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ESL and LINC

To attend fully online classes please check the Technical Requirements before registering.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

These courses range from CLB 1 to CLB 8 and address the needs of learners who want to improve or perfect their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Eligibility

Naturalized Canadian citizens, permanent residents, refugee claimants and convention refugees whose first language is not English, 18 years or older, or those admitted as domestic workers under the Live-in Caregiver program.

English as a Second Language (ESL) is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD).

All Ukrainian temporary residents and their dependents in Canada are deemed eligible persons for our programs until March 31, 2023.

LINC (Language Instruction to Newcomers to Canada)

LINC courses help learners achieve English proficiency (CLB levels 1-8) and offer practical information about life and culture in Canada.

Eligibility

Permanent residents and convention refugees, 18 years or older. (LINC courses are not open to Naturalized Canadian citizens and refugee claimants).

Support Services

Our program offers LINC transportation assistance for eligible clients.

Some locations offer free LINC Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) for children (19 months to 72 months old) of parents or legal guardians attending daytime classes in the same building.

All of our childcare staff are qualified Early Childhood Educators. Please visit each Adult Education Program CNC Sites profile​ for further information such as age groups, address and telephone number.

Language Instructions to Newcomers to Canada (LINC) is funded by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada.