Learn English at home for free!

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) is an English language training program funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). LINC Home Study Canada provides free distance education for eligible newcomers who cannot attend LINC classes in person in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

To be successful in the program, you need at least 5 hours to study independently each week. You can choose to study either online (computer with internet access) or by correspondence (books and CDs). TESL-certified instructors are available for weekly one-on-one classes by telephone or VoIP. Your instructor will tailor your learning plan based on your needs and provide you with ongoing support. Regular feedback will be provided on your learning progress.

To be referred to the LINC Home Study program, you must first book an appointment at a Language Assessment Centre to test your English language skills and confirm your eligibility. LINC Home Study will gather more information to complete your registration after your referral. You will be placed on a waitlist until space becomes available. When it is time for you to start the program, your instructor will contact you by phone or email.

Visit our website www.linchsnational.ca

funded by immigration refugees and citizenship canada

  • Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee
  • Of legal school leaving age within province or territory of residence
  • Unable to attend LINC classes in person
  • A minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 3 for Listening and Speaking and a score of 2 for Reading and Writing
Contact Us

Southern Alberta Language Assessment Services (SALAS)

315 – 530 Eighth Street South Lethbridge, AB T1J 2J8 Canada

Calgary Language Assessment & Referral Centre (C-LARC)

1401, 910-7th Avenue South West Calgary, AB T2P 3N8 Canada

Karen Ziemann Consulting

1657-31st Street South East Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8J9 Canada


202-5000 Gaetz Ave. Red Deer, AB T4N 6C2 Canada

Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society

101 – 319 Selby Street Nanaimo, BC V9R 2R4 Canada

Cowichan Valley Intercultural and Immigrant Aid Society

321 St. Julian Street Duncan, BC V9L 3S5 Canada

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