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Learn English - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

 LINC Program Information

LINC classes offer a broad range of activities to improve the learners’ skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing for everyday living.
We offer free, morning, afternoon, and/or evening language instruction classes for eligible adult immigrants.
The learner will be introduced to vocabulary needed to practice and perform everyday tasks.  English grammar will be taught according to the learner's language benchmarks. 
Learners will have an opportunity to learn English in the classroom and in the computer lab.
Classes are available in both our Oshawa and Pickering locations and have continuous enrolment so you can start any time.
Eligible adults may qualify for free child care while attending LINC classes and may also qualify for limited transportation assistance.

 LINC Eligibility

To be eligible you must:
  • Be 18 years of age or older and one of the following:
      • Be a Permanent Resident of Canada
      • Be a Convention refugee
      • Be a person in Canada in the process of becoming a Permanent Resident with a letter of Confirmation of Permanent Residence
      • Take a language assessment test at a Language Assessment Centre
You are not eligible for LINC if you are a:
  • Canadian citizen
  • Refugee claimant
  • Temporary resident (such as foreign student, foreign worker or visitor)​

 Program Locations



​E. A. Lovell School
120 Centre St. S.
Oshawa, ON
(Beside the McLaughlin Library)


Durham Continuing Education
1400 Bayly St., Unit 1
Pickering, ON
(Beside the Pickering GO Station)

 Port Perry

Port Perry HS
160 Rosa St.
Port Perry, ON
L9L 1L7

 September Daytime Classes

​​ Oshawa​ Pickering​
Registration Dates:​ Ongoing Sept. 4, 5 6, 2018
​Registration Times: ​9:00 am - 12:00 pm ​9:00 am - 12:00 pm
In Class Days:​ ​Monday to Friday ​Monday to Friday
In Class Times:​ ​8:30 am - 3:00 pm ​8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Classes Begin:​ Sept. 10, 2018 ​Sept. 10, 2018

 Night School

Oshawa Pickering​​Port Perry
Registration Dates:​ Monday Evenings Tuesday Evenings​Tuesday Daytime
(in Oshawa​)
Registration Times:​ ​6:00 pm - 9:00 pm ​6:00 pm - 9:00 pm9:00 am - 12:00 pm
​In Class Days: ​Tuesday & Thursday Evenings ​Monday & Wednesday EveningsTuesday, Wednesday & Thursday​
​In Class Times: ​6:30 pm - 9:30 pm ​6:30 pm - 9:30 pm6:30 pm - 9:30 pm​
Classes Begin:​ ​Sept. 10, 2018 ​Sept. 11, 2018