The part-time LINC program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This program runs on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM to better accommodate students' busy schedules.
(Canadian citizens are not eligible for LINC. If you are a Canadian citizen, please see our ESL Program.)
Solomon College currently offers CLB Levels 4, 5, and 6 for the part-time LINC program.
To be eligible for the LINC program, you must:
- Be a permanent resident of Canada or Convention Refugee, or be a person in Canada whose application for Permanent Resident status is being processed in Canada and who has been informed by a letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada of the initial approval of your application subject to an admissibility assessment (this means you have approval-in-principle);
- Be at least 18 years old; and
- Take a language assessment test at Catholic Social Services to figure out which level is right for you.
You are not eligible for LINC if you are a:
- Canadian citizen
- Refugee claimant
- Temporary resident (such as foreign student, foreign worker or visitor)
- To join a LINC class, you need a LINC card from Catholic Social Services. You can call their Language Assessment, Referral and Counseling Centre at 780-424-3545.
- Bring your LINC card and your residency documents (permanent residence card OR landing papers with passport) to Solomon College to register for CLB level 1, 2, 3 or 4. We will put your name on a waiting list.
- Classes run on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
- Each term is 12 months long.
- Students who complete all modules and assessments can move up to the next CLB level after 12 months.
- The LINC program will focus on the correct usage of the English Language in four key streams: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
- Training includes activities such as role-play, field trips and guest speakers, with a focus of orientation to different aspects of life in Canada.
- Instruction focuses on assisting learners to achieve a level of language proficiency that facilitates their integration into Canadian society, enhances their daily life, and prepares them to move to higher levels of skill training or enter the workforce.
- LINC Instructors attend regular training arranged by the Federal Government and follow national guidelines on conducting classes, assessing students, and student movement.
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