Start Dates

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

  • Face to Face - Synchronous

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 Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Program Description

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.

Funded by:

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Welcome Centre

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

Admission Requirements

  • 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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Welcome Centre

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

Program FAQs

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.
The next term begins on September 1 and ends on December 14.

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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