Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

Do you need language services? We can help! 

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) is a FREE language training program funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)/Government of Canada. LINC is designed to assist immigrants in learning English.





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Yes Employment’s dedicated LINC team is here for you!

In addition to learning English language skills, students in the LINC program learn a great deal about Canadian culture with themes such as employment, education, banking, travel, transportation, and many more. LINC classes are free to eligible newcomers and offer a variety of support services to make coming to class easier.

Our goal is to help our clients feel confident, empowered, and excited about their journey in Canada.

We offer a variety of class times and Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) levels to meet your language learning needs. Whether you need to study English for work, for citizenship, to further your education, or for everyday life in Canada.

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Who is eligible?

To be eligible, you need to:

Be one of the following;

  • Permanent Residents of Canada
  • Protected Persons
  • Convention refugees
  • A person in Canada whose application for Permanent Resident status is being processed in Canada and who has been informed by a letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada of the initial approval of your application subject to an admissibility assessment (this means you have approve-in-principle)
  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Have valid proof of your Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) assessment

*Ukrainian clients under CUAET with the following documents: Work Permit, Study Permit, Visitor Record, Temporary Resident Visa, Temporary Resident Permit are currently eligible for LINC. 

LINC Class Schedule

Beginner (Daytime)

LINC – Beginner
CLB 0-2
Monday to Friday
11:30am – 2:30pm 

Beginner/Intermediate (Daytime)
Intermediate/Advanced (Daytime)
Beginner (Evening)
Beginner/Intermediate (Evening)

LINC Language Program Levels



For learners starting from scratch or with very basic knowledge of English (CLB 0-2).


Beginner/ Intermediate

For learners with some foundational knowledge aiming to improve (CLB 2-4 and CLB 3-5).


Intermediate/ Advanced 

For learners with a good grasp of English looking to advance further (CLB 5-7).


Have Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more about the LINC program.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Quick links

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Explore our website to learn more about our newcomer services. All of our services are offered in English and French.

Have more questions?

We are here to help! Contact us today.

Phone: 705-476-3234 ext. 274
E-mail: [email protected]

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What our learners are saying!

"I like my class. It's very cozy, bright, and pleasant to spend time in. I have everything I need for successful studying: a laptop, pens and pencils, notebooks. The presence of a shared kitchen is also a big plus. But most importantly, and what still amazes me, is that the program covers my bus pass. It's just fantastic! Thanks to the program, every immigrant can practice and improve their English absolutely for free. It's something to be happy about." - LINC Learner

“I appreciate this program, I have got more language practice.” - LINC Learner

“We like everything and are enjoying the program very much ! Well done instructors!” - LINC Learner

“We are happy with our teachers. They are explaining everything very well. We are noticing our progress in English.” - LINC Learner

“I am satisfied. I receive all the necessary information." - LINC Learner

“Very good learned the topic of the bank.” - LINC Learner

"My teacher conducts lessons very well, I understand everything.” - LINC Learner

“I like the teacher’s teaching style. The teacher is very patient and energetic.” - LINC Learner

“The course coordinator is incredible, always willing to help us.”



Our dedicated team of LINC instructors is committed to providing high-quality language instruction and support to newcomers to Canada. With expertise in language teaching and a passion for helping individuals integrate into Canadian society, our instructors strive to create a welcoming and inclusive learning environment.

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Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada, Instructor

For me, the most rewarding thing about teaching is seeing my learners progress. When you are a student it is difficult to pinpoint your progress, but as a teacher you mark every small improvement your students make and it makes me smile.

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Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada, Instructor

In my classroom, I strive to create a safe and inclusive environment where students can feel respected and heard. Everyone is more than welcome to share their experiences and their progress in their new language and new country. I believe the LINC program is more than just language instruction; it is a bridge between the language and the practical skills students need to navigate their new lives in Canada.

Contact us

North Bay, Ontario

Yes Employment Services

Phone: 705-476-3234
Fax: 705-476-9302
E-mail: [email protected]

149 Main Street East
North Bay , P1B 1A9

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North Bay
149 Main Street East
North Bay , P1B 1A9
Phone: 705-476-3234
Fax: 705-476-9302
E-mail: [email protected]

540 Valois Drive
Mattawa , P0H 1V0
Phone: 705-476-3234 ext 263
Fax: 705-744-3967
E-mail: [email protected]

Marten River
Phone: 705-476-3234
Fax: 705-476-9302
E-mail: [email protected]

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