Additional Information

Length of the Assessment

The assessment may last from two and a half hours to four hours (2.5-4 hours), depending on the language learner’s level of English or French and which assessment is administered.

Scheduling an Assessment

LARC can schedule a language assessment in either the morning starting at 8:30 a.m. or in the afternoon starting at 1:00 p.m. Given the uncertainty as to how long an assessment may take, it is important that no other appointments, for example medical or banking, are scheduled around the same time.

What to Bring to the Assessment

Please bring appropriate original immigration documentation, issued by IRCC, to confirm status in Canada. These include:

  • Landed Immigrant Document
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Confirmation of Permanent Residency Document
  • Convention Refugee document
  • Written Notice of Decision from the Immigration and Refugee Board
  • Government Assisted Refugee document
  • Letter from IRCC Canada granting permission to study while awaiting decision

Reminder: If glasses are needed for reading, please don’t forget to bring glasses for reading.

Care for Newcomer Children (CNC)

Once a language learner is assessed and placed in a class, FREE care for newcomer children is available to LINC students only through the language training provider at which they attend their language training class. CNC spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.

CNC starts at the age of six (6) months at most sites. Please register your child(ren).

LINC Home Study

Home Study is available to eligible language leaners who cannot attend the LINC classroom program. Language learners must have achieved at least CLB 3 for listening speaking and CLB 2 for reading and writing.


Transportation assistance can be available for those who qualify and is provided by the language training provider at which they attend language training.

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