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Language

The Multicultural Centre uses the LINC Program (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) as the class curriculum. It provides basic literacy to intermediate instruction for adult immigrants and includes information that teaches students about the Canadian way of life and helps them integrate into Canadian society. All immigrants are eligible for free English classes.

The goal is to facilitate the social, cultural and economic integration of immigrants and refugees to Canada through development of English language skills. In addition, information contained in the curriculum will allow immigrants to become oriented to the local area and the Canadian way of life and guide them towards an identified career path. Such things as relevant field trips, the use of volunteers, or other activities will also enhance this language training.

LINC Home Study §

LINC Home Study is a free English language training program for eligible immigrants to Canada who cannot attend regular classes. The LINC curriculum allows students to learn about Canada and the Canadian way of life while learning English. Students study online or by correspondence and work one-on-one with a TESL certified teacher each week.

LINC Home Study is funded by Citizenship & Immigration Canada and delivered by the Centre for Education & Training through LEAD (Language Education at a Distance, in partnership with MCY.

The LINC Home Study program is open to adults who meet the following criteria:

  • Of legal school leaving age
  • Permanent residents who have not acquired Canadian citizenship OR persons approved in principle for permanent resident status OR Convention Refugees OR protected persons as defined in Section 95 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) score of at least 3 for listening and speaking and 2 for reading and writing
  • Cannot attend regular English language classes for reasons such as:
    • Work scheduling conflicts
    • Illness
    • Disability
    • Lack of child care
    • Maternity
    • Lack of transportation
    • Lack of regular LINC classes in the area

Note - You cannot attend government funded, classroom-based English language training at the same time as LINC Home Study

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