Are you a permanent resident or refugee? Do you want to improve your English? Take our Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program.

Who is eligible?

  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Government assisted refugees
  • Ukrainian temporary residents and their dependents
  • 16 years of age or older

Class time hours and delivery methods:

  • Daytime classes
    Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
  • Evening classes
    Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 – 9:20 p.m.
    Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:50 p.m.

How to Register

Have you studied in LINC program within the last 2 years?

If Yes: Contact us to begin the registration process.

If No: We will refer you to the assessment centre. If your levels fall in our range, we will start the registration process.

Our language program

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) at Lethbridge College provides a full- or part-time English as a Second Language program with skill area classes at different CLB levels. We also offer:

  • Bridging with other Lethbridge College courses, including:
    • Upgrading
    • Trades
    • General Studies
    • Computer Information Technology
    • Fashion Design and Sustainable Marketing
    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Education
    • and more...

Beyond our classroom

The English Language Centre isn’t just a place for learning – we’ll help connect you to your new community through:

On-campus activities and services

  • Wellness services
  • Academic advising
  • Learning Café
  • Recreation services
  • LCSA events

If you are interested in LINC, please contact us for more information.

Contact us


Is there childcare support?

Yes, please contact the LINC coordinator for more information.

Can I study just 1 class per day?

No, you are required to study all classes.

If I have been in Canada for more than 10 years, can I still study?

Yes, if you are still a permanent resident in Canada, you can study as a LINC student.

What cost should I expect?

Transportation is at your own expense. A parking permit is required to park on campus (Daytime students only). You may bring school sup- plies (notebooks, markers, etc.) if needed.

Can I start after the semester begins?

Yes, we have continuous intake.

Can I register for both Daytime and Evening programs?

No, you need to choose one program.


LINC is made possible, free of charge, through funding provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada