Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the program take?
Program are individualized to meet your specific needs, so program length will be different for each student.
What type of classroom structure is it? (independent, group work, instructor led etc.)
Although we have a classroom setting, the structure is different from traditional high school. Because the instructor is tailoring the program to suit your needs, you will see a mix of small group work, one-on-one instruction, computer-assisted learning, and full group instruction.
What if I am really bad at math?
Don’t worry! Many of our students enter the program with low math scores. The instructors will assess where you are in math and work one-on-one in a small group setting to help you improve. Many students are amazed at how quickly they gain confidence.
What are the hours and do I have to come every day?
We offer full days, as well as part-time mornings or afternoons.
- Full-time hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Morning classes run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
- Afternoon classes run from 12:20 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
All our programs run from Monday to Friday. You need to attend each day.
How do I register for the program?
Before you register for one of our programs, you will need to book an Intake assessment appointment with our Student Engagement Coordinator.
Here is what you can expect at your appointment:
- a one-on-one information session to talk about your goals
- help exploring the prerequisites of your goal, whether you are interested in the GED, college, skills training, apprenticeship, or employment
- an academic and skills assessment to determine your upgrading and skills training needs
- assistance in determining the shortest, most effective route to attaining your goal
Does my source of income matter?
Our programs are FREE for all eligible students. Your source of income does not matter.
How much does the program cost?
We are part of Employment Ontario and funded by the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, Immigration,Training and Skills Development. Our programs are FREE to eligible students.
- 19 years of age and over
- resident of Ontario
- attained a CLBA 6 in Speaking and Listening (if English is a second language)
- have a valid Social Insurance Number
- successfully complete an Intake Assessment
Do you offer virtual learning?
Currently all PALC programs are being delivered in-person. Virtual classes are not being offered at this time.