LINC Program

Language Instruction for Newcomers

COVID-19 Program Update

Effective September 20, 2021: Due to the increase in community transmission of COVID-19 in Alberta, our ESL and LINC classes are moving online until further notice.

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 4. The program provides language training, settlement skills and assistance,orientation to the community and Canadian cultural experiences.

15 weeks (375 hrs)

DAYS STARTS-ENDS TIME
Mon-Fri Sept 2 – Dec 15, 2021 9 am – 2:30 pm
Mon-Fri Jan 3 – Apr 22, 2022 9 am – 2:30 pm
Mon-Fri May 2 – Aug 12, 2022 9 am – 2:30 pm

 

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.

Fall 2021 classes are currently online due to health and safety restrictions. This will be monitored and adjusted as necessary. Please contact Customer Service if you have any questions.

 

Full-Time LINC with Childminding

Instruction is offered for Levels 3, 4, and 5 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.

DAYS STARTS-ENDS TIME
Mon-Fri Sept 2 – Dec 15, 2021 9 am – 2:30 pm
Mon-Fri Jan 3 – Apr 22, 2022 9 am – 2:30 pm
Mon-Fri May 2 – Aug 12, 2022 9 am – 2:30 pm

 

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.

Fall 2021 classes are currently online due to health and safety restrictions. This will be monitored and adjusted as necessary. Please contact Customer Service if you have any questions.

 

Part-Time LINC

Part-time LINC for levels 4 and 5 (combined class) is offered in-person at Avonmore School.

DAYS STARTS-ENDS TIME LOCATION
Mon, Wed & Fri Sept 2 – Dec 15, 2021 9 am – noon Avonmore School
Mon, Wed & Fri Jan 3 – Apr 22, 2022 9 am – noon Avonmore School
Mon, Wed & Fri May 2 – Aug 12, 2022 9 am – noon Avonmore School

 

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

DAYS STARTS-ENDS TIME LOCATION
Monday – Friday Sept 2 – Dec 15, 2021 9 am – noon Online

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.