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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. 
Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral Centre -- Eligibility screening, language skills assessment and referral to government-funded English [and French] language programs including Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), LINC Home Study, English as a Second Language (ESL) [and French as a Second Language (FSL)] programs, Enhanced Language Training (ELT), Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT), and Specialized Language Training (SLT) 
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 
Adults 18 years or older are eligible if they meet one of these criteria: Canadian citizens born outside of Canada; permanent resident; Convention refugees, protected persons or refugee claimants; workers admitted under the Live-In Caregiver program; applicants under other programs holding the initial letter of approval from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Application Call ahead to verify eligibility, book assessment appointment and confirm documents (Permanent Resident (PR) card or Landing paper with passport) to access service
Languages English ; French
Fees None - for eligible clients
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services ; Federal - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Date Updated 26 Jul 2019
Service Categories Adult English as a Second Language Tests ; Adult French as a Second Language Tests

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