Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

The Fleming College LINC program offers free English classes for adult newcomers who wish to improve their language skills for life in Canada, for employment, or for further learning.

Admission Requirements

Students must be 18 years of age or older and permanent residents or convention refugees.


Interested students should contact the New Canadians Centre to arrange an appointment with a Settlement Counsellor. Students will then be referred to a Language Assessor for a free language test to determine their English level.


The Fleming College LINC program offers the flexibility you need to learn English. We have morning, afternoon, and evening classes. In-person and online study options are available. Our year-round, continuous intake classes are offered for Levels 1 to 8 of the Canadian Language Benchmarks.

Classes are offered in Peterborough and Cobourg.

Financial Assistance

LINC students may be eligible for assistance with childcare or monthly bus passes.

We’re here to help you with English instruction and assist with the settlement process and integration into Canadian society. Get started today!

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The program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

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