Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

Agency: Adult and Continuing Education, Burnaby School District 41

Program Description:

The LINC program is the starting point for students whose first language is not English. LINC courses focus on vocabulary development, grammar, speaking and listening, reading and writing and settlement themes. Take these courses prior to taking Foundations courses. Childcare is available at all locations.

Client Profile / Eligibility Criteria

  • over the age of 17; and
  • a Permanent Resident and not yet a Canadian citizen; or
  • a Convention Refugee


Registration Information

Students who wish to study in the LINC Program must first be tested at:

Western ESL Centre
Phone: (604) 876-5756
208 – 2525 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, V5N 4C1

Surrey Language Assessment Centre
Phone: (604) 507-4150
3250 – 7525 King George Highway
Surrey, V3W 5A8

Start Dates / Duration

Students may study in the morning, afternoon or evening; full-time or part-time.

Program Fee: FREE

Contact Information

Contact: Sanjo Choy

Phone: (604) 296-6901


Website: Visit


  • Edmonds Resource Centre, 7355 Canada Way
  • South Burnaby Adult Education Centre (SBAEC), Portables, 5455 Rumble St (Enter off Watling St)
  • Windsor Community Learning Centre, 6907 Gilley Avenue