Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

Calgary Immigrant Women's Association

Provides a program for immigrant women to learn, develop, and practice English language skills.

Service offers:

  • reading, writing and pronunciation support
  • one-on-one language support
  • communication enhancement with computer and technology use
  • health education and community resources information and referral
  • field trips and group visits
  • guest speakers
  • free childcare for children 6 months to 6 years old

Key Provider: ILVARC (Immigrant Language and Vocational Assessment Referral Centre)
Yes, Service targeted to permanent residents who have completed a Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment.
Application Process
Service Access: Registration Required, To access service:
  • call ( ILVARC ) to schedule an assessment 403-262-2656 
  • call 403-263-4414 or email to register for a class 
  • visit website for details

Referral Process: Yes,

Referrals are sent from Immigrant Language and Vocational Assesment Referral Centre ( ILVARC ).

Waiting Period: Yes,

Wait times vary. Contact for details.

Web Site
Interpreters and translators may be available. Contact for details.
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: No

Documents Required

Referrals are sent from Immigrant Language and Vocational Assesment Referral Centre ( ILVARC ).

Wheelchair access: Yes - An accessible entrance (wheelchair ramp) is at the front of the building, an accessible washroom is located on the second floor; and accessible parking is available at the side of the building.
Other disabled access: Yes - Elevators.
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
September 18, 2023
138 4 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB, T2G 4Z6
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Hours of Operation

The LINC program operates part-time classes during the day and in the evenings based on a continuous intake process.  One-on-one support available for struggling language learners.

Part time programs are offered April to September and October to March.

9 am to 12 pm (part time days)

1 pm to 4 pm (part time days)

Evening and Saturday programs are offered April to July, August to November and November to March

5 pm to 8 pm (part time evenings)

9 am to 3:15 pm (Saturdays)