Making an appointment
What to bring to your appointment

Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday
Tel: (613) 238 - LINC (5462)



The Y Language Assessment and Resource Centre (LARC)

The Centre is a centralized screening, assessment, referral and resource centre
for LINC-eligible clients in Ottawa. Since 1993 the Centre has served over 20,000 newcomers to Canada. At the Centre, we provide language assessment services
for newcomers to determine the existing level of language proficiency to refer clients
to LINC training sites in the Ottawa area.

At the Centre certified Language Assessors administer the standardized Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA), the Canadian Language Benchmarks Literacy Assessment (CLBLA), Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT) and the Entrevue d' Évaluation Cours de langue pours les immigrants au Canada (É-CLIC).

Following assessment, language benchmarks are assigned and clients are referred
to LINC programs. In addition, an Information & Referral Counselor is available to
assist newcomers with diverse settlement needs by redirecting them to available services.

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
LINC training programs provide FREE language training for Landed Immigrants and Convention Refugees. This national settlement program was implemented in June
1992 and is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Newcomers can access this program through the LARC.

Free childminding services
are provided at some
training sites.

Student discussion groups  
at LINC Schools.  

To make an appointment for a language assessment
Please call: (613) 238 - LINC (5462)

Please bring the following to the appointment
Proof of status in Canada
Proof of address
Proof of age


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