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Newcomer Learning Centre. Classes, programs and resources for newcomers to Canada. Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

The Newcomer Learning Centre is on the 4th Floor of Central Library.
It has books, CDs and DVDs for Learners and Tutors.
Anyone with a HPL card can borrow Newcomer Learning Centre materials.

The Newcomer Learning Centre is currently open for browsing.

In-person Tutoring is currently suspended until further notice, due to health precautions.

Online tutoring and programs are available.

Online Tutoring:

Practise English virtually with a tutor, through video/audio chats. Two one-hour sessions weekly. (Total two hours)

Sessions are tailored to fit the needs of the students.

Day, evening and weekend times are available.

To speak with staff, call 905 546-3444 or email

Tutoring Request Form

Conversation Circles Online:

Practise English virtually in a group setting through video/audio chats. Topics are tailored to the needs of the students. Conversation Circles meet Monday 9:30-10:30am and Thursday 3-4pm.

English for Seniors Online:

Learn English online with other seniors age 55 and older, in a small class.
Classes are Monday to Thursday 9:30-11:30am.

Proof of Permanent Residency or a Protected Person status is requested in advance of participating in any Newcomer Learning Centre programs.

For more information, call the Newcomer Learning Centre at 905 546-3444 or email

Visit Newcomers Events to register or find out more.

To volunteer with Newcomers to Canada, please complete our Online Volunteer Application.