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. 

The program is based on the unique needs of the literacy learners. The classes focus on specific learning supports, approaches and instruction that can effectively facilitate literacy development in the learners. They also provide digital literacy, oral communication, numeracy, and sociolinguistic and cultural awareness through real world tasks. The learners are assessed through PBLA i.e. Portfolio Based Language Instruction.

At Centre for Newcomers we offer full-time and part-time LINC Literacy classes. These classes are free of cost and can be joined anytime of the year. The childcare services are available for children 19 months to 5 years. The LINC Literacy classes offered at CFN are:

Please download the registration form below and email it with the following documents to: 
Sarah Hagos at s.hagos@centrefornewcomers.ca
1. Immigration Document: (Permanent Resident Card and Landing Document)
2. Language Assessment Report and Referral form from ‘Immigrant Services Calgary’ or your latest LINC Certificate. To take your language assessment test please contact ‘Immigrant Services Calgary’ at
Phone: 403-262-2656
       Email:  CLARC@immigrantservicescalgary.ca
Address: #1401, 910 7th Ave. SW Calgary
3. Child’s Alberta Health Care Card if childcare is needed.

Click below for the LINC registration form

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Hagos at 587-392-0148 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00pm – 4:00 pm

This program receives funding from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Office Hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

We are closed on Statutory holidays and long weekends



1010, 999 - 36 Street NE

Calgary, AB T2A 7X6

(located inside the T & T Pacific Place Mall. -  Please use the northeast entrance off of 36 st, 12 Ave NE. No access from 33 st NE.



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Phone: 403.569.3325
Email: info@centrefornewcomers.ca