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Alternate Name CLARS ; Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral System ; ELT ; Enhanced Language Training ; Language Assessment and Referral Centre ; Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada ; LARC ; LINC ; LINC Assessment Centre ; LINC Home Study ; Occupation-Specific Language Training ; OCR ; OSLT
Former Name Language Assessment and Referral Centre (2019) ; Language Assessment and Resource Centre
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
240 Catherine St, Third Flr, Suite 308
Ottawa, ON K2P 2G8
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Intersection Catherine St and Bank St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Parking meters
Description and Services
Description (Service) Centre that provides immigrants with English or French language assessments for government-funded programs. 
Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral Centre -- Eligibility screening, language skills assessment and referral to government-funded English [and French] language programs including Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), LINC Home Study, English as a Second Language (ESL) [and French as a Second Language (FSL)] programs, Enhanced Language Training (ELT), Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT), and Specialized Language Training (SLT) 
Certified Language Assessors administer: -- standardized Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLBA) * Canadian Language Benchmarks Literacy Assessment (CLBLA) * Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT) * Enhanced Language Training Placement Assessment (ELTPA) * "Batterie de test de classement" (BTC) 
Following assessment, language benchmarks are assigned and clients are referred to the appropriate program * an information and referral specialist is available to assist newcomers referrals to diverse settlement needs
Hours Mon, Thu 8:30 am-5 pm * Tue 8:30 am-7 pm * Wed 8:30- 7 pm Fri: 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Ottawa ; Renfrew County
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Adults 18 years or older are eligible if they meet one of these criteria: Canadian citizens born outside of Canada; permanent resident; Convention refugees, protected persons or refugee claimants; workers admitted under the Live-In Caregiver program; applicants under other programs holding the initial letter of approval from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Application Call ahead to verify eligibility, book assessment appointment and confirm documents (Permanent Resident (PR) card or Landing paper with passport) to access service
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Adult English as a Second Language Tests ; Adult French as a Second Language Tests
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-238-5462 (613-238-LINC)
Fax 613-237-4329
Primary Contact Raymonda Ibrahim, Director; Phone: 613-238-5462 ext 14; Email:
Alternate Contact Melanie Vaughan, Senior Director of Employment and Immigrant Services; Phone: 613-238-5462 ext 20 * 613-688-2150; Email:
Primary Executive Melanie Vaughan, Senior Director of Employment and Immigrant Services; Phone: 613-788-5001 ext 5127; Fax: 613-788-5051
Other Details
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade ; Federal - Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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