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Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

Free English classes for immigrants and permanent residents new to Canada in Toronto

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What you can expect from LINC

  • Part-time and full-time classes are available year-round.
  • Some locations offer evening classes.
  • We offer classes in different language levels – from beginner to high-intermediate.
  • All locations provide Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) for kids aged 19 months to 6 years old. Parents can attend classes while we mind your children.
  • All locations are accessible by TTC. In some cases, some learners can even qualify for public transportation assistance.

Watch the video below. Listen to what our learners have to say about the LINC program.

Is LINC right for you?

This program is right for you if you are:

  • a landed immigrant (not a Canadian citizen or visitor)
  • or a convention refugee (not a refugee claimant)
  • are 18 years old or older

Citizenship Preparation Classes

  Start Date End Date
Term 1 Oct 8, 2024 Nov 28, 2024
Term 2 Jan 14, 2025 Mar 6, 2025



Summer 2024 Classes

Location Day(s) Time(s) Start Date End Date
In- person CENTREPOINT LINC CNC and School Age program CLB 1/2, 3 & 4 Mon-Fri 9am-2:30pm July 8, 2024 July 26, 2024
In-person KENNEDY LINC CNC and School Age program CLB 1 to 5 & 6/7 Mon-Fri 9am-2:30pm July 8, 2024 July 26, 2024
In-person OVERLEA LINC CLB 1/2, 3/4 & 5/6 Mon-Fri 9am-2:30pm July 8, 2024 July 26, 2024
In-person REXDALE LINC CLB 1/2 & 3/4 Mon-Fri 9am-2:30pm July 8, 2024 July 26, 2024
VIRTUAL CENTREPOINT LINC CLB 7/8 Mon-Fri 9-11:30am July 8, 2024 July 26, 2024
VIRTUAL KENNEDY LINC CLB 5/6 Mon-Fri 9-11:30am July 8, 2024 July 26, 2024

To sign up, fill out the form below.

How to register for LINC’s free English classes in Toronto

You must meet with a program counsellor for an assessment first. They’ll help you pick the right class.

To get started, scroll down to fill out the form below or call/visit one of the TDSB LINC locations near you. You can also contact YMCA Assessment Centre at 416-925-5462 (LINC) to start the assessment.

Please see the Notice of Information Collection at the bottom of this page.

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Notice of Information Collection:

Notice of Collection and Use of Personal Information: Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of sections 58(5), 169.1-173 and 189 of the Education Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.E.2 and will be used to plan, administer, deliver and promote the Toronto District School Board (“TDSB”) Community Services programs and initiatives, as well as for statistical purposes. This information is retained in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M56 and will be shared with authorized TDSB staff and the TDSB authorized service provider(s) in order to administer the above purposes. Questions about this collection should be directed to Toula Germanakos, TDSB Community Services Coordinator at, or at 5050 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 5N8.