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LINC - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

Prepare for the workplace in Canada.

Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. Your safety is important to us. Douglas College is following protocols from Provincial Health Authorities. We have moved to virtual/online service only. All meetings and group sessions will be conducted online. Please check your emails regularly for information. All staff continue to work and you can call or email as needed.

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Hoping you can find positive energy to support your families and communities at this time.

LINC, or Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada, provides English training for adults new to Canada. Douglas College offers Workplace LINC Levels 5 and 6 at the Surrey Training Centre and the Coquitlam campus. The cost-free program is funded by Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada.

Workplace LINC 5/6

Workplace LINC 5/6 combines language instruction with classes on how to prepare for working in Canada and be a successful employee. Computer skills are also included. This popular program is for newcomers who are motivated to build up their English language skills in order to enter the labour market.

Who is eligible for Workplace LINC 5/6?

You are eligible for Workplace LINC 5/6 if you are a LINC 4/5 graduate or have received placement recommendation determined by the LINC Language Assessment Centre or a designated LINC school. If you want to take Workplace LINC 5/6, you should be intending to enter the labour market.

What training do Workplace LINC 5/6 students receive?

To improve language skills and prepare for the workplace in Canada,
students receive instruction to:

  • Read and write memos, email, reports, letters and resumes
  • Use workplace vocabulary
  • Practice how to speak comfortably in front of a group
  • Learn computer skills: Introduction to Word, Excel, Internet and email
  • Talk with guest speakers who work in the community
  • Use labour market information to research their field    

Where are Workplace LINC 5/6 classes held?

Classes offered at:

Douglas College, Surrey Training Centre

13769 - 104th Avenue (Beside Long & McQuade)
Call:  604-587-6649 

Coquitlam - Douglas College, Coquitlam Campus

Room A1410 - 1250 Pinetree Way
Call:  604-777-6099

For general information about Workplace LINC Levels 5/6,
please call 604-588-7772

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