Start Dates

  • May 07, 2024
  • September 03, 2024
  • January 09, 2025
Program Delivery

  • In Class

Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees may apply for a LINC seat as of LINC Application Day on June 26, 2024. You can also attend LINC Application Day to apply in-person from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Class Schedule: Monday to Friday: CLB 4 and 5 8:00am-1:15pm; CLB 6, 7, and 8 11:45am-5:00pm

Program Description

These programs are for learners who are eligible for funding from LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada). There are two full-time LINC programs:

Full-time LINC (Practical)

  • Learners in this program have CLB 3 to CLB 5
  • Learners in this program have between 5 and 11 years of formal education

Full-time LINC (Academic)

  • Learners in this program have CLB 4 to CLB 8
  • Learners in this program have 12 or more years of education

The programs offer:

  • Highly qualified instructors
  • Advisors and counsellors to help learners with academic, career, and life goals
  • A curriculum based on Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs)
  • Opportunities to learn about Canadian culture

Funded by:

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Welcome Centre

Room S1111, South Campus
345 - 6 Avenue SE
Toll-free: 1-866-428-2669

Admission Requirements

  • Be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Open to permanent residents or Convention refugees.
  • CLB placement test results or LINC certificate from a LINC program.

LINC applicants must first take a CLB test at the Calgary Language Assessment & Referral Centre (CLARC). The telephone number for CLARC is 403-262-2656.

For detailed information about the application process, see ELL Applying.

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Welcome Centre

South Campus
345 - 6 Avenue SE
Toll-free: 1-866-428-2669

Program FAQs

Only Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees are eligible for LINC classes. Canadian Citizens can apply for FT ELL. Click HERE for more information.
Yes, but you must ensure your work hours do not conflict with your class hours so you can stay for the full duration of your class.

If you were a Bow Valley College student within the last 9 months, please contact SGAreception@bowvalleycollege.ca for a returning student form.

If it has been more than 9 months since you last studied with us, you will be required to re-apply. Please click HERE for more information.


Please send an email to SGAreception@bowvalleycollege.ca for any questions regarding LINC programs.
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