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Language Assessment and Referral Centre

The Language Assessment and Referral Centre is a centralized screening, assessment and referral centre for newcomers in Ottawa.  LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) provides free English/French language training for eligible individuals.

Eligibility Requirements
  • 18 years of age and older
  • Ontario resident
And any ONE of the following:
  • Landed immigrant (permanent resident status) or
  • Convention refugee (Notice of Decision Letter) or
  • Minister’s Permit (Case type 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91 or 92 only) or
  • Approval in Principal Letter or
  • Employment Authorization (Case type 27 only) or
  • Student Authorization (Case type 37 only) or
  • Visitor’s Record (case type 17 only)

Services Include
  • Canadian language benchmark assessments
  • Referral to LINC training programs


Locations offering this program
Employment, Enterprise and Newcomer Services 
Language Assessment and Referral Centre