Due to COVID-19, walk-in services are no longer available at the Office of the Registrar and will be operational only through email inquiries. We are still accepting applications for the LINC program: to apply you will need to submit your application, benchmark, and confirmation of Permanent residence through email to clientservices@bowvalleycollege.ca.


If you have information or questions about the program you can contact our Prospective Student Centre at info@bowvalleycollege.ca

Before you apply

All students need:

  1. A completed application form
  2. An email address
  3. An Alberta Student Number
  4. Recent Canadian Language Benchmarks results*

LINC Applicants also need to bring:

  1. A LINC referral to Bow Valley College*
  2. Immigration documents and photo ID (see notes below)
Immigration category Required documents
Permanent Resident (1) Permanent Resident Card; and
(2) Confirmation of Permanent Residency document (i.e., landing papers)
Convention Refugee/Protected Person

(1) Immigration papers; and
(2) Photo identification (i.e., driver's license, etc.)


*CLB tests and LINC referrals are available at ILVARC

Visit the Prospective Student Centre at the Calgary South Campus to get started. If you need language help, please bring a friend or a family member with you.

Here are some questions we may ask when we meet with you:

  • What is your immigration status?
  • Do you want to attend school full-time or part-time?
  • How many years did you go to school in your home country?
  • What is your work schedule?

Eligibility for programs may depend on your citizenship status. Find your citizenship category below to learn more about your application process.  

How to apply

Full-time English Language Learning (ELL) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Canadian citizens can apply for the English Language Learning (ELL) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs. Funding is subject to eligibility requirements.

Application status
Applications for the Winter 2020 term have now closed.
Applications for the Spring 2020 term are open until February 24th, 2020             

To apply you will need to:
  • Submit a paper application in-person at Bow Valley College and pay the non-refundable application fee.
  • Bring your Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) test results. If you don't have CLB results, you will have to complete an English placement test at ILVARC.
  • If you're applying to the English for Academic Purposes program, you'll have to write the EAP placement test at Bow Valley College. We will send you information about testing after you apply.
  • Check the Alberta Works page for more information about the process to apply for Alberta Works funding.

Please note that there are more options for youth between the ages of 18 and 24.


LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)

Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees/Protected Persons may be eligible to apply for the Full-time LINC or Part-time LINC programs.

About the LINC programs

  • A student's class schedule will depend on their English level.
  • Part-time LINC includes classes from CLB 4 to CLB 6. In order to apply for Part-time LINC, students must have minimum benchmarks 3,3,3,3 and must have completed 10 or more years of education in their home country.
  • Full-time LINC applicants must have minimum benchmarks of 2,2,2,2 .

LINC application open and closed dates

Term Term start and end dates When to apply
Spring 2020 
May 4, 2020 - August 21, 2020

Apply on (or after) March 2, 2020

See below for more information

 

How to apply for LINC

You will need to bring:

  1. A completed application form
  2. Photo ID  -  PR card or driver's license
  3. Your immigration papers  -  Confirmation of Permanent Residence or Refugee Decision Letter
  4. Your recent Canadian Language Benchmarks results with a referral to Bow Valley College.
  • If you studied at another school, you must also bring your LINC certificate
  • If you do not have a benchmark test or referral, you will need to get one from ILVARC

Bring all of your documents to Bow Valley College on (or after) LINC Application Day:

LINC Application Day

Date:         March 2, 2020
Time:         10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - levels 3 to 6
Place:        Room S2009 (ATB Hall) 2nd Floor, South Campus

Seats in LINC classes are limited. Applying early will not guarantee you a seat.

Full-time English Language Learning (ELL) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Permanent residents and refugees  may also be eligible for Full-time English Language Learning (ELL).
Permanent residents and refugees with CLB benchmarks of 6,6,6,6 or higher may also be eligible for English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

Alberta Works funding is subject to eligibility requirements.  

Application status
Applications for the Spring 2020 term (classes beginning May 4, 2020) are open until February 24, 2020.

To apply, you will need to:

  • Submit a paper application in-person at Bow Valley College and pay the non-refundable application fee.
  • Bring your Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) test results. If you don't have CLB results, you will have to complete an English placement test at ILVARC.
  • If you're applying to the English for Academic Purposes program, you'll have to write the EAP placement test at Bow Valley College. We will send you information about testing after you apply.
  • Check the Alberta Works page for more information about the process to apply for Alberta Works funding.

Please note that there are more options for youth between the ages of 18 and 24.

Have questions?

If you have questions, contact the Prospective Student Centre

You can also find information in Spanish, French, Persian, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Persian, Arabic, or Urdu, on our multi-language website

 

Are you an international student who wants to study English? Check out our International ELL program.

If you require academic accommodations, contact Learner Success Services four months prior to the start of scheduled classes to set-up your academic accommodation plan.

We will make reasonable effort to provide suitable accommodation, however, there is no guarantee that services will be available and it is possible that your start date may be deferred to provide the accommodation. While the college attempts to facilitate all accommodation requests, there is a current shortage of sign language interpreters.


Contact us

Prospective Student Centre
South Campus (First Floor)
345 - 6 Avenue SE | Calgary AB | T2G 4V1
Phone:  403-410-1402 or 866-428-2669
Email: info@bowvalleycollege.ca
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