English/French Language Skills
It is important to learn English or French as quickly as possible. Many newcomers begin life in Nova Scotia by finding a job that will allow them to learn or improve their English or French skills.
The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI) provides a detailed list of language training organizations. To view the list, visit http://www.novascotiaimmigration.com/language-training.
If you have foreign credentials and wish to study at a Canadian college or university, you will need a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to enroll. Colleges and universities offering courses in French use various French language tests.
Nova Scotia's world-class private language schools have been a great help to international students and other newcomers. The schools set high standards and expect you to work hard on improving your English.
East Coast School of Languages offers students exceptional English language instruction and a complete Canadian cultural experience, both of which are enhanced by our school's small class sizes, individually focused attention, and nurturing and friendly environment. Visit ECSL at www.ecslcanada.com.
The International Language Institute (ILI) is one of Canada's oldest independent language schools. Located in Halifax, ILI offers English as a second language instruction (ESL) and French language training.
To find language training programs in your area, visit Community Profiles.