South Shore English as an Additional Language (SSEAL)


South Shore English as an Additional Language (SSEAL), funded by the Province of Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia Office of Immigration) provides newcomers on the South Shore (Lunenburg and Queens counties) with free English language training. The English classes allow newcomers to develop their oral and written English communication skills by exploring personally relevant themes. Please explore our program options below.

SSEAL Programs

Full Time

The SSEAL Full Time program consists of 14 hours of instruction each week. Classes are held Mondays to Thursday from 9am – 12:30pm at the Eurocentres campus, 18 King Street in Lunenburg.

Part Time

Students can also take advantage of the SSEAL Part Time program in Bridgewater. This is an ideal program for students who are not able to attend the Full Time program in Lunenburg.


If you are interested in registering, please send the completed Registration Form to the SSEAL Program Coordinator at [email protected]

Useful Links and Services for Newcomers


Second Story Women’s Centre


South Shore Islamic Association Mosque
P.O. Box 126
Mahone Bay, N.S.
B0J 2E0

South Shore Shambhala Meditation Center
45 School Street
Mahone Bay, N.S.
B0J 2E0

Various Christian Churches – ask Eurocentres Atlantic Canada Student Services for your specific denomination

Eligibility Criteria

To check if you may be eligible for SSEAL, refer to the table below.

Eligible Category Proof Required
Permanent Residents of Canada Permanent Resident Card (or paper)
 Protected Persons  Notification letter from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada noting their protected status is conferred
Canadian Citizens born outside Canada Citizenship Card or Canadian Passport
Individuals Awaiting Statutory Checks A letter from Citizenship and Immigration indicating that individuals are awaiting statutory CIC checks
Nova Scotia Nominees Letter of nomination from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration
 PR Applicants with Work Permit Valid temporary or post graduate work permit AND a letter from NS Office of Immigration confirming the receipt of the application, OR a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada confirming the application



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