Ontario. Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development

Site: e-Channel

Record #: MET2290
Last Full Update: 02 Aug 2023

Contact Information

Office Phone No public telephone number
Website www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/programs/lbs.html

Agency Information

Legal Status (30) Provincial Government

Description and Service Details

Description (Service) Web-based, distance learning option for Ministry-funded Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program
Helps individuals upgrade their skills and reach goals related to:
  • Employment
  • Apprenticeship
  • Secondary school
  • Postsecondary programs
  • Personal Independence
Designated LBS service providers deliver e-Channel distance learning programs, including specialized services available to Aboriginal, Francophone and deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing adults:

Anglophone (English speakers)
Francophone (French speakers)Deaf and Hard of HearingAcademic and Career Entrance (ACE) Program -- College Sector Committee,
  • Students needing to meet admission requirements for specific apprenticeship and postsecondary programs may wish to complete the Academic & Career Entrance (ACE) Program, available at many colleges and also available online
Learners may complete training in a fully remote environment or with a combination of
online and in-person training.
Hours Not applicable
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Adults 19 years and older who are Ontario residents, and whose reading, writing and math skills are below Grade 12
  • specialized services available to Aboriginal, Francophone and deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing adults
  • Application Contact the e-channel general inquiry line for more information or visit the individual service provider websites for more information
    Deaf Learn Now -- email to set up an appointment for an assessment of ASL and written English skills * video chat available by appointment
    Languages American Sign Language, English, French, Spanish
    Fees None

    Site Information

    Located In Community Toronto
    Address & Map
    Toronto, ON
    Mailing Address Toronto, ON 
    Physical Access Not Applicable

    Categories and Classification

    HCSD Main Heading Arts / Culture ; Employment / Training ; Indigenous Peoples
    HCSD Sub Heading Academic Upgrading ; Adult Literacy ; Educational Supports ; Language Instruction
    Service Categories Adult Basic Education ; Adult Basic Education ~ Francophone Community ; Adult Basic Education ~ Hearing Loss ; Adult Basic Education ~ Indigenous Communities ; Adult Literacy Programs ; Adult Literacy Programs ~ Francophone Community ; Adult Literacy Programs ~ Hearing Loss ; Adult Literacy Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ; Distance Education ; GED/High School Equivalency Test Instruction ; Internet Information Resources ~ Literacy Issues ; Sign Language Instruction

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