• The Integration Advantage

The Integration Advantage

The LINC programs at Bow Valley College and Norquest College are succeeding.

This report describes research that was undertaken at Bow Valley College and NorQuest College to understand the experience and perceptions of adult immigrants enrolled in the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) programs. 

In particular, the research focused on students’ perceptions of a college learning environment, utilization of learner support services and campus activities, informal and formal engagement with college community, and perceptions of their college experiences in relation to settlement and integration.  Findings and recommendations highlight the contribution Colleges make to integration and settlement of newcomers, and suggest further activities and approaches that colleges can undertake to increase newcomer integration.

Learn more about the applied research project: Understanding LINC Learners' Experiences in College Settings