LINC Works

Improving newcomer workplace readiness

LINC Works

LINC Works integrates essential skills, entry-level certifications, and facilitated work placements into programming for newcomers to better prepare them to enter the workforce and maintain employment.

The project focuses on LINC learners at CLB levels 3 and 5, and will be applicable for a variety of platforms including rural deliveries as well as other English as a Second Language (ESL) programs for newcomers.

Project highlights

  • Modules (e.g. Workplace Culture, Job Basics, and Introduction to Customer Service) and certificate/ticket preparation (e.g. WHMIS, First Aid, Food Safety) include: a module plan, lesson plan, handouts and skill-building acitivities, reflections, and PBLA tasks
  • Materials are classified as open education resources and can be modified to suit learner and program needs
  • A facilitated work placement at the CLB 5 level provides newcomers with the desired Canadian experience and increased marketability
  • Included is the newly revised and updated Canadian Language Benchmarks and Essential Skills: A Comparative Framework
  • Teacher training resources help instructors integrate the material into their platform and provide a basic understanding of the essential skills

The LINC Works project works with stakeholders across Canada to ensure there is pan-Canadian input.


In partnership with:

Project Leads:

Lisa Rochman, Associate Dean
Faculty of Foundational, Career, & Intercultural Studies
NorQuest College

Kim Chaba, Instructor
Faculty of Foundational, Career, & Intercultural Studies
NorQuest College

Contact Information


LINC Program Page:
LINC at NorQuest College