October 15, 2020

COVID-19 Update:

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, please 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 . Please be patient as it may take us a little longer to respond.

As much as you can, please stay home and stay safe.


Debra Schweyer

Executive Director

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 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

  • Web camera

  • 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

  • Physical distancing

  • Plexiglass shields

  • Masks and gloves

  • Extra cleaning

  • Hand sanitizing stations

  • Limiting people

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

March 16, 2020

Special Announcement Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear Friends,

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 or to the Executive Director at 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.