- September 05, 2023
- In Class
Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees may apply for a LINC seat as of LINC Application Day on March 1, 2023. You can also attend LINC Application Day to apply in-person from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Foundational Learning Assistance (“funding”) is not available for the Spring 2023 term.
Class Schedule: Monday to Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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.
You'll study reading, writing, listening and speaking. You will also do the following:
- find out about education and career paths in Canada
- develop communication and presentation skills
- learn about Canadian culture and living in Canada
- improve financial literacy
- computer and Internet skills (we'll lend you a laptop)
There are five levels to this program. We'll place you in a level based on Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs) and in-class assessments. The highest level of this program is a transition course into the English for Academic Purposes program.
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- 18 - 24 years old
- Permanent resident or Convention refugee
- CLB levels 3,3,3,2 and higher
- CLB placement test results or LINC certificate
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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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.
LINC Home Study
LINC stands for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada. This program is offered online and by correspondence. Learners work one-on-one with an instructor 1/2 hour every week.
LINC stands for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada. In this part time program, you'll learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. With LINC, you can get the knowledge you need to settle in Canada.
Full-time English Language Learning (ELL)
Our English Language Learning programs focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Learn about Canadian culture and take part in activities that help you live and work in Canada.
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.
This program is for immigrant youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who have not completed high school. In Bridge you will develop reading, writing, math, technology, and school strategies.
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.