THERAPY POOL UPDATE: Please note that all Therapy Pool programming is happening, besides Deep Warm Swim. The Leisure Pool tempature has been adjusted to 84F to allow warmer swims to take place. The Aquatics team is on hand to help Members safely access the Leisure Pool. Thank you!

LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)

At Newcomer Connections, we offer the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program. This is a government funded program of English language classes for Permanent Residents who are 18 years of age or older. In these classes, you can improve your English and you can learn about Canadian culture. 

We use the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and Portfolio Based Learning Assessments (PBLA) as standards to teach and test language progress. These benchmarks and assessments methodologies are used across Canada. We offer classes for CLB 1-8.

Starting LINC 

Before starting LINC, you must make an appointment for the CLB Placement Test. Once you have completed the test, the Language Program Advisor will place you on the waiting list for the appropriate level English class based on your CLB Placement Test results. You will be contacted when a space becomes available in that class. If you are unable to attend LINC class in person, Monday to Friday, you may be eligible for Online LINC courses after your CLB Placement Test. 

LINC classes are offered daily, Monday to Friday. Classes are offered 3 times a day: 

Morning 9:00am - 12:00pm
Afternoon 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Evening 5:00pm - 8:00pm
 
 
 

 

Parking 

All YMCA customers, members, clients are welcome to park (free of charge) at our YMCA parking lot (see below picture).

 

Bus Transportation

We are close to a bus stop for the following buses: 

Coming from King Square Bus #5 (Regional/UNB via Churchill Boulevard)
Coming from Millidgeville Bus #6 (Kings Square via Churchill Boulevard)
Other Information Saint John Transit Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxi Information

Vets Taxi 506-658-2020
Diamond Taxi 506-648-8888
Royal Taxi 506-652-5050

 

Practice English

While you wait to be placed in a LINC class or Home Study, you can practice speaking English. Below are other programs in Saint John that offer opportunities to practice English:

Name Location When Time Phone Email
Chat & Tea Millidgeville Wednesdays 9:30am - 11:30am 506-634-8900 sj1wesleyan@gmail.com
English Language Cafe Uptown Tuesdays 3:00pm - 5:00pm 506-721-8053 tjchandra1@gmail.com
Saturday Socials (SJMNRC) Saint John Public Library Saturdays 2:00pm - 4:00pm 506-642-4242 www.sjmnrc.ca