LINC program devolution

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Resolution number: 
5
November 1996
Whereas: 
  1. Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) is an integral part of settlement through its orientation of newcomers to Canada and the cultural adaptation that occurs through its instruction.
  2. LINC has not provided and was never intended to provide English competency which would enable immigrants to find employment.
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR urge CIC:

  1. Not to classify LINC as a training program as this would result in its transfer to the province as part of the federal commitment to devolve all training to the provinces.
  2. To continue to see LINC as an integral part of settlement services.
Working Group: 
Immigration and Settlement