LINC - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
This program is funded by the Government of Canada through Citizenship and Immigration Canada and is for adults, 18 years and older who are permanent residents and convention refugees. Refugee claimants and Canadian Citizens are not eligible for the LINC program.
The purpose of the LINC Program is to help newcomers to Canada become participating members of Canadian society as soon as possible.
The Canadian content of the LINC classes offers practical information about life in Canada, focuses on social and cultural issues and, through a variety of field trips, links learners to their community. Students in the LINC program are provided with language training and settlement skills.
Anyone wishing to join a LINC class must first undergo a language assessment that identifies the client's language and training needs. LINC clients must be assessed at:
National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
Suite 308, 240 Catherine Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 2G8
Please phone 613-238-5462 to make an appointment. The Centre refers immigrants to the appropriate LINC classes or other program providers.
The 2012/2013 LINC Program started September 4, 2012
Registration is on-going throughout the year.
NOTE: Clients must bring proof of status in Canada, proof of Ontario address and assessment papers from the YMCA-YWCA Language Assessment and Referral Centre or copies of LINC Progress Reports.
St. Patrick's Adult School
290 Nepean Street Tel: 613-594-5773
Literacy to LINC 5
Queen of the Angels Adult School
1461 Heron Road Tel: 613-731-3237
Literacy to LINC 3
St. Joseph Adult School
330 Lajoie Street Tel: 613-741-6808 or (TTY) 613-741-1218
Literacy to LINC 4
Kanata ESL Centre
180 Katimavik Road Tel: 613-271-8551
Literacy to LINC 4
Childcare available at all sites
LINC Classes for the Deaf
English and American Sign Language classes for deaf, hard of hearing and deafened adult newcomers.
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Last Updated: 2012-12-04