Holland College offers day (full-time and part-time) and evening (part-time) classes for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) on a year-round basis.
If you are a Canadian permanent resident or a protected person, you can take language classes at no cost. They are funded by the Canadian government.
These classes are called: Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC). LINC is a free language training program for eligible adult learners.
The LINC program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). You do not have to pay to for LINC classes. LINC provides basic language skills. If you need specific language skills, you may want to consider a program that better fits your educational or career goals.
To be eligible for the LINC program, you must:
You are not eligible for LINC if you are a:
Student enrollment operates on continuous intake, and students can enroll in LINC classes after completing the following steps:
To be eligible for free CLBPT testing in English at the PEIANC candidates must:
The first language test is usually scheduled during the intake process at the PEIANC. The first CLBPT is free for all permanent residents. A fee of $50 applies if the test has to be taken a second time, and applies to all assessments for people without permanent resident status.
For more information on the PEIANC, visit their website or view the following links:
You can also take a free CLB online self-assessment language test (for reading and listening). The results of this test are for your information only, and the test does not replace the official CLBPT offered at PEIANC.
Please note, if you are an international student interested in studying at Holland College and want to improve you English language skills, take a look at our English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP)
When you study in the LINC Program (CLB 1-8), you will learn the following:
Reading, writing, listening and speaking in English
Useful and practical topics such as housing, banking, medical, employment and transportation
Making new friends from many different countries
Understanding Canadian culture, norms and practices
Confidence in expressing yourself and interacting with others
This versatile guide is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Korean and covers aspects of life in P.E.I., the Atlantic Provinces and Canada. It provides numerous links to external web pages, important documents and forms. The guide contains useful information on a variety of topics including:
Please note, if you are an international student interested in studying at Holland College and want to improve you English language skills, take a look at our English for Academic Purposes program.
For more information, please contact:
Acting Manager, Community Education
34 Belmont Street