Northwestern Ontario residents have access to various programs for adult education. These programs offer a wide spectrum of courses ranging from introductory English as a Second Language, Literacy and Basic Skills programs and Adult High School Diploma courses, to career skills training and post-graduate degree programs.
Many basic skills and language courses designed to help adult students achieve a High School Equivalency Diploma are available at no charge through local school boards and in conjunction with the Independent Learning Centre, Ontario’s designated provider of distance education for elementary and secondary education. Other programs are offered through universities, colleges and private career colleges and are often available through distance education service providers like Contact North.
Ontario offers various Bridge Training programs designed to help people trained outside of Canada move quickly into the labour market. These programs are trade or profession-specific and include skills assessments, work placements, language training, learning plans to identify any added training required and preparation for license or certification exams.