On August 19, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that applicants who possess the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) or Cours de langue pour les immigrants au Canada (CLIC) certificates that indicate the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) levels, can use them as proof of language skills in their application for Canadian citizenship. Effective September 1, 2022, LINC and CLIC certificates may also be issued to clients via email, following security protocols.