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Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

The Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program offers free English language classes to new immigrants. Classes range from pre-literacy to CLB 6.

As part of English language training, clients learn skills for adapting to Canadian society and success in the workplace. They also learn about their new community, services and resources, as well as knowledge of life in Canada including laws, rights and responsibilities.

Due to COVID-19, we are currently offering these classes online via ZOOM:

Morning Classes
Monday to Thursday: 9 am – 12 pm

Afternoon Classes (Foundations Level)
Monday to Thursday: 12:30–2:30 pm

Evening Classes
Tuesday to Thursday: 6:15–9 pm

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Register for free LINC classes

LINC classes are free for adult permanent residents. (Canadian citizens, temporary visitors, temporary foreign workers and refugee claimants who have not yet received a positive decision on their refugee status claim cannot take LINC classes.)

To learn more and register, please call us at 604-547-1203 or email languageprograms@dcrs.ca.

Before you can start classes, you will need a language assessment from the Surrey Language Assessment Centre.

Get your language assessment at the Surrey Language Assessment Centre

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DIVERSEcity Classroom Locations

Classes are currently virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions. Normally, DIVERSEcity offers LINC classes at two campuses located in Newton:

13455 76 Avenue, Surrey, BC

13455 76 Avenue, Surrey, BC

#1107 – 7330 137 Street, Surrey, BC

#1107 – 7330 137 Street, Surrey, BC