- January 10, 2024
- In Class
Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees may apply for a LINC seat as of LINC Application Day on October 25, 2023. You can also attend LINC Application Day to apply in-person from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In our LINC classes, you'll focus on listening and speaking or reading and writing. With the part-time schedule, you can maintain work and family commitments outside of your studies.
You’ll develop English language skills for daily life and work through topics such as workplace, community, culture, healthy living, transportation, and leisure. You can choose from:
LINC Reading, Writing, and Grammar
|Level 4: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday||9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
|Level 5 & 6: Monday and Wednesday||9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
|Level 4, 5 & 6: Monday and Wednesday||6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.|
LINC Listening and Speaking
|Levels 4-7: Tuesday and Friday||9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
|Levels 4-7: Tuesday and Thursday||6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.|
- Minimum of 18 years old
- Permanent resident or Convention refugee status
- LINC referral to Bow Valley College with current CLBs
- Minimum CLB 3 in all skills
- 10 or more years of formal education
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.
No. This program is open to Permanent Residents or Convention Refugees only.
For information about funding please visit https://bowvalleycollege.ca/student-resources/financial-services/alberta-works
With the Part-time schedule, you can maintain work and family commitments outside of your studies. You can take morning (9:30 am -12:30 pm) or evening classes (6:00 pm-9:00 pm).
The Part-time LINC program is at minimum a two-term program for each CLB Level. It is expected that students will study for two (2) terms or more at the same level before achieving the next benchmark.
You don’t have to take both courses. You can apply for the course and schedule that fits your needs.
You can check term dates and other important dates at https://bowvalleycollege.ca/student-resources/academic-services/important-dates
If it has been more than 9 months since you last studied with us you will be required to go through the application process. You can apply at https://bowvalleycollege.ca/applying/ell-applying
LINC stands for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada. In LINC, you'll learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. You'll get the knowledge you need to settle in Canada.
LINC Home Study
LINC stands for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada. This program is offered online. Learners work one-on-one with an instructor 30 minutes every week.
Youth in Transition (LINC)
LINC stands for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada. This full-time program is for immigrant youth between the ages of 18 and 24.
LINC stands for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada. In this online program, you'll learn English language reading and writing skills for daily life and work.