Immigration and Settlement Service
Language and Vocational Assessment (LVA) Program
This program provides first-language literacy and/or English language level assessment using the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) tools. It also offers career and educational counselling, student financial information, and referrals to English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The program also publishes a biannual Directory of ESL Programs and Services
Am I eligible?
This program is designed for adults for whom English is not the first language. Unlike the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program, this service is also available to Canadian citizens.
Where is this service provided?
Catholic Social Services
10709 105 Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 2X3
How much will it cost me?
There is no cost to clients who are permanent residents of Canada. The LVA program is funded by Alberta Human Services.
How do I access this program?
- Call (780) 424-3545 and speak to an LVA Intake Worker.
- Book an appointment for a Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) test, or for educational counselling.
Who do I contact for more information?
LVA Intake Worker at (780) 424-3545.
Clients learn their English skill levels according to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) assessments. They leave with their results and the subsequent steps in a plan for language or vocational training relevant to their situation.