Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) provides basic English language training to facilitate social, cultural and economic adaptation for permanent residents or refugees that have come to Canada.

This program is designed to help with adjustment and confidence, including information about the local community and Canadian society. Language skills are practical and self-sustaining. LINC classes are organized by Canadian language benchmark levels and YW currently offers CLB 1 to CLB 7.

YW Calgary offers childminding services for parents enrolled in our LINC classes.

LINC registration for the 2017 Winter Semester is now open:

Spring/Summer Semester Schedule

LINC registration must be done in person. Please bring your Permanent Resident card and a current LINC certificate if you have one.

If you require a language assessment, please go to ILVARC at Immigrant Services Calgary or call 403 262 2656.

Office hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
We are closed to the public on Sundays.

programs available for:

  • Women
  • New Canadians
  • Men

How to register:

Call: 403- 750-5357 or email linc@ywcalgary.ca