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.


Important information

Before registering in a LINC class you need to have your language assessed by LARCC (Language Assessment, Referral & Counselling Centre).

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.

At this time, Metro does not offer evening or weekend LINC classes.

School location

Metro LINC classes are offered online and in-person at:

Metro Avonmore School

7835 – 76 Avenue NW

Map

Close to Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre, and LRT train (Avonmore stop - Valley Line)


 

Class dates

May 1 - August 13, 2024
September 4 - December 16, 2024
January 7 - April 25, 2025
May 1 - August 14, 2025

 

Classes offered

Full-Time In-person Class at Avonmore School

Level 1 to Level 5

9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Monday to Friday

Free childminding available to children 19 months to 5 years of age


Part-Time Online Class

Level 1 to Level 2

12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Afternoon


Monday to Friday online, with live instruction from the teacher

Part-Time Online Class

Level 3

9:00 am to 11:30 am
Morning


Monday to Friday online, with live instruction from the teacher

Part-Time Online Class

Level 4

12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Afternoon


Monday to Friday online, with live instruction from the teacher

Part-Time Online Class

Level 5

9:00 am to 11:30 am
Morning


Monday to Friday online, with live instruction from the teacher

 

Before you apply, you will need:

  1. Picture of the front and back of your Permanent Resident Card OR your Immigration Landing Paper
  2. Picture of your LARCC Assessment Test OR LINC Certificate or Progress Report

You must email your supporting documents to the Metro Continuing Education office at MetroELI@epsb.ca or if you prefer, visit our office and provide a copy of your documents.

This application will add you to the wait list for LINC classes. You will NOT be added to the wait list until we have all of your documents.