Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

Learning or improving English and/or French (the two official languages in Canada) can benefit you by improving employment opportunities, increasing self-sufficiency, and helping you to integrate and adapt.

LINC is a free taxpayer-funded language classes for most newcomers who are permanent residents of Canada. Classes range from literacy to advanced and workplace specific levels (class availability may vary by region).

These Language classes are offered in all provinces and territories. To find out the address and contact information for an assessment centre near you, please visit an immigrant serving-organization in your area.

To read more about LINC program (BC-Lower Mainland), click here.

To download LINC application form (BC-Lower Mainland), click here.




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LINC Home Study

LINC Home Study is a free English language training program for eligible newcomers to Canada who cannot attend regular classes. The LINC curriculum allows students to learn about Canada and the Canadian way of life while learning English. Students study online or by correspondence and work one-on-one with a TESL certified teacher each week.

LINC Home Study is funded by Citizenship & Immigration Canada and delivered by the Centre for Education & Training through LEAD (Language Education at a Distance).

For more information, click here.

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Upcoming Events

Tommy Douglas Library, 7311 Kingsway, , Burnaby

8111 Granville Ave, Upper Level (Classroom), Richmond
Citizenship Test Preparation (Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC))

2610 Victoria Drive (Close to Commercial Drive Skytrain Station), Vancouver

28 W Pender St., Vancouver
Citizenship Test Preparation (Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC))

Room 201– 2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver

#240B-3020 Lincoln Ave Coquitlam, BC, Coquitlam
Refugee figures at a glance

As of June 2018, there are 25.4 million refugees around the world according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) statistic. Over half of the refugees are under the age of 18 and 57% of the world refugees came from following three countries: Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan.

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Images of CANN services provided to new immigrants, including government-assisted and privately-sponsored refugees, at Vancouver International Airport.

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Contact

P.O. Box 32373, YVR Domestic Terminal R.P.O.
(3880 Grant McConachie Way)
Richmond V7B 1W2 Canada
Phone: 604-270-0077
Fax: 604-279-0091

Hours of operation:

Office: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, except statutory holiday
Kiosk: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday - Sunday, except statutory holiday

*Closing time may vary and is based on arrival trends

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