New Canadians

Station for Newcomers to Canada

On March 2024, the Cold Lake Public Library  received a $10,000 Grant awarded by the Government of Alberta to support the initiative of providing services for new Canadians to build skills  to succeed and thrive.  Now, the South Branch of the Library has a Station for newcomers  with a variety of helpful resources including tools to improve language skills, resources to prepare for their citizenship test and learn more about Canada. 

There is also available a computer station equipped for video calls, taking courses, attend meetings and interviews on-line,  home resources, and more. 

We invite our community members who are new to Canada to visit our new station located at the South Branch, our friendly staff will be ready to assist them and show them all the resources available. 

Our Literacy Materials and Support

Our Literacy Materials and Support

Easy to read fiction

Books to study for the General Education Development (GED) test

Space for tutors and students

Library tours

Free WI-FI and internet access

Databases which access hundreds of newspapers from around the world


Learn World Languages

Cold Lake Community Learning Centre offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. 


Pronunciator: with your Library card, access language software from home. Learn over 80 different languages including Russian, French, Greek, Japanese, and Italian. 


Adult Literacy Websites

ABC Life Literacy Canada

Exam English: free practice tests for TOEFL, TOEIC, PET, FCE. and CAE


Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms


Employment Resources and Useful Links

Infomall: lists jobs and housing available in Cold Lake and the surrounding areas. 


Database of Local Organizations