LINC - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

CREDENTIAL: Statement of Completion

Learn English from beginner to intermediate levels (Canadian Language Benchmark Levels 1- 8) while gaining knowledge about community resources for newcomers to Canada.

Tuition: 0*
Credential: Statement of Completion
Hours: Part-time
Delivery: Class-based and Online
Program Flyer: Download
Campus: Broadway Broadway
Start Dates: Jan, May, Sep

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Admission requirements


  • LINC stands for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada. LINC is an immigrant settlement service provided through the National Settlement Program. It is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and tuition is free for eligible participants.
  • This program is available to permanent residents of Canada and Convention refugees who are 17 years of age or older. See ESL program options for domestic students by visiting English as a Second Language. See English Language requirements for international students by visiting VCC International.
  • Potential LINC students must have their language ability assessed using The Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT). This test can be done at specific locations in Metro Vancouver.

    For people living in Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Richmond, South Delta, Burnaby or New Westminster, apply to:

    Vancouver Language Assessment Centre
    LINC Assessment and Referral Centre
    208-2525 Commercial Drive
    Vancouver, B.C. V5N 4C1

    Phone: 604.876.5756
    Fax: 604.876.0134

    For people living in Surrey, North Delta, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge or the Fraser Valley, apply to:

    Surrey Language Assessment Centre
    LINC Assessment and Referral Centre
    202-7337 137 Street
    Surrey, B.C., V3W 1A4

    Phone: 604.507.4150
    Fax: 604.507.4155
  • Once you have your CLBPT results, you can send them by email to


  • Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous are strongly encouraged to connect with VCC’s university transfer team to learn more about VCC’s Indigenous Enrolment policy, application preparation/completion, program advising, and a range of other individualized services.
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts and other documents as required by their course or program. Seats are offered to eligible applicants with completed applications, in order of application completion date (except for programs with competitive admissions). A complete application includes an application form, evidence of educational pre-requisites (e.g. transcripts), any required supporting documents (e.g. language proficiency, audition video), and the required deposit or fee payment. If you do not meet the requirements for the term applied, your application may be cancelled.

Missing prerequisites? Learn more about VCC's tuition-free academic upgrading or English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, or discover which university transfer options are right for you.

Courses *

LINC 0601H LINC 1 Half Time 0
LINC 0602H LINC 2 Half Time 0
LINC 0603H LINC 3 Half Time 0
LINC 0604H LINC 4 Half Time 0
LINC 0605H LINC 5 Half Time 0
LINC 0606H LINC 6 Half Time 0
LINC 0607H LINC 7 Half Time 0
LINC 0608H LINC 8 Half Time 0
LINC 0613 LINC 3-5 Employment Skills 0
LINC 0616 LINC 6-8 Employment Skills 0

Fees and other costs *

Tuition Deposit

0 (0 non-refundable)

Tution deposits are payable usually within two (2) weeks after a Letter of Offer is issued.

Fee descriptionFee AmountNotes
Application fee0
Tuition Tuition 0
Student union69 per term
College initiative0 per course
Materials0 not including textbooks
Campus resource0
Tools (deposit)0
Coverall (deposit)0
Uniform (deposit)0
Medical and Dental 0
Temporary Medical Insurance 0
U-PASS 46 per month
subject to eligibility
Program-specific extra fees0

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