Start Dates

  • May 05, 2021
Program Delivery

  • Real-time Online

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 finance skills 
  • 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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Prospective Student Centre

Room S1111, 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.

information in multiple languages Request More Information
Prospective Student Centre

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

Program FAQs

YiT is open to Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees. Canadian Citizens can apply for FT ELL. 

Click HERE for more information on how to apply.

A Real-time Online class is like a face-to-face class, but you will do your learning through your computer instead of in person. In a real-time online class, you must be present and participating through your computer during the whole class time. 
You must have a desktop or laptop computer with a microphone and camera in order to participate. Your instructor will ask you to have your camera and microphone on during class activities. You must have reliable WiFi and a quiet place to attend class and work during your class hours.
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 May 5 and ends on August 17.

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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