LINC Blended

What Is LINC Blended?

For students who are unable to attend part-time classes, but still wish to have classroom interaction, we offer the LINC Blended Program (LBP). This program is offered in two parts: a once-per-week classroom session, and daily self-directed activities completed online. Classes are offered to clients with benchmarks 3-3-3-3 to 5-5-6-6 who are unable to attend regular LINC classes due to illness, disability, conflicting work schedules, or their role as a family caregiver, but are still able to attend one weekly in-class instruction (unlike LINC Home Study which is completely online).

Each week students attend one in-person class, led by a qualified English instructor who provides English language training and essential skills, life skills and cultural awareness about Canada. This also gives students time to interact with other newcomers like themselves and develop new networks, friendships, and partnerships for their settlement process.

After this weekly class, students return home and begin exercises and activities that are hosted on the CIES Learning Management System (a website dedicated to online learning). It is here that digital lessons, mirroring the in-class curriculum, provide at-home guidance for students to continue their studies. LBP students can log on anytime and work through the online classes to complete their learning objectives, as well as communicate with their fellow classmates and interact with their LBP instructor.

Classes are free of charge and provide self-driven students the opportunity to further their English skills in a classroom and at-home environment. Classes require a basic familiarity with computers with internet access.


Am I Eligible?

  • Must be a Permanent resident of Canada or Conventional Refugee
  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Completed ILVARC Assessment (CLB) with levels 3-3-3-3 to 5-5-6-6
  • A basic familiarity with computers (Email, Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer)
  • A computer (or Moodle-capable tablet) with internet access.

When Is This Class?

  • In-Class instruction is held 1-day per week and is 3 hours in length. The time of class is determined by the level of the class.
  • At-Home activities can be completed anytime, but are always due at the next in-class instruction.
    • At-Home activities equal approximately 3 hours of homework per week.

Where Is This Class?

  • This program is offered in-person AND online.
    • The Welcome Centre for New Immigrants. 3820 – 32nd Street Northeast. Calgary, AB. T1Y 7L9. For more information, call 403-291-0002.
    • Online classes can be accessed through the CIES|Learn learning management system (LMS).








The LINC Blended Program is intended for people who are unable to attend regular daily classes.
By checking this box I acknowledge that my application is final, truthful, and has been completed to the best of my knowledge. I also acknowledge that I am not currently attending LINC classes at CIES or any other institution, as this would void my application, and I have not received Canadian Citizenship.

How Do I Log In?

  • Students enrolled in LINC Blended will receive a unique Username and Password for their studies.
  • To participate, click the red button below and type in your username and password.
  • If you are having problems logging in, contact the program coordinator by clicking here.

LINC Blended – Log-In

How Else Should I Know?

  • We will soon be hosting a series of videos intended to help LINC Blended students begin their studies with a firm idea of what digital skills will be required of them.

How Do I Get a LINC Certificate?

  • Coming Soon