What you’ll learn

  • English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
  • Workplace English: useful and practical topics such as banking and transportation
  • Work focused topics such as jobs in BC and workplace culture

  • Confidence to express yourself in English
  • Job search and soft skills for employment success
  • Digital skills for the Canadian workplace


You can join if you:

  • are a Permanent Resident and 17 years of age or older (Canadian Citizens are not eligible to take LINC in Metro Vancouver)
  • completed an evaluation at a LINC Assessment Centre.

Learn how to register and complete the assessment.

Naturalized Canadian Citizens can take LINC in Squamish, Sea to Sky and Sunshine Coast.

Not eligible?

LINC for Life and Work classes include:

  • Online hours to help you learn and finish faster

  • Connections with settlement and employment services
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Success story

“It is a great way to improve language skills, to meet other people and know about Canadian society. This course has helped me a lot because I can express myself better now than before starting LINC.”

Reasons to study in our LINC for Life and Work

  • Friendly, highly-trained teachers with university degrees and Teaching English as a second language (TESL) qualifications
  • The latest technology for classrooms: touch-screen SMART boards, computers/laptops and language software
  • Blended online learning – you finish faster with an additional three hours of online learning

  • Janis’s ESL website for Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 1 to 7 – this ISSofBC-created website allows independent language practice online
  1. We are a leader in  Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA).  Know when you are ready for the next level by checking your learning in your language portfolio

Available at:

  • Richmond

  • New Westminster
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