KIS offers English classes to eligible clients. The program offered, called LINC, stands for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada.

It is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and is free to Permanent Residents, Refugees and Temporary Residents on their pathway to Permanent Residency.

English services

We offer three different free services depending on your needs and eligibility. 

LINC classes:

Our English LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) program offer from CLB literacy level to CLB level 8 for all adult newcomers, refugees, and settled immigrants. Visitors and Study Permit holders are not eligible. This program is suited for all levels of literacy, age groups, genders and backgrounds. It can help you meet individual language goals so you can communicate and engage in everyday life in your community, at work or school as quickly as possible. Classes are available in-person or online for CLB level 1 to 8 (subject to waitlist) pre Benchmark Level is offered only in-person.

LINC classes will help you

  • Prepare for employment, school and community engagement.
  • Make friends, networks, socialize and access support and resources.
  • Participate in field studies, workshops and community events.
  • Earn your LINC certificate after 150 hours of classes. (certificates with Listening and Speaking at a minimum Level 4 are accepted as proof of language requirement for citizenship).
 

Class Schedule:

LINC classes are offered from Monday to Thursday with childcare options.

In person:

Morning Classes:
9:00am-12:00pm – Levels: (0) – Childmind on-site for eligible participating parents.*

Afternoon Classes:
12:30pm-3:30pm – Levels: (0) – Childmind on-site for eligible participating parents.*

In person and online:

Morning Classes:
9:00am-12:00pm – Levels: (1) (4-8) – Childmind on-site for eligible participating parents.*

Afternoon Classes:
12:00pm-3:00pm – Levels: (2-3) – Childmind on-site for eligible participating parents.*

In person and online:

Night Classes:
6:00pm-8:00pm – Levels:(4-8) – Childmind not available.

5:30pm-7:30pm – Levels: (1) (2-3) – Childmind not available.

*Note: Childminding is available for eligible and participating parents who remain on-sight during their classes or while accessing services.

To register or for more information on LINC contact us at
Phone Number: (778) 470-6101 | Email: [email protected]

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