LINC Home Study

What is LINC Home Study?

If you are unable to take LINC classes in person due to illness, disability, conflicting work schedules, or distance, we offer free online English classes through the LINC Home Study program.

LINC Home Study is a free program offered in two parts:

  1. Complete activities and lessons online every day on the LINC Home Study website. You can log on anytime and work through the online classes.
  2. Receive a weekly phone/Skype call from your LINC Home Study Instructor. Your instructor will monitor your progress, explain activities, and assign homework. If you have any questions about the lessons, your instructor will help you.


When is it?

You will complete a 30 minute 1-on-1 meeting with your instructor each week, by phone or Skype. The meeting can be anytime between 8:30am to 10:00pm, Monday to Friday. Times on Saturday are limited to requests.

After the 1-on-1 meeting, you must complete 5 to 7 hours of homework per week, on your own schedule.

Where is it?

  • This program is offered online.
  • To participate, students use a computer and their choice of phone or Skype to talk with their teacher during the 1-on-1 meeting.
  • To download Skype, click here.If you need help registering, the WORC office is at the following location:
    • CIES Whitehorn (NE)
      • 3820 – 32nd Street Northeast, Calgary, AB T1Y 7L9
      • Contact (403) 291-0002
      • CIES Whitehorn – Email

What is the cost?

This program is offered for free with no registration fees.

How do I join?

Requirements / Eligibility

To join this program you must meet the following eligibility:

  • Must be a Permanent resident of Canada or Convention Refugee
  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) CLB 3 to CLB 7
  • A basic familiarity with computers (Email, Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer)
  • A computer (non-tablet) with internet access.

To join this program, follow the steps below.

Important: If you are unableto bring your ILVARC referral form to the office (due to schedule, illness, childcare reasons, or disability) or require help in registering, use the “Contact Us” button on the right side of this page.

Step 1: Complete an English Language Test

Book an appointment for an English language test. You can do this by contacting ILVARC at the following:

Immigrant Services Calgary / ILVARC
#1200, 910 7th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2P 3N8
Phone: 403-265-1120
Fax: 403-266-2486

Step 2: Get an Official Referral Form

Book an appointment for an Official Referral Form You can do this by contacting ILVARC at the following:

Immigrant Services Calgary / ILVARC
#1200, 910 7th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2P 3N8
Phone: 403-265-1120
Fax: 403-266-2486

Tell them you are interested in doing this program.

Step 3: Bring your Language Results and Referral Form

Bring your Language Results and Referral Form to our location during regular office hours. Do not come later than 30-minutes before the end of the day as we may not have time to complete your registration.

Step 4: Wait for your spot

After you have provided your forms and completed the registration, receive a copy of the “While You Wait” document and wait for your call to start class.

How do I get a LINC Certificate from this program?

  • Students who complete one term and successfully pass their Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Assessment are eligible for a LINC Certificate, which is mailed directly to their house  or made available for pick-up.
  • Only students who complete this pre-requisite are eligible for a LINC Certificate. If a student has not completed enough hours of instruction and/or passed their CLB Assessment, they are not eligible for a certificate.
  • This certificate can be used for Canadian Citizenship applications. Only the original should be sent with your application package. If you need another LINC Certificate for your own records, please ask for a new one.

What if I have questions?

If you have any questions about this program, fill out the contact form below.



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