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Destiny Discover
(IELTS) International English Language Testing System
Program Description

Program Description

IELTS is the world's leading test of English for higher education, immigration and employment. The IELTS preparation course is for students who would like to understand the test format and learn tips and strategies to raise their score. Students can train for either General or Academic Tests in the four language skills. IELTS test results are accepted for Canadian Citizenship, Nursing and other college/university entrance requirements. The IELTS course gives students the language skills they need for work and study. Students can collect Assessments for their Canadian Language Benchmarks while pursuing their academic goals.

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More English classes

- ESL (English as a Second Langue) Day/Afternoon:
- LINC (FREE childming and FREE bus tickets available to those who qualify):
- ESL Summer:
- ESL Night:
- ESL Credit:
- Citizenship:
- TOEFL Preparation:
- IELTS Preparation:

Who May Apply

Must be 18 years or older, have immigrated to Canada, and be one of the following: Landed Immigrant; Permanent Resident; Refugee Claimant; Convention Refugee; Canadian Citizen.

Minimum Requirements:
One Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 4 and three Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Level 5 or higher


How To Register

On-going registration: Enrol any time

Step 1: Call or visit a St. Charles Campus to book an appointment for a language assessment at the Testing Centre at the YMCA.

Step 2: Bring your YMCA language assessment to any St. Charles campus. Please also bring your immigration documents and $10 consumable fee.

Step 3: You may begin attending classes immediately at any St. Charles campus offering the program.

Schedule and Locations

Ongoing registration

Fall/Winter Session
September 8, 2020 - June 25, 2021
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 3:00pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (150 East 5th location only) Starts Sept 10.

Mountain Campus
150 East 5th Street (at Brucedale)
Hamilton, Ontario L9A 2Z8
FREE Parking accessible from Brucedale Avenue
Tel: 905-577-0555 Press 5, then Press 0

Downtown Campus
45 Young Street (between James & John)
Hamilton, ON L8N 1V1
Tel: 905-577-0555 press 6


FREE for existing St. Charles students.
$10 consumables fee (Cash only) for new students.

Fees must be paid using SchoolCashOnline:

Information for Visitors to Canada


We also welcome Visitors to Canada who would like to improve their English language skills. Visitors may attend ESL, IELTS, TOEFL or Citizenship classes. Please visit any St. Charles Campus to register. Fee: $3.00 per hour

Visitor Fees
For all visitors to Canada and Canadian-born citizens
Full Time (28 hours per week): $84 per week
Part Time (15 hours per week): $45 per week

Letter of Acceptance

If you need a letter of acceptance, please provide us this information for each student:

Telephone number:
Date of Birth:
Nearest Canadian Embassy Address, Telephone number, Fax number:
Name and address of who you will be staying with:

The fee will be $480.00 in cash. If the student is accepted into Canada, the fee will be applied to the visitor fees. If the student is not accepted, we will refund the $400.00 and the $80.00 will be kept back as administration fees