What Is LINC?

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) is an immigrant settlement services provided through the National Settlement Program.  It is funded by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Tuition is free for eligible participants, and the courses provide basic to intermediate level English training for adult newcomers to Canada.

Who Can Take LINC?

This program is available to permanent residents of Canada and Convention refugees who are 17 years of age or older.  Potential LINC students must have their language ability assessed using the Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT).  This test can be done at specific locations in Metro Vancouver.

For people living in Surrey, North Delta, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge or the Fraser Valley, apply to:

Surrey Language Assessment Centre
LINC Assessment and Referral Centre
202-7337 137 Street
Surrey, B.C. V3W 1A4
Phone: 604-507-4150

What Would I Learn?

You would learn English to help you with all your communication needs.  You will learn about Canadian laws, health care, job market, society and many things that are important for life in Canada.  At the higher LINC levels you can prepare for further studies in English or raise your English level to qualify for training/employment. To work in Canada in your field or occupation, you may need to learn more English after the LINC class ends.

Class Schedule

Mornings: 9am-12pm

LINC Pre.Lit
LINC Literacy/1
LINC 3/4

ALL DAY: 9am-2pm

LINC 4/5


Afternoons: 12:30-2:30pm

LINC Literacy/1
LINC 4/5

Evenings: 6:30pm-9:30pm

LINC Pre-Lit
LINC Literacy/1
LINC 5/6

To register, please come to Delta Community College in person