Part Time LINC

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.

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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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