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Free English Classes for Newcomers

“Success in Canada starts with learning English”

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC Program)

Now available in-person and online

LINC is a free language training program for eligible adult learners. It is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). All our LINC instructors are TESL certified and experienced in adult education. 

We offer a supportive, friendly and welcoming learning environment where students can learn the language skills to:

  • Communicate effectively in a variety of different situations (shopping, banking, medical appointments, social interactions, landlord/tenant, emergencies, making a complaint, asking for help, etc.) and gain independence.
  • Learn about Canadian culture/society/values
  • Access the job market
  • Further upgrade their education

Eligibility

  • Age 18 or older
  • Be a Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee, Convention Refugee/ Protected Person or CUAET Permit holder (for Ukrainian citizens)
  • Persons in Canada whose applications for Permanent Resident status are being processed in Canada and who have been informed by a letter from IRCC of the initial approval of their application subject to an admissibility assessment
  • Must be physically within the province of Ontario
  • Must have a valid Language Assessment (*)

Canadian citizens, visitors, workers, international students and refugee claimants are not eligible for LINC.

* If you don’t have one we can book an appointment for you. Or you may contact YMCA / Tel. 416-925-5462 to book an appointment for the free test.

Schedule Spring 2023

ClassFormatBeginEndDaysTime
Communication / Achieve BM 2 In-person Apr 3, 2023 Jun 29, 2023 Mon to Fri 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Communication / Achieve BM 4 In-person Apr 4, 2023Jun 29, 2023 Tue/Wed/Thu 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Communication / Achieve BM 5OnlineApr 3, 2023Jun 29, 2023 Mon to Fri 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Communication / Achieve BM 7OnlineApr 3, 2023Jun 29, 2023 Mon to Fri 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Communication / Achieve BM 8OnlineApr 4, 2023Jun 29, 2023 Mon/Wed 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Communication / Achieve BM 7OnlineApr 4, 2023Jun 29, 2023 Tue/Wed/Thu 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Communication / Achieve BM 6OnlineApr 3, 2023Jun 29, 2023 Tue/Thu 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Care for Newcomer Children (CNC)

In-person care is now available

We are happy to announce that CNC in-person is back, after a two-year closure due to COVID-19 restrictions.

CNC offers a great support to newcomer families by providing care for children aged 19 months to 5 years, while their parents are attending LINC courses at the same location.

CNC is a safety-first, enriching, entertaining and culturally sensitive program focusing on the specific needs of newcomer children. Activities include learning English, playing games, arts and crafts, music, dancing and singing.

Language Instruction Giving Hope to Trauma Survivors (LIGHTS)

An alternative language program for vulnerable newcomers who have difficulty with functional communication in English and have emotional, cognitive, or academic barriers to learning English in a traditional ESL/EAL or LINC class.
We offer flexible, dynamic groups and interactive classes adapted to participants’ need.

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“The people who work for MNLCT are not only professionals, but also have a deep sense of empathy, which is very important when dealing with newcomers.”

What’s Your Story

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Help create an inclusive
& diverse Canada

Online English Conversation Practice Group

For newcomers with beginner level English

This activity is not currently offered.

Please check our website in the future, or contact us to find out when this activity will resume.

Jorge Silvestri / Program Manager
Tel:
 (647) 812-1332 ext: #5251
Email: jsilvestri@mnlct.org