Services en immigration

LINC stands for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada. At Collège Educacentre, LINC provides basic level English training for adult immigrants to Vancouver.

Government-funded, classes are free to students and focus on basic conversation, writing and reading. The aim is to convey essential knowledge for a newcomer: health care, housing, employment, banking, legal and political system, as well as other aspects of Canadian society. LINC also allows students to acquire basic language skills that will facilitate job search and integration. LINC classes regularly connect with the community through field trips and local speakers.

Program Description

The LINC program at Collège Educacentre is currently offered at CLB levels  3, 4, 5 and 6 at our Vancouver campus, and at levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in Surrey.

Taking part in the LINC program at Educacentre also allows students to access free settlement services and a variety of programs in French.

Programme offered in Vancouver and Surrey

Where and When?

Following provincial guidelines, our campuses are currently closed for the general public and LINC classes are temporarily conducted online (regular Zoom meetings + remote activities). Participating learners should ideally have access to a computer and a Wifi connection at home. Please contact the LINC Coordinator for details.

Courses are offered in Surrey:
301-7380 King George Boulevard
Surrey, V3W 5A5
4 times a week, Mondays to Thursdays, from 9.30am to 12.30pm

and in Vancouver:
842 Thurlow Street (3rd floor)
4 times a week, Mondays to Thursdays, from 9.30am to 12.30pm

Information and registration :
Contact Christophe Carillon, the Program Coordinator at 604.708.5100 ext 1502 or by email:

Download  the LINC information Brochure as well as our information sheet for Vancouver or Surrey.

If you have been placed at level LINC 5 or above, you can also enrol in our “LINC to Work” program, focusing on English for employment. Click here for more information..


    • Permanent Residents of Canada
    • Protected Persons as defined in Section 95 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act Individuals
    • When classes are full, priority is given to French speaking clients or those affiliated with the francophone community.

How to register ?

First, you will need to take a free placement test to determine your level in English.

Fill out and print this registration form, and bring it in person to one of these two assessments centres to book an appointment for your test: Vancouver Language Assessment Centre or Surrey Assessment Services (locations are indicated below). Don’t forget to bring with you the original document showing your status in Canada.

Once you receive your results, you will be able to register for the LINC program. Contact the LINC Coordinator, who will guide you through the process.


Collège Éducacentre
842, Thurlow St
Vancouver, BC  V6E 1W2
Tel: 604-708-5100

Toll Free 1-800-747-4825

Assessment centres:

For the residents of Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Richmond, South Delta, Burnaby or New Westminster, please contact:

Vancouver Language Assessment Centre
LINC Assessment and Referral Centre
#208 – 2525 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4C1
Tel (604) 876-5756 Fax (604) 876-0134

For the residents of Surrey, North Delta, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge or the Fraser Valley, please contact:

Surrey Language Assessment Centre
LINC Assessment and Referral Centre
#202 – 7337 137th Street
Surrey, BC V3W 1A4
Tel (604) 507-4150 Fax (604) 507-4155

Découvrez le programme LINC en vidéo!



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