What is LINC?

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada, or LINC, is a program funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, which offers FREE language training across the country for permanent residents.

LINC facilitates the integration of immigrants into Canadian culture and society by providing basic to advanced language training based on themes. It includes social, cultural and economic information. Students will be exposed to basic and advanced topics related to Canada and the Canadian way of life, while learning English at the same time. The purpose of the LINC program is to help newcomers become participating members of Canadian society as soon as possible.


Once assessed, and placed with a class, FREE childminding is available to LINC students. Childminding spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.

Childminding starts at the age of six (6) months at most sites. Please register your child(ren). Follow the links for each site (agency) for more information.

LINC Home Study

Home Study is available to eligible clients who cannot attend the LINC classroom program.


Transportation assistance can be available for those who qualify.

Language Assessment & Resource Centre | LINC - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada