English as a Second Language

We offer a variety of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at our Training Centres in Winnipeg and Brandon.

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Course Info

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.

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 and free childcare during specified classes.

Our programs are here to help.

2023/2024 Classes


2nd Floor, 880 Portage Avenue
September 16, 2023 – December 23, 2023



530 Richmond Avenue East
July 23, 2023 – January 24, 2024

You can join at any time of the year if there is space.


  • 9:00 am – Noon
    In class
  • 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Conversation Circle – all registered students are welcome to join

There will be no classes on September 30, October 7 and November 11.


  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    In class level 5-8
  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Online level 5-8


  • 10:00 am – Noon
    Online level 3-4
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    In class level 2-4


  • 10:00 am – Noon
    Online level 5-8
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    In class level 5-8
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    In class level 1-4

Fees & Registration


Free for UFCW Local 832 members and their families, and refugee claimants.

$30/semester for permanent residents (copy of PR Card required) and UFCW Local 832 retirees.

$60/semester for everyone else.


Winnipeg: Classes are now FULL. To be put on a waitlist, please send an email that must include:

  • Full name
  • Phone number
  • Whether you’re a UFCW 832 member or not
  • If member, place of work
  • In the email please mention that it is the ESL Winnipeg Program you are interested in.
  • When we have you on the waitlist and a spot becomes available, you will be contacted in the same order we received your email, with priority given to Local 832 members.