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What are LINC Classes? In our classes you will 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.
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, or call 604.936.4261 for more information.
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 received a 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).
LINC Assessment and Referral Centre - Surrey
202-7337 137th St
Surrey, BC V3W 1A4
Phone: (604) 507-4150
Western ESL Services – Commercial Dr.
208-525 Commercial Dr
Vancouver, BC V5N 4C1
Phone: (604) 876-5756
New To Canada?
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) is a FREE English Language program* that will help you get settled in your new home.
*Please note: LINC is available to permanent residents of Canada and refugees seventeen years of age or older. Canadian citizens and visitors are ineligible.
Literacy and Career Facilitation
Onsite childminding is offered for students attending daytime LINC classes.
LINC Digital Literacy Lab
We look forward to being able to help you learn English and learn more about Canada and Canadian life.
Jo-Ann Dykstra, LINC Coordinator