Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program

The Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program provides free basic French and English language courses to adult permanent residents.

Delivered by: Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)

Application Information

  • Individuals who wish to participate in a course must first contact the nearest LINC assessment centre or immigrant services organization for an assessment of their language training needs and a referral to LINC course providers in their community.

Contact Information

  • General Inquiries: 1-888-242-2100
  • TTY: 1-888-576-8502

Related Information

  • The governments of British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec (available in French only) are responsible for the development and delivery of settlement and integration programs in their own province.