Frequently Asked Questions
LINKS Institute is in the process of applying for DLI status, and so we cannot register international students at this time. However, LINKS offers a variety of micro-credentials and workshops that anyone can take, regardless of their location/country of nationality. Please contact us to learn more or to register your future interest with LINKS Institute.
LINKS Institute is a private vocational institute (career college) registered in Manitoba. LINKS is an online school, meaning that students can register and attend classes, online, from anywhere in Manitoba and beyond. LINKS is owned and operated by experts in the health and social service fields. Career colleges are regulated in Manitoba by the Ministry of Economic Development and Jobs.
The application process is started by booking a call with a registration advisor. LINKS staff will learn more about your experience and interest in the program, and provide more details about signing up.
To be eligible to register as a student with LINKS Institute, you must hold a high school diploma or GED, and be a Canadian permanent resident or citizen. Mature students who do not hold a high school diploma or GED may be eligible for admission- please contact us for more details.
There are a wide variety of employment options available to graduates of a LINKS program. Here are some examples: women’s shelter supervisor, rehabilitation worker – social services, community service worker, crisis intervention worker, developmental service worker, drop-in centre worker, family service worker, group home worker, mental health worker, Aboriginal outreach worker, social services worker, youth worker, child and youth worker, addictions worker, community development worker. Please, read more here.
Classes are held online and are live/interactive. Classes are held 4 days a week for a total of 21 hours of class time. Sometimes, lectures may be recorded for students to view in their own time. The purpose of live/interactive classes is for students to benefit from discussion and the expertise of their classmates and instructors.
Each community and social service worker program contains the same 9 core courses. Specializations include more courses, to give student specific knowledge in the area they are interested in.
As a fulltime student, you would take 3 courses at one time. Each term lasts 6 weeks. The number of terms will vary based on the program you have chosen. The practicum is the final course that you will take.
The next intake of students begins on January 2nd, 2024.
Yes: LINKS Institute is proud to partner with Indigenous, First Nations and Metis groups.
Tuition can be paid by cash, check or credit card. Tuition can be paid term by term. Other payment options may be available at the discretion of LINKS Institute.
YES! LINKS Institute’s programs are eligible for Manitoba Student Loans