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1.    CLB (Canadian Language Benchmarks) are the national standard used to describe, measure, and recognize adult English as a Second Language (ESL) ability in Canada.

2.  LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) program is for adult immigrants and refugees (18 years of age or older) who need to develop necessary language and life skills to actively function in the Canadian society. 

3.  LINC Literacy Program is for adult immigrants and refugees (18 years of age or older) who have never been to school or have gone to school sporadically and have insufficient exposure to the classroom environment and learning strategies.

4. Community-Based Linc for Seniors Program CB-LINC for Seniors (Community-Based LINC for Seniors) Program is for landed immigrants who are 55+ years old and desire to improve their language skills and get more engaged in their community. 

5. Care for Newcomer Children Program The LINC childcare program at the Centre for newcomers is dedicated to professional excellence focusing on early childhood education.

6. Bi-Literacy Classes The Arabic - English and Tigrinya - English literacy classes will help adult learners improve their first language and English literacy skills. 

7. Community-Based Care for Newcomer Children (CBCNC) helps qualified low-income students from all  Calgary  LINC schools to use free childcare in a licensed daycare centre or day home if their child is between 1- 5 years of age.

8.  Customer Services Cares 4-week training with a focus on learning customer service language skills, job search skills and job placement support.

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