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English as a Second Language

The UFCW Training Centre offers a variety of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.


Without English, it is hard to communicate outside of the home, at work or to learn about Canadian culture and to become involved in the community.

Our programs are here to help.

To register at any point during the year please call:

Winnipeg: 204-775-8329

Brandon: 1-877-775-8329

Costs to attend:

Free if you are a:

  • Refugee Claimant
  • UFCW Local 832 member in good standing or their family

$30 per semester if you are a:

  • Permanent Resident (copy of PR Card required)
  • UFCW Local 832 Retireee

$60 per semester if you are a:

  • Canadian Citizens
  • Work Visa
  • Student/Visitor Visa
  • Family member of a UFCW 832 Retiree member

Like all of our programs, our classes are open to anyone, but priority is given to UFCW members. If you are located in Brandon, we offer preparation for the Canadian Citizenship Test.

Class Schedules:

You can register at any point during the year.

Winnipeg – classes are returning in in-person learning in September 2022!

  • Saturdays – September 17 – December 17, 2022 and January 14 – June 3, 2023
    9:00 am – Noon
    12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Conversation Circle

Brandon – classes are offered in-person at our Training Centre (530 Richmond Avenue East) or online!

  • Mondays/Wednesdays: CLB level 5-8
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm In Person
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Online
  • Fridays: CLB level 3-4
    10:00 am – Noon Online
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm In Person
  • Saturdays: CLB level 5-8
    10:00 am – Noon Online
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm In Person – free babysitting provided
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