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Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

The LINC 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 or 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 participate in Canadian society as soon as possible. Students in the LINC program are provided with language training and settlement skills.

LINC classes offer practical information about life in Canada, including social and cultural issues. Through a variety of field trips, guest speakers and cultural events learners link to the community. 

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Registration is on-going throughout the year.
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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 St.

CLB 1 to CLB 4

Queen of the Angels

1461 Heron Rd.

Literacy to CLB 4
Kanata ESL Centre

180 Katimavik Rd.

CLB 2 to CLB 4

St. Joseph's Adult School

330 Lajoie St.
613-741-6808 or
TTY 613-741-1218

Classes for the Deaf

LINC Classes for the Deaf (St. Joseph's Adult School)
English and American Sign Language classes for deaf, hard of hearing and deafened adult newcomers.