The Newcomer Interagency Network (NIN) is conducting a survey in order to understand the challenges and needs of newcomers in Fort McMurray. The NIN is particularly interested in learning about newcomers’ experiences in terms of employment, language, education, housing, health, as well as social and cultural aspects. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is funding this project. The purpose of this research is to help organizations and stakeholders develop better programs, stronger policies and strengthen the community. This survey is anonymous and confidential and will take 15 minutes of your time.
What is LINC?
- LINC is an English language-training and settlement program funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (www.cic.gc.ca) that is offered at Keyano College
- LINC is designed to assist in the process of cultural, social, and economic understanding to help newcomers integrate more quickly and easily into Canadian society
- Keyano College currently offers part-time LINC instruction from Low Beginner to Upper Intermediate levels (CLB levels 0-6)
Who Can Take LINC?
- Permanent Residents or Convention Refugees, 18 years or older
How to Get Started?
Call 780-792-5706 or visit the Keyano College LINC Office to book an appointment for an English language assessment
- Classes are 12 hours a week and are offered in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings (Monday – Thursday)
- New students accepted into classes on the first Monday of every month
- Class sizes are limited
- Classes focus on the development of English speaking, reading, writing and listening skills
- Classes also include field trips, guest speakers and the sharing of cultures
- The LINC Program uses Portfolio-Based Language Assessment curriculum focused on settlement themes
- Themes include information about Canada in the following areas:
- Food and nutrition
- Consumer information
- Housing and neighbourhood issues
- Health care
- Recreation and entertainment
English at Keyano College Fort McMurray