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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-688-2150
Fax 613-688-2166
Primary Contact Raymonda Ibrahim, Language Assessment and Referral Center Director; Phone: 613-238-5462 ext 14; Email:
Alternate Contact Melanie Vaughan, Senior Director of Employment and Immigrant Services; Phone: 613-238-5462 ext 20; Email:
Primary Executive Melanie Vaughan, Senior Director of Employment and Immigrant Services; Phone: 613-788-5001 ext 5127; Fax: 613-788-5051
Address & Map
Merivale Mall
1642 Merivale Rd, Second Flr
Ottawa, ON K2G 4A1
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Centre that provides immigrants with English or French language assessments for government-funded programs. 
Programs included in the government funded Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral System (CLARS): 
* English as a Second Language (ESL) 
* French as a Second Language (FSL) 
* Language instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) 
* Bridge to Work Programs/Placements (BWP) 
* Enhanced Language Training (ELT): higher level language training 
* "Cours de langue de niveau avancé" (NLCA) 
* Occupation Specific Language Training (OSLT) 
* "Formation linguistique axée sur les professions" (FLAP) 
Certified Language Assessors administer: 
* standardized Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA) 
* Canadian Language Benchmarks Literacy Assessment (CLBLA) 
* Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT) 
* Enhanced Language Training Placement Assessment (ELTPA) 
* "Batterie de test de classement" (BTC) 
Following assessment, language benchmarks are assigned and clients are referred to the appropriate program * an information & referral specialist is available to assist newcomers referrals to diverse settlement needs
Hours Mon 8:30 am-7 pm, Tue-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Ottawa ; Renfrew County
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Ontario residents 18 years and older who are: 
* Canadian Citizens born outside of Canada 
* Permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant )  
* Convention refugees 
* Refugee claimants 
* Persons in Canada whose applications for Permanent status are being processed in Canada and who have been informed by a letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada-IRCC of the initial approval of their application subject to an admissibility assessment. 
* other specific cases, call for more details
Application Call to make an appointment for a language assessment * bring the following to the appointment: proof of status in Canada, proof of address, proof of age
Languages English ; French
Fees None - for eligible clients
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Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration ; Federal - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Date Updated 11 May 2018
Service Categories Language Instruction ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Language Proficiency Testing ~ Immigrants/Refugees

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