Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

About the program

The Conestoga College LINC program offers free English classes for adult newcomers who wish to learn English and improve their language skills for life, for work and for further learning. Conestoga College LINC is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Admission requirements

Program classes

Classes are open for all levels from literacy to Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Level 8.

Day of the week Time of day
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Tuition & fees

Classes are free for landed immigrants, permanent residents and convention refugees to Canada.

Child care options

Free child care is available at the Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo sites.

Opportunities and pathways

LINC clients may be interested in pursuing the following programs:

Visit the Conestoga Career Centre to explore further options.

Contact us

For more information contact the Kitchener LINC office at 519-886-3300 or via email at

Conestoga College LINC locations: