Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC)

  • Enrich your life and become a student at The Learning Enrichment Foundation.
  • Learn with other people who are new to Canada.
  • Shape your future success in Ontario, Canada.
  • Join “The Learning Enrichment Foundation” community.
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About LINC

Your arrival in Canada is the beginning of Your new life. Among Your goals are the following: find a place to live, find a good school for your children, find a job, and others.

You will succeed with achieving your targets if you learn, improve, and master Your English.

Our Language Training program offers English language training to newcomers to Canada, covering four areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Language Training classes focus on the themes that will address Your language needs and support You with assimilation in Canada. This includes but not limited to employment, information about Canada, education, food and nutrition, consumer information, housing and neighbourhood issues, health care, media, recreation and entertainment, finance, transportation, and Canadian law and citizenship.

The classes take place in a supportive learning environment, which includes field trips to fun and educational places workshops, conversational circles and other multiple language and community activities.

How to apply

To register for the Language Training program, clients can register in person at LEF at 116 Industry Street. No appointment is necessary.

To register clients are required to present their immigration documents that show landed immigrant or convention refugee status or bring a permanent resident card. Clients must also be 18 years old to register.

We can assist clients with booking language assessment appointments at any YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centre. Or clients can call the YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centre directly at 416-925-5462 to book an assessment appointment. For more information on the YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centre, visit

If more Language Training information is needed, please contact LEF at 416 769-0830.


  • Permanent Residents of Canada who are not Canadian citizens
  • Convention Refugees
  • Persons in Canada applying to become a permanent resident, and who have been informed by a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada about the initial approval of application, subject to completion of background check
  • Adults (18 years of age or older) who have their English tested at one of the local YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centres in Toronto

Support Services

  • The Language Training program has many supports for You to meet Your needs. These include:
  • Child care is also available for clients’ children who are between the ages of six months and five years for clients who are enrolled in the program.
  • TTC token provision for eligible students, classes that are wheelchair accessible.
  • Religious accommodations.
  • A computer lab and a resource centre are open to students.

Contact Us

  • Main Location

    116 Industry Street,
    Toronto, ON M6M 4L8
    Tel: (416) 769-0830
    Fax: (416) 769-9912
  • LEF SERVICE HOURS: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Driving Directions:
    From Highway 401/400 take Black Creek Drive south. Turn right on Trethewey Drive. At the first light turn left on Todd Baylis Blvd. At the stop sign turn right on Industry Street. Pass Ray Avenue and LEF is the next building to the right.

More Information

  • Upon graduation from Level 7, You will have the language skills to fully engage in the community. Language Training offers students the independence they need to enroll in training programs or find employment.
  • LINC Regular Schedule* - Monday to Friday
    Levels Literacy to 7, Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
  • If more Language Training program information is needed, please contact LEF at 416 769-0830.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you (new immigrant) benefit from attending our Language Training Program?
When attending or program, you will develop and improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Based on your knowledge of English, you will be enrolled in a full-time language class from Literacy to Level 7.
Are language classes free of charge?
The classes are free of charge for eligible clients.
When can I start?
You can start any day. We have an ongoing intake.

The Learning Enrichment Foundation is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation please contact 416-769-0830 or