Evaluation of the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program

Text version: LINC SPOs by region

Atlantic 5.8%
Ontario 72.3%
Prairies and Northern Territories 21.3%
BC/Yukon 0.6%

Text version: Type of service provider

School Board 15.5%
College 13.5%
Community Agency 64.5%
Private Trainer 5.8%
Church 0.6%

Text version: Dropout rate by region

Atlantic 22%
Ontario 25%
Prairies 12%

Text version: Class start time

Morning 55%
Afternoon 26%
Evening 19%

Text version: Hours per week in LINC classes

3 to 12 hours 31%
12.5 hours 11%
15 hours 25%
22 to 23 hours 6%
25 hours 25%
30 hours 3%

Text version: Weekly class meeting days

Sunday 3%
Monday 87%
Tuesday 88%
Wednesday 88%
Thursday 90%
Friday 75%
Saturday 0%

Text version: Country of birth of LINC students

China 22.1%
India 7.7%
Columbia 7.2%
Iraq 5.7%
Sri Lanka 4.7%
Afghanistan 4.4%
Pakistan 4.4%
Iran 3.5%
Russia 3.1%
Ethiopia 2.5%
Ukraine 2.4%
Vietnam 2.0%
Korea 2.0%
Albania 1.3%
Congo 1.1%
Eritrea 1.1%
Somalia 1.1%
Syria 1.1%
Other 22.6%

Text version: Highest level of education completed before moving to Canada

None 3%
Grade school 9%
Some high school 14%
High school diploma 14%
Some post-secondary 13%
College diploma 13%
University degree 35%

Text version: Employment status of students

Unemployed, not looking for work 30%
Unemployed, looking for work 44%
Employed full-time 13%
Employed part-time 13%
Other 1%

Text version: Student rating of LINC for how well it teaches English

A (Excellent) 50%
B (Good) 41%
C (Average) 8%
D (Below average) 1%
F (Poor) 0%

Text version: Student rating of LINC for what it teaches about Canada

A (Excellent) 45%
B (Good) 47%
C (Average) 6%
D (Below average) 1%
F (Poor) 1%

Text version: Helpfulness of LINC course for reaching learner goals

Very helpful 77%
Somewhat helpful 22%
Not at all helpful 1%

Text version: Helpfulness of LINC course for understanding and speaking with Canadians in daily life

Very helpful 75%
Somewhat helpful 24%
Not at all helpful 1%

Text version: Reasons for quitting previous courses

Never quit a course 69%
Took a job 9%
Look for a job 5%
No child care services 4%
No transportation allowance 1%
Health reasons 2%
Moved 6%
Took other training 2%
Financial reasons 1%
Disliked course or teacher 2%
Personal reasons 5%
Other 4%

Text version: Age distribution of teachers

Under 25 0%
25-34 13%
35-44 28%
45-54 30%
55-64 25%
65+ 5%

Text version: Educational qualifications

Provincial Teaching Certificate 50%
College diploma 11%
B. Ed. 35%
Other Bachelors 61%
M.Ed. 17%
Other Masters 17%
Ed. D. 0%
Other Ph.D. 2%

Text version: Weekly hours of LINC instruction

Under 15 15%
15 to 24 24%
25 to 29 30%
30 to 39 29%
40 + 2%
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