2.C Settlement and Integration
C.8 How is language treated?
(ii) What requirements must sponsored refugees meet to enroll in language training classes?
How Canada Does It
Sponsored refugees are entitled to access language training under the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) and the Cours de Langue pour les Immigrants au Canada (CLIC) programs. To register, sponsored refugees must provide a copy of their Confirmation of Permanent Residence. They must also complete a language assessment prior to enrolling in language classes.
Sponsored refugees are entitled to access language training under the LINC and CLIC programs. To register, they must provide proof of their immigration status, in their case, their Confirmation of Permanent Residence. They must complete a language assessment prior to enrolling in classes. The purpose of the language assessments is to place the individual in the appropriate language class. Availability of higher instructional levels (e.g. occupation-specific, professional) may vary depending on the community.
Access to the LINC and CLIC programs continues until individuals become Canadian citizens. Other language programs offered by service providers as well as secondary and post-secondary institutions may have their own eligibility criteria.