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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:

Virtual Conversation Group

April 12 – May 31, 2022

Introduction to Computers

March 28 – May 6, 2022

Intro to Customer Service

May 16 – June 24, 2022

Home Support Worker

February 28 – June 24, 2022

Custodial Skills Training

Watch the Custodial Skills Training Video

Conversation Group

April 11 – June 13, 2022

Computer Class – Intermediate

April 4 – May 13, 2022

Preparation for School Bus Driver Training

March 28 – April 29, 2022

Communicate with Confidence

January 31 – March 9, 2022


  • 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.