Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP)

Classes are currently held virtually due to COVID19

Community Adult Literacy Program provides Free English classes for Newcomers, Citizens, Work Permit holders and Refugee Claimants aged 19+. Participants learn about the Canadian work culture such as resume writing, cover letter, job search, interview skills and work expectations. Students work and speak in pair or group activities. Daily news events, learning about the Canadian Culture and other topics of interest are part of the learning program too. One on one assistance is available from trained volunteer teachers. This program focuses on both foundation and vocational skills. Free childcare is available for students with children at our head office during session times.

Services Provided:

  • Communication Skills
  • Essential Life Skills
  • Networking and conversation practice
  • Job Search Support
  • One-on-One Support by Volunteers (if available)


  • Canadian Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • Work Permit Holder
  • Refugee Claimant
  • Low Literacy and Numeracy Skills

Classes run every Friday with continuous intake.

For more information please contact: 604-596-7722

Surrey Head Office

#205 12725 80th Avenue Surrey, BC, V3W 3A6 T: 604.596.7722 F: 604.596.7721

Free Parking Available

Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP) Kwantlen Polytechnic University (funded by Ministry of Advanced Education)