LINC - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada - Overview

Program Overview

Are you new to Canada? NorQuest College supports students' settlement in Alberta and Canada by offering courses that will help you improve English language skills and develop essential skills.

Our classes are based on educational streams, range from basic literacy to CLB 8, and include specialized courses such as  Youth LINC, LINC Volunteer, LINC Hybrid, LINC Online, LINC Rural Delivery, LINC Home Study, and other employment related programming.

We have highly qualified instructors, an extensive LINC library, innovative computer and iPad language labs, and offer a variety of extracurricular activities. Learner services such as student advisors and career and work experience consultants, are available to all LINC students via personal appointments, phone, email, Skype, or other messenger tools.

Tuition for LINC is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. There are no fees or tuition for eligible students.

Career Potential

Students will have the language skills and settlement knowledge necessary to successfully integrate into the Canadian community and pursue further education or career options.

Program Length


Delivery Options

Full-time (FT), Part-time (PT), Distance, Hybrid, Online


Anywhere, Edmonton Downtown, Westmount

The LINC program is also offered outside of Edmonton in rural Alberta communities.

Credential Outcome

Completion Certificate

Term Start

Fall Start (September), Winter Start (January), Spring Start (May), Varies