Guidelines for LINC Assessment Centres in Ontario

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Org: Centre for Education and Training (CET)
Date: 2008

Please note: this document is password protected.

The intended audience is LAC Assessors. If you are a LAC Assessor and would like to access the document, please contact:

Audrey Bennett
Coordinator, Peel LINC Assessment Centres & Language Assessment Support Services
2 Robert Speck Parkway, Suite 800, Mississauga, ON
Telephone: (905) 279-0024, Ext. 1230

The Guidelines for LINC Assessment Centres in Ontario compiles into a single document relevant information to guide LINC Assessors and LINC Assessment Centre Coordinators. This Handbook is intended to promote consistency and standardization in the provision of LINC assessment and referral services to newcomers. This document provides information and guidance to assessors and assessment centres to enable them to address the needs of LINC eligible clients fairly and efficiently, regardless of the size or location of the program.

Eligibility based on immigration status is standardized. Language assessment is also standardized using the Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment, Canadian Language Benchmarks Literacy Assessment, and Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test. Client needs are addressed in a variety of ways depending on availability of services in the area where the client is living and the funding provided by CIC.

In the nineteen regions in Ontario where the LINC program is available, assessments are provided by a total of 76 LINC assessors. The service delivery reality can vary in many aspects such as the number of assessments conducted annually, number of assessors/size of centres, number of Training Providers, community agencies, etc.).

New and experienced LINC Assessors will find the handbook sections format easy to follow as it takes the client from initial contact through eligibility determination, language assessment, needs assessment and referral.

English, French
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