Newcomer Services

English Language Training (LINC - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)

Effective September 8, 2021, Indus requires proof of vaccination from all Health Services clients. Clients who disclose that they have not been fully vaccinated or who have not disclosed their vaccination status will not be able to access in-person services and may be able to access virtual programming as developed and if available.

Our staff recognize and understand the difficulties faced by newcomers with language barriers. A language barrier negatively affects one’s ability to communicate effectively in a new country and tasks such as filling out government forms at the municipal, provincial or federal level becomes a difficult or impossible undertaking.

Our English language training program helps newcomers improve their overall English communication skills. Clients who complete this program gain a level of proficiency in English that allows them to become more engaged in their community, enhances their skills and their employment possibilities.

English language training is an important step to your success!

Our services include:

  • English language training with certified instructors and specialized software
  • Part-time classes from Literacy to Benchmark 8 (morning and afternoon classes available)
  • Educational workshops, presentations and field trips
  • Certificate of Language Proficiency to meet Citizenship requirements
  • Transportation assistance to eligible clients
  • Professional care for children aged 19 months to 6 years
  • Programming for school aged children during PD days, March and summer breaks

Contact us today for support! 


Through the Apna Health collaboration, Indus Community Services and Punjabi Community Health Services, have partnered together to release a specialized report on International Students – Invited & Forgotten: International Students in Crisis. Read here: