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“Now I can read, I can communicate and I can use technology… and so the program really really helps me a lot!”

Former student of the ALSD program

The Adult Learning & Skills Development program:

  • Prepares you for high school credit programs and Advanced education and employment 
  • Develop your reading, writing and math skills
  • Learn and upgrade your basic computer and technology skills
  • Improve your interpersonal communication skills
  • Increase your confidence in daily tasks, finances and community involvement

The program is free for Ontario residents over 19 years of age. For individuals whose first language is not English, a CLB 5 (in Speaking/Listening) is required for entry.

The collection of a Social Insurance Number (SIN) is mandatory to register with this Employment Ontario program.  Employment Ontario programs are free because of funding from the Government of Canada.  The Government of Canada uses SIN information to decide if you are eligible for our program.

Employment Training Programs:

Computer Bootcamp

March 25 – June 27, 2024

VIRTUAL Custodial Skills Training

March 25 – May 17, 2024

VIRTUAL Academic Upgrading

September 11 – June 27, 2024 (Registration is on-going)

Resume Booster – Certificates for Success

March 25 – June 27, 2024

Academic Upgrading

September 11 – June 27, 2024 (Registration is on-going)


  • St. Nicholas Adult High School – West Campus, 893 Admiral Avenue

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.