About the National LINC Online Curriculum (NLOC) Project

The National LINC Online Curriculum Project is a five-year project funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), managed by Achēv, and supported by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks. The complete and formal launch of this new curriculum will be in 2025.

The eLearning units are easy to adopt into LINC programming, they are PBLA supported, ready-made, and asynchronous for LINC learners anytime, anywhere.

75 eLearning units for learners across CLB levels 3-5 will be available on avenue.ca, which is a learning platform managed by New Language Solutions.

Why Choose NLOC?

  • Ready-made (off-the-shelf), self-directed courseware available to LINC instructors on avenue.ca
  • CLB-aligned and PBLA compatible
  • Updated themes for the 21st century
  • Structured, yet versatile – works with any learning model
  • Features specialized content (ex. Francophone Communities, Indigeneity, 2SLGBTQ+, Cultural Competency)
  • Accessible, engaging, interactive, and fun activities
  • Includes digital literacy and critical skills

Learning Modes

Self-directed (asynchronous)

The learner is in charge of their own learning and works through the activities and tasks at their own pace.


Instructors can assign selected sections/activities from eLearning units for learners to complete on their own. Instructors can then review and practice remaining sections together synchronously.

In-person (synchronous)

eLearning units can serve as a foundation for a class where instructors can supplement with addtional materials / resources. Or, supplement your desired lesson plan with our eLearning units.

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    Check out our CLB 3 to 5 eLearning unit topics

    • Changing your Work Schedule
    • Getting Feedback at Work
    • Finding Information on a Prescription Label
    • Buying an Item at a Yard Sale
    • Asking for a Product at the Bank
    • Finding Information on a Pay Statement
    • Finding a Program in the Community
    • Copying Information from a School Calendar
    • Asking a Neighbour for a Favour
    • Taking Safety Training at Work
    • Picking Up a Food Order
    • Following Rules for Recycling
    • Having a Walk-in Interview
    • Asking for Help in a Clothing Store
    • Talking to a Doctor Online
    • Having a Parent-Teacher Conference
    • Finding a Product in a Store
    • Getting Information from a Community Newsletter
    • Posting About a Family Celebration
    • Completing an Online Job Application
    • Using a Transit App
    • Getting Information About Debit Card Safety
    • Getting Information about a School Event
    • Completing a Timesheet
    • Talking about your Mental Health
    • Getting Information about Summer Pests
    • Having an Orientation to the Workplace
    • Getting Information from a Course Description
    • Giving Instructions to Complete a Task
    • Cancelling Plans with a Friend
    • Thanking a Host for an Event
    • Going Camping with Friends
    • Having an Informational Interview
    • Getting the Weather Forecast
    • Finding Information on Common Health Conditions
    • Finding a Volunteer Position
    • Talking to a Registered Dietician
    • Getting Tips for Budgeting
    • Contributing to a Community Newsletter
    • Talking about your Skills at a Job Fair
    • Finding Information on a Credit
    • Expressing a Goodwill Message to a Co-worker
    • Completing an Application for an Apartment
    • Preparing an Emergency Kit
    • Finding Information in an Employee Manual
    • Getting a Notice from Your Landlord
    • Choosing the Right Product
    • Talking about a Situation at School
    • Having a Procedure at the Hospital
    • Leaving a Workplace
    • Studying History for the Citizenship Test
    • Searching for a Job Online
    • Posting an Online Ad
    • Getting Feedback on Your Progress at School
    • Talking about Your Weekend
    • Getting Information from a Workplace Notice
    • Talking About a Neighbourhood Problem
    • Going to the Emergency Department
    • Telling a Friend About a Library Program
    • Identifying Job Scams
    • Reporting an Incident to the Police
    • Networking with Peers at an Event
    • Giving Instructions for a Workplace Device
    • Assembling a Product from a Store
    • Getting Information about Employee Support Benefits
    • Creating an Online Professional Profile
    • Learning about Indigenous Culture
    • Researching an Occupation
    • Giving a Short Presentation at an Event
    • Creating a Personal Podcast
    • Applying for a Tax Benefit
    • Describing a Problem at Work
    • Identifying Details of a Bridging Program
    • Choosing the Right RESP
    • Locating Information on Employment Insurance
    funded by immigration refugees and citizenship canada
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