LINC, Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada is a language-training program funded by the Government of Canada through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Its purpose is to provide free language instruction in one of Canada’s official languages to adult immigrants so that they may acquire the necessary language skills to integrate into Canadian society.
The LINC program is free of charge if you are an adult immigrant, 18 years of age and over, and are a Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee.
To register for classes, you must first complete a language assessment. To book your language assessment, contact the CCS LINC Supervisor at (905) 584-2300 ext. 257. This confirms your eligibility and determines your current language proficiency. After the assessment, you will be placed into classes, if space allows, or placed onto the CCS LINC waiting list.
LINC classes at CCS offer free childcare services for children aged 18 months to 4 years old (if space allows).
LINC classes at CCS offer free transportation services to eligible clients.
Free LINC Levels 1 to 7 are offered during the day:
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
* Class times are subject to change.
Please contact the CCS LINC Supervisor at (905) 584-2300 ext. 257 for the most up-to-date class times.
Upon completion of your language assessment you will be placed into classes, if space allows, or placed onto the CCS waiting list. When a class space opens up you will be contacted by staff in the LINC program for placement into the appropriate class.
If you are a Canadian Citizen but would like to learn English please contact CCS at (905) 584-2300 ext. 257 to find out about other language programs at CCS and in Caledon.