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 3,3,3,2 .
LINC application dates
||Term start and end dates
||When to apply
|Spring / Summer 2021
|May 5, 2021 - August 24, 2021
Applications for the Spring/Summer 2021 term are now open.
See below for more information
How to apply for LINC
You will need to email the following documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A completed application form
- Photo ID - PR card or driver's license
- Your immigration papers - Confirmation of Permanent Residence or Refugee Decision Letter
- A Referral from CLARC including most recent Canadian Language Benchmarks results
- If you studied at another school, you must also also submit your LINC certificate
- If you don't have CLB results, you will have to complete a CLB placement test at CLARC
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.
|Applications for the Winter 2021 term will be opened on September 11, 2020.
To apply, you will need to:
- Complete an application through Apply Alberta and pay the non-refundable application fee.
- Email your Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) test results to email@example.com. If you don't have CLB results, you will have to complete an English placement test at CLARC.
- 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 Government of Alberta Learner Income Support 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: Bridge and Youth in Transition Programs
If you have questions, contact the Welcome Centre
You can also find information in Spanish, French, Persian, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Persian, Arabic, or Urdu, on our multi-language website