This program serves recent immigrants to Alberta by helping them learn the English language skills needed to live, find employment, and study in Canada. Students of different English proficiency levels can progress at their own rate, with tutoring available outside the classroom.
Students are assessed and counseled by the Immigrant Language and Vocational Assessment Referral Center (ILVARC). Once eligibility and a referral is approved by ILVARC, students are registered in a LINC course that best meets their language learning needs.
Upon completion of LINC, students may continue their education in the English as a Second Language Program at Columbia College, or they may pursue their post-secondary education elsewhere, while some may choose to go directly to employment.
This program is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
- The main goal of the program: To assist students to find work or prepare for further education by improving English language skills.
- Acquire conversation needed in everyday life, improve reading/writing, listening/speaking skills, and correct grammar and pronunciation.
- Introduction to the use of computers.
- Begin a course of study anytime.
- Classes scheduled from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.
- Take a minimum of three classes and attend for a minimum of 22.5 hours per week in order to be considered a full-time student.
- Seminars on resume writing, interview skills, and information on how to find work.
- LINC 1
- LINC 2
- LINC 3
- LINC 4
- Computer Applications
Eligibility is determined by the Immigrant Language and Vocational Assessment Referral Center (ILVARC), 403-262-2656. Applicants must possess landed immigrant status or have refugee status.
Course List and Descriptions
For a full list of courses and course descriptions for this program, please see the Columbia College Academic Calendar.
There is no charge to eligible applicants for LINC courses. Applicants must possess landed immigrant status or have refugee status. Funding for this program is provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
There is continuous intake as space is available.
How to Register
Eligibility is determined by the Immigrant Language and Vocational Assessment Referral Center (ILVARC), 403-262-2656.