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Youth in Transition (LINC)

This full-time LINC program is for immigrant youth between the ages of 18 and 24. It provides instruction in language and academic skills as well as preparation for further post-secondary education in Canada.

For information in multiple languages about our ELL programs, visit  Apply-ell.

Learners receive instruction in reading, writing, listening and speaking. In addition to developing the four language strands, learners will:

  • Identify and navigate education and career pathways in Canada
  • Develop communication and presentation skills
  • Gain an understanding of Canadian culture and living in Canada
  • Improve financial literacy skills
  • Develop digital literacy skills through participation in a laptop loan program

There are five levels to this program and initial placement is based on a combination of Canadian Language Benchmarks and in-class assessments.

Learners who successfully complete the highest level of the program will have developed the language and academic skills and strategies to support a transition to an English for Academic Purposes program or to career programs.


  • Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) levels: 3-6
  • Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees, but not Canadian citizens
Admission Requirements:
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) levels 3,3,2,2 are required for entry.
  • LINC applicants must first take a Canadian Language Benchmarks test at the Immigrant and Vocational Assessment Referral Centre (ILVARC). The telephone number for ILVARC is 403-262-2656.


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YiT Learner

"For an immigrant like me who just came to Canada, this program helps you move on with your English skills and clarify your pathway."

Program Start Dates:  

May 3, 2017
August 30, 2017

Class Schedule:

Monday to Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Calgary, Downtown Campus

For detailed information about the application process, see:
ELL Program Information

For information about ELL programs in a variety of languages, see:
Welcome to English Language Learning at Bow Valley College