1. What is the CLIC program?
CLIC stands for Cours de Langue pour les Immigrants au Canada. This program funded by IRCC is a language learning program designed to help newcomers to Canada improve their language skills in French
2. Who is eligible to participate in the CLIC program?
- Permanent residents of Canada;
- Ukrainian nationals landed in Canada under the CUAET program;
- Persons protected under Section 95 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA);
- Refugee claimants who have received a favourable Notice of Decision.
3. What is the cost of the program?
The program is free for all participants.
4. What is the duration of the CLIC program?
The duration of the program depends on the participants’ individual language needs and progress. On average, students could spend between 6- 8 months per level.
5. How do I register for the CLIC program?
If you have the eligible status and are a resident of BC, please contact us at 604 708 5100 (1204) or email us at email@example.com to register for an assessment.
6. What is the language level required to participate in the CLIC program?
There is no language level requirement to participate in the CLIC program. The program is designed to help newcomers improve their French language skills, regardless of their current level.
7. I’m a true beginner. Do I still need to take an assessment?
Yes, all interested students go through the assessment process even if they are completely new to French.
8. I’ve recently taken the citizenship test. Am I still eligible?
You are eligible until you take the oath for citizenship. However, the assessment and the wait period to join our classes is quite long so please contact us if this applies to you.
9. I am now a Canadian citizen. Can I register for CLIC?
Unfortunately, Canadian citizens or Canadian- born individuals are not eligible to participate in the CLIC program.
10. What if I become a citizen while taking CLIC classes? Can I complete my language level?
No, as per IRCC guidelines, clients that become citizens while in the program will be exited once they become citizens.
11. What is the format of your classes at Educacentre?
We offer CLIC 1 & CLIC 2 online, on ZOOM.
CLIC 1 is offered on Tues and Thurs, from 6-9 pm
CLIC 2 is offered on Wed and Fri from 6- 9 pm
12. I am currently pursuing a LINC program. Can I join the CLIC program at the same time?
According to IRCC guidelines, participants can only take one program at a time. You can take both assessments and be on the waitlist but if you find a spot in the CLIC program, you will be required to take a break from LINC.
13. I am not a resident of BC. Can I still join your classes as they’re online?
No, our program is only open to residents of BC.
14. How long is the assessment valid?
It is currently valid for 2 years.
15. What is the format of the CLIC assessment?
It is held online, via ZOOM.
16. I am currently enrolled in a CLIC program in another province but am moving to BC. Do I have to retake the assessment?
No, the CLIC program is the same all over Canada so contact us once you arrive in BC and we will assist you.
17. Is there any financial assistance available to support participants during the CLIC program?
No, CLIC students do not receive any financial assistance.
18. Can I receive a certificate upon completing the CLIC program?
Yes, upon completing each level of the CLIC program, participants will receive a certificate of completion from IRCC. This certificate can be used to demonstrate French language proficiency for various purposes, such as applying for Canadian citizenship (CLIC 4 and above) or employment opportunities.