What is a LINC Assessment Centre?

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) English classes are available at no cost to eligible newcomers and immigrants. Before you can enrol in a LINC or Enhanced Language Training class at a local community agency or school, you must take a test at a LINC Assessment Centre to find out your current English language skills.

These tests or assessments may take up to three hours to complete. An assessor will test how good your English skills are in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Each of these skills will be rated using Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), which is a scale from Level 1-12, with Level 1 being the lowest level.

Your ratings may be different for each skill. For example, if you speak English better than you write it, you will have a higher CLB Level in speaking than in reading. As you get better, all your levels will go up. Click here to read more about Canadian Language Benchmarks.

Tests are free to all eligible newcomers, including Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees who are over 18 years old. You will be required to present proof of your residency status, so please bring your original documents with you to your test.

You must book an appointment at an Assessment Centre for your test.

Where Do I Go For Testing?

There are several LINC Assessment Centres in the City of Toronto, Durham Region, Peel Region, York Region and Simcoe County. You can call or visit any of the listed locations. Most offices are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with some locations open in the evening or on Saturday.

To book an appointment call the location nearest you.



 
PEEL REGION ASSESSMENT CENTRES
 
Brampton: Centre for Education & Training
Language Assessment Centre
263 Queen Street, Unit 14
Brampton, L6W 4K6
905.595.0722, Ext. 4101
www.tcet.com/assessments/
 
 
Brampton: Centre for Education & Training
Language Assessment Centre
7700 Hurontario Street Unit 601, Suite 100
Brampton, L6Y 4M3
905.457.4747
www.tcet.com/assessments/
 
 
Malton: Centre for Education & Training
Language Assessment Centre
3233 Brandon Gate Drive, Unit 6
Mississauga, L4T 3V8
905.677.0007, Press 1
www.tcet.com/assessments/
 
 
Mississauga: Centre for Education & Training
Language Assessment Centre
Sussex Centre – Community Door
50 Burnhamthorpe Rd West, Suite 300
Mississauga, L5B 3C2
905.279.0024, Ext. 1369
www.tcet.com/assessments/
 
 
 
 
CITY OF TORONTO ASSESSMENT CENTRES
 

Toronto South/Central
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
YMCA of Greater Toronto

20 Grosvenor Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON  M4Y 2V5
Tel: (416) 925-5462 or 416-925-LINC

www.ymcagta.org/newcomers
 
 
Toronto West
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
YMCA of Greater Toronto
Albion Mall, 1530 Albion Road, Suite 83
Toronto, ON  M9V 1B4
Tel: (416) 925-5462

www.ymcagta.org/newcomers
 
 
Toronto North
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
YMCA of Greater Toronto
4580 Dufferin Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON  M3H 5Y2
Tel: (416) 925-5462

www.ymcagta.org/newcomers
 
 
Toronto East
Language Assessment & Referral Centre
YMCA of Greater Toronto
10 Milner Business Court, Suite 600
Toronto, ON  M1B 3C6
Tel: (416) 925-5462

www.ymcagta.org/newcomers
 
 
 
DURHAM REGION
 
Centre for Education & Training
1.855.330.8655 (CLARS Durham)
1.877.761.1155 (Welcome Centre Immigrant Services)
www.tcet.com/assessments
ysla@tcet.com
 
 
 
YORK REGION + SIMCOE COUNTY
 
Centre for Education & Training
Itinerant Assessment Services
1.855.330.8655 (Learn Speak Live)
1.877.761.1155 (Welcome Centre Immigrant Services)
www.tcet.com/assessments/
ysla@tcet.com
 
 
 
HALTON HILLS
 
Centre for Education & Training
Language Assessment Centre
171 Speers Road, Unit 20
Oakville, L6K 3W8
905.875.3851
1.866.277.5462 ext. 1369 (toll-free in Ontario)
www.tcet.com/assessments
 
 
 
 

 

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