Many people come to Halifax each year to study. The Halifax region has many universities and colleges, and schools for children and teenagers. New residents of Halifax can find many opportunities to learn something new or to continue their education from their home country or province.
Learn English in Halifax
You can learn English as a second language in Halifax. Some schools have free English classes, or you can pay to learn English.
Halifax Public Libraries ESL Program
Get free help with your English from volunteer tutors at Halifax Public Libraries.
TESL Centre at Saint Mary’s University
St. Mary’s University has many ESL classes, from beginner lessons to university-level language skills.
ESL information from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration
If you are a recent immigrant, you may be eligible for free language training at one of the language schools in the Halifax region.
Other education opportunities in Halifax
Find more information about university, continuing education, trades, or primary-to-12 education.
Colleges and universities in the Halifax region
Resources for newcomers or international students
St. Mary’s University provides a helpful International Student Handbook to help newcomers get used to life at university in Halifax.
The Newcomer's Guide to Nova Scotia Schools [PDF] explains the school system in the province.