Adult & Continuing Education

Adult EducationOur mission is to serve a diverse, multicultural and multi-aged community with the highest quality of education.

The Lakehead Adult Education Centre (LAEC) offers a wide-range of high school credits in-class, through e-Learning, self-study as well as co-operative and distance education.


Secondary Credit Programming
Please click on the 2019-2020 handbook for information on all our credit programming options.

Secondary Credit Programming Fees
$30 student activity fee per academic year
$30 book deposit (if applicable)
Debit and cash only

English as a Second Language Programming
Our ESL classes contain students from all over the world. We welcome everyone to our program whose first language is neither English nor French. Classes are geared to the students’ levels and help prepare them for living and working in Canada.

Our ESL classes are a combination of virtual direct instruction and e-learning. All participants in the ESL program need to be assessed through the CLARS assessment centre before joining class. Potential students can contact Maggie at the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association at: 1-866-831-1144 to book an assessment. Once a student has been assessed, they can come and meet with the Guidance Counsellor, register, and join one of the classes.

To join the ESL class, students need to meet the following requirements:

  • First language is not English
  • 18 years of age, or older, and one of the following:
    • Canadian citizen (born outside Canada)
    • Permanent resident
    • Convention refugee
    • Refugee claimant
    • Provincial nominee
    • Canadian Experience Class participant or
    • Live-in caregiver program participant

Fee Schedule for ESL Blended Learning Classes
For students who do not meet the requirements above (eg. visitors to Canada), there is a fee schedule to attend classes. Students are required to pay $200.00 for the first 4 weeks of classes. The first week begins on the Monday after registration. This payment is non-refundable, and is due at the time of registration. After the first 4 weeks, students are required to pay $50.00 per week. Payments per week are non-refundable, and are due each Friday. There are no reductions in costs for school holidays that occur during the week. Payment in full is required regardless of a student’s attendance record.

International Heritage Language Programming
Classes are for elementary school-aged children ONLY. Registration is ongoing and takes place on-site for each of the classes.

Mondays 6:00pm to 8:30pm, beginning September 9, 2019
Algonquin Avenue School, 160 Algonquin Avenue

Mandarin Chinese
Sundays 10:00am to 12:30pm, beginning September 14, 2019
Algonuin Avenue School, 160 Algonquin Avenue

Saturdays 10:00am to 12:30pm, beginning September 15, 2019
Sherbrooke Public School, 10 Sherbrooke Street


Lakehead Adult & Continuing Education CentreLakehead Adult Education Centre
125 S. Lillie Street
Thunder Bay, ON
P7E 2A3

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807-625-5145  Toll Free: 1-877-625-5145
Fax: 807-622-5964