Holland College offers day (full-time and part-time) and evening (part-time) classes for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) in person and online on a year-round basis.
The LINC program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). LINC provides language skills specialized to settlement in Canada. 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 enrolment 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 Immigrant & Refugee Services Association PEI (IRSA). candidates must:
The first language test is usually scheduled during the intake process at Immigrant & Refugee Services Association PEI (IRSA). 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 Immigrant & Refugee Services Association PEI (IRSA). visit the 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 Immigrant & Refugee Services Association PEI (IRSA)..
Please note, if you are an international student interested in studying at Holland College and want to improve your 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 your English language skills, take a look at our English for Academic Purposes program.
La Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (Prince Edward Island's Francophone integration cooperative) provides similar services to IRSAPEI and LINC but for French-speaking newcomers. Any newcomer interested in obtaining services in French may contact Sandrine at by email at Sandrine@cifipe.ca
For more information, please contact:
Program Manager, Community Education
34 Belmont Street