70% of newcomers of Canada report having a native language other than English or French. New immigrants stated that learning an official language was the second most difficult barrier to overcome after their move to Canada.
According to Statistics Canada, regardless of someone’s level of education, people who have less knowledge of the English language are more likely to struggle to find employment. And when they do, they make 45% less on average than their native English-speaking counterparts.
Many Canadian colleges and universities have language test requirements for students with English as a second language. The language barrier also prevents students from pursuing their chosen form of education. This makes it easy for students to fall behind when they don’t understand the language they’re being taught in.
We offer students different seminars where they can learn how to overcome this barrier. We also have different types of clubs and events based on the interests of youth where they can safely express themselves and improve their communication skills win English.