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LINC classes are free and available to every adult in your family, not just those looking for work.

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

Once you arrive in Peel Region and wish to learn English, you can apply to take the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) class. LINC classes are free and available for every adult in your family, not just the person who may be looking for work.

Language Instructions for Newcomers to CanadaThese classes are offered at various locations throughout Peel Region by community based organizations, ethno-specific organizations, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and Sheridan College.

These classes:

Canadian citizens and refugee claimants are not eligible for LINC.

LINC classes locations

LINC home study

This is a free language training program for newcomers to Canada who cannot attend classroom programs due to a number of reasons. You can study in your home and have contact with a teacher every week.

To qualify for the LINC Home Study program, you must:

It is important to note that Canadian citizens and refugee claimants are not eligible for LINC.

Where to have your current English skills assessed

To have your current English language skills tested before starting a LINC class, contact the nearest Peel Language Assessment Centre to book an appointment.

A language assessment is not a pass-fail test. It is a way to find out which class would benefit you the most.

After your assessment, you will receive information about when and where to register and what school you will attend.

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