LINC Program

Language Instruction for Newcomers

Study English, learn about living in Canada and make new friends. LINC is free to all newcomers (permanent residents and refugees) to Canada who are not yet Canadian citizens. LINC is offered by Metro in five levels, from CLB 1 to CLB 5. You will receive language training, orientation to the community, Canadian cultural experiences, and assistance in helping you develop the skills you need to live in a Canadian community. Before registering in a LINC class you need to have your language assessed by LARCC (Language Assessment, Referral & Counselling Centre) and they will give you an assessment report.

 

Full-Time LINC

Instruction is offered from CLB 1 through CLB 5. The program provides language training, settlement skills and assistance, orientation to the community and Canadian cultural experiences.

15 weeks (375 hrs)

In-person & Online classes CLB 1 through CLB 5

Starts & EndsDaysTimeLocation
May 2 - Aug 12, 2022Monday – Friday9 am – 2:30 pmMon, Tue & Wed: Avonmore School
Thu & Fri: Online
Sep 6 - Dec 20, 2022Monday – Friday9 am – 2:30 pmTue, Wed & Thu: Avonmore School
Mon & Fri: Online
Jan 9 - Apr 28, 2023Monday – Friday9 am – 2:30 pmTue, Wed & Thu: Avonmore School
Mon & Fri: Online
May 1 - Aug 11, 2023Monday – Friday9 am – 2:30 pmTue, Wed & Thu: Avonmore School
Mon & Fri: Online

Metro Avonmore (MAV), 7835 -76 Ave. NW
Situated near a major road, Metro Avonmore is easily accessible and located on major Edmonton bus routes.

 

To register, you will need an assessment with Catholic Social Services and a Permanent Resident card to complete your application. New! Mid-term enrollment is available. To participate in the online program, you will require internet access and access to technology such as a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, iPad or similar device.

 

Full-Time LINC with Childminding

Instruction is offered for Levels 3, 4, and 5 in a hybrid model: online and in-person at our Metro McKee location. We are delighted to offer free limited childminding services for learners attending the full-time LINC program. Childminding is provided for children aged 19 months to preschool. We try to accommodate as many students’ children as possible, but spots are limited.

In-person & Online classes Levels 3, 4 & 5

Starts & EndsDaysTimeLocation
May 2 - Aug 12, 2022Monday – Friday9 am – 2:30 pmMon, Tue & Wed: McKee School
Thu & Fri: Online
Sep 6 - Dec 20, 2022Monday – Friday9 am – 2:30 pmTue, Wed & Thu: McKee School
Mon & Fri: Online
Jan 9 - Apr 28, 2023Monday – Friday9 am – 2:30 pmTue, Wed & Thu: McKee School
Mon & Fri: Online
May 1 - Aug 11, 2023Monday – Friday9 am – 2:30 pmTue, Wed & Thu: McKee School
Mon & Fri: Online

McKee School (MCK), 10725 – 51 Ave. NW

 

To register, you will need an assessment with Catholic Social Services and a Permanent Resident card to complete your application. New! Mid-term enrollment is available. To participate in the online program, you will require internet access and access to technology such as a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, iPad or similar device.

 

Part-Time LINC

Part-time LINC for levels 4 and 5 (combined class) is offered at the days/locations shown below.

In-person & Online classes Levels 4 & 5

Starts & EndsDaysTimeLocation
May 3 - Aug 12, 2022Tue, Wed & Thu9 am – noonTue, Wed: Avonmore School
Thu: Online
Sep 6 - Dec 20, 2022 Tue, Wed & Thu9 am – noonTue, Wed & Thu: Avonmore School
Jan 9 - Apr 28, 2023Tue, Wed & Thu9 am – noonTue, Wed & Thu: Avonmore School
May 1 - Aug 11, 2023Tue, Wed & Thu9 am – noonTue, Wed & Thu: Avonmore School

Metro Avonmore (MAV), 7835 -76 Ave. NW
Situated near a major road, Metro Avonmore is easily accessible and located on major Edmonton bus routes.

 

Online-only classes Levels 4 & 5

Starts & EndsDaysTimeLocation
May 2 - Aug 12, 2022Monday – Friday12 pm – 2:30 pmOnline
Sep 6 - Dec 20, 2022Monday – Friday12 pm – 2:30 pmOnline
Jan 9 - Apr 28, 2023Monday – Friday12 pm – 2:30 pmOnline
May 1 - Aug 11, 2023Monday – Friday12 pm – 2:30 pmOnline

 
 

Online-only classes Levels 2 & 3

Part-time LINC for levels 2 and 3 (combined class) is offered online.

Starts & EndsDaysTimeLocation
May 2 - Aug 12, 2022Monday – Friday9 am – 11:30 amOnline
Sep 6 - Dec 20, 2022Monday – Friday9 am – 11:30 amOnline
Jan 9 - Apr 28, 2023Monday – Friday9 am – 11:30 amOnline
May 1 - Aug 11, 2023Monday – Friday9 am – 11:30 amOnline

 
 

Online-only classes Levels 1 & 2

Part-time LINC for levels 1 and 2 (combined class) is offered online.

Starts & EndsDaysTimeLocation
May 2 - Aug 12, 2022Monday – Friday9 am – noonOnline
Sep 6 - Dec 20, 2022Monday – Friday9 am – noonOnline
Jan 9 - Apr 28, 2023Monday – Friday9 am – noonOnline
May 1 - Aug 11, 2023Monday – Friday9 am – noonOnline

 

You will need an assessment with Catholic Social Services and a Permanent Resident card to complete your application. New! Mid-term enrollment is available. To participate in the online program, you will require internet access and access to technology such as a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, iPad or similar device. 


Please remember to bring your Permanent Resident card.

Metro’s part-time evening LINC program at J Percy Page has been closed.


There is a daycare on-site at Avonmore

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