The EDGE ESL program is funded by IRCC – Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada. EDGE ESL is a part-time LINC – Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada program that follows the Canadian Language Benchmarks guidelines.

The program provides English classes to newcomer adults. It is designed to help adults learn and improve their English in the skill areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.


Through the ESL program newcomers learn the language needed for settlement. EDGE ESL is ideal for newcomers with preschool-age children and for those who are working part-time or shift work and cannot attend full-time English classes.

We offer Care for Newcomer Children for children between the ages of 19 months and 5 years (before Kindergarten)

The program follows the school calendar and runs from mid-September to mid-June with a three week break in December and one week in the spring. Class levels range from Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 1-5. Morning Classes are for CLB 3-5, and run Monday to Friday, from 9 – 11:30 a.m. Afternoon classes are for CLB Literacy – CLB 3 and run Monday to Friday, from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Eligible participants:

• Newcomers to Canada
• Permanent Residents and Refugees
• Reside in the St. Vital and St Boniface areas
• Have a need for part-time day classes (cannot attend full-day classes due to work or family obligations)

To join a class, call Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre (WELARC) at 204-943-5387 or go to their website at WELARC for information on assessment and referral.

Toula @
204-255-5390 or
Email: toula@edgeinc.ca

Rene Deleurme Centre
511 St. Anne’s Road
Winnipeg, MB, R2M 3E5