointment.
Complete the WELARC Appointment and Information Tool or call 204943-5387 to see if you’re eligible. Leave a message with your name, number, and reason for your call.
Have a LINC certificate or a previous assessment result and want to be referred to a new or different school? We are doing some referrals.
Complete the WELARC Appointment and Information Tool or call 204-943-5387 to see if you’re eligible. Leave a message with your name, number, and reason for your call. OR send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
March 16, 2020
Special Announcement Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
WELARC (Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre) is aware that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading and we want to ensure that our staff, partners, and clients are at minimal risk.
Therefore, on the advice of IRCC, we are cancelling all in-person services effective Tuesday March 17, 2020.
We will contact all affected clients by phone to assure them that we will reschedule as soon as it is safe to do so.
WELARC’s office will be closed to assessments and referrals, but some staff will be on hand in the office to answer questions by phone and email.
If you have concerns about our services, please don’t hesitate to be in touch. You can send email to email@example.com or to the Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 204-943-5387
Be well and take good care of each other.
For further information, please see:
If you suspect you have a case of COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, contact Health Links: (204)-788-8200 /1-888-315-9257.
We will monitor the situation daily and inform you of any changes to our programs and services.