Programs at CIES are divided into 3 departments.
We offer four different levels of classes (literacy, pre-basic, basic, intermediate, and advanced) with a variety of schedules. Learn in-class or online with the freedom to balance your family needs or work schedule. Read More
Employment / Training
Our employment-related programs are built to help clients develop the fundamental skills needed for the Canadian job market, as well as keep up in the ever-changing world. Learn the essentials of finding a job, using a computer, financial management, and more. Read More
Sometimes you need help figuring out where to go, what to do, and who to speak with. These community-building projects help newcomers navigate the maze of services in Calgary. Read More
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“LINC Home Study gives you flexibility to have a full time job, a social life and study English at the same time”.- Simina – LINC Home Study Student
“With a renewed hope for my passion and a possible path in the Computer Sciences I know that I will never forget the favor that CIES and United Way have created for me”.- Jeremiah – Clerical Training Student
(I) didn’t know the importance of thank you at job interviews and after being taught at CIES I got a job by a simple thank you. I want to encourage CIES to keep up with the good works as they are really helping the immigrants to find their feet in the society.- Udoka – EST Student