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We have two English Language Learning Opportunities for you.

Literacy Foundations classes are TUITION-FREE for all students who:
- Are 17 years of age or older*
- Are resident in B.C.
- Are Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, Refugees (including GAR), or have a valid Work Permit
*Students attending secondary schools can also take Literacy Foundations courses.

International Students may take Literacy Foundations classes for a fee of $800 - Please call 604.936.4261 to register.

All students must complete an English language assessment prior to registering for classes.

Click here for Foundations English Language Assessment & Registration Information.

Are You A Newcomer to Canada? LINC might be for you!

What are LINC Classes?

LINC classes will help you improve your English skills. 

You will also learn about Canadian laws, health care, Canadian society, the job market and many other things that are important for a successful life in Canada.

In upper LINC levels you will become more prepared to qualify for training or employment.  To work in Canada, you may need to take classes beyond LINC in order to work in your particular field.

Students who complete LINC 8 may wish to take high school credit classes or Business, Careers & Job Skills classes.

Click here for more information about our LINC classes and how to register.

Who Can Take LINC Classes?

Newcomers to Canada 17 years or age or older and approved for permanent residence. 
All LINC classes are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.  Canadian citizens, temporary visitors, temporary foreign workers and refugee claimants who have not yet receiveda positive decision on their refugee status claim cannot take LINC classes. You must have at least one of the following documents:

  • Permanent Resident Card (PRC)
  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence (form IMM5292)
  • Record of Landing (form IMM1000 - issued prior to June 2002)
  • Notice of Decision from the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) confirming convention refugee status
  • Letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) giving approval to remain in Canada while application for permanent residence is being finalized (Approval in Principle Letter)

How do I Apply?

Please call the Surrey or Vancouver Test Centre or pick up an application form from Montgomery Centre.  Click for map.

Free Childminding

Daytime LINC classes at Montgomery Centre and Vanier Centre offer free high quality child minding for children 2 - 5 years of age.  Space is limited.

Click here for more information about our LINC classes and how to register.

Class Locations & Registration Times

Montgomery Centre and Vanier Centre:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Please call 604.936.4261 for more information.





LITERACY FOUNDATIONS REGISTRATION & ASSESSMENT INFORMATION

Note:  If you have taken a Foundations course with us in the past year you do not require a new assessment and can register for new courses by calling us at 604.936.4261 during regular business hours.

If you are a new student or it has been over a year since you have taken a class with us you will require an English language assessment.

To register for an English language assessment appointment, you MUST have a profile in our system.  Please click here to create a profile.

The English language assessment fee is $35 and this can be paid online when you register for your appointment.  If you are unable to pay online, you may pay during your assessment appointment.  As part of our COVID-19 precautions, we ask that you do not pay in cash, if possible.  We can accept debit or credit cards. 

If you have assessment information from another centre, there is a $15 documentation fee to review your documents.  If you have assessment information from another centre, please call 604.936.4261 for assistance.

NEW STUDENTS (or students who took a course with us more than a year ago)
Our Foundations Assessment & Registration Evening is at Montgomery Centre . 
Due to COVID-19, we are booking appointments in advance.  No Walk-ins.

September 2, 3:  Appointments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on both days.
September 10, 17, 24: Appointments will be available from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before your appointment start time.  If you are late you may need to reschedule your assessment.

Appointment bookings will be available at 6:00 a.m., Friday, July 10th. 
You will need a profile to register for your appointment - If you do not have a profile, please click here to create one.  Call us at 604.936.4261 if you need help.
Please click here for the list of appointment options.


Please arrive at Montgomery Centre a few minutes before your appointment time to ensure you have a parking space.  As part of our COVID-19 precautions, only those with appointments are permitted to enter the gym.  If you require help to register for a class, you may bring one person to assist.  No young children are permitted in the gym during the assessment.  Meet near the blue tent to enter the gym.
 
To Create a STUDENT PROFILE you will need to provide documentation.  This can be provided online or you can book an appointment to show documents.  You will receive an e-mail asking you to submit documents to ceaccounts@sd43.bc.ca.  Please call 604.936.4261 to make an appointment if you are unable to provide the documentation online.  

*Photo Identification (BC Driver's License, BCID, BC Services Card, or Canadian Passport)
*Proof of Citizenship or Immigration Status in Canada (Canadian Birth Certificate, Passport, Citizenship Card, Work/Study Permit, Refugee documents, or Indian Status Card)
*Proof of Current BC Residency/Address (TWO of BC Driver's License, BCID, Income Tax Statement, Tenancy Agreement, Mortgage/Property Purchase Documents, or Utility Bills, etc.)
Students under 19 years of age MUST have a parent's documentation in order to create an account

 
International Students may take Literacy Foundations courses for a fee - Please call 604.936.4261 to register.