Employment-related language training
Multiple organizations, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) – Enhanced Language Training (ELT)
The Canadian government provides funding to numerous providers of higher levels of language training to newcomers, with a focus on developing communication skills for the Canadian workplace. Enhanced Language Training (ELT) helps newcomers improve their proficiency and confidence to more easily and quickly find and keep jobs for which they are qualified.
Some ELT programs have bridge-to-work assistance, including mentorship, work placements and other employment help.
Some ELT programs are job/industry specific and others are generic. Refugees, who are Internationally trained professionals are eligible. Must have minimum language level at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 6 to 10. Childminding and transportation allowance may be available to those who qualify.
The following service providers are among those offering job-specific/sector-specific ELT classes in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA):
- ACCES Employment Services (Language for Workplace Connections (generic); Engineering Connections)
- Catholic Cross-cultural Services (Healthcare)
- Centennial College (Entrepreneurship and Sales and Marketing, Accounting and Finance, Project Management, and Health Care)
- COSTI Immigrant Services ( Office Administration & Finance; Accounting and Finance; Office Administration and Customer Service; Personal Support Workers)
- JVS Toronto (Canadian Workplace Communication for International Trained Individuals – Banking, Finance, Architecture and Information Technology)
- Ryerson University (Internationally-Educated Engineers Qualification Bridging (IEEQB) Program)
- Skills for Change (ELT for Engineers and Construction coming soon)
- Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (Engineering)
- Toronto Catholic District School Board (ELT for ESL Instructors)
- Toronto District School Board (Accounting; Customer Service & Administration for Immigrant Women; Engineering; Financial Services; IT; Sales & Marketing)
- University of Toronto – Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy (Pharmacy)
- Woodgreen Community Services (IT; Finance; Community Services-Frontline; Engineering; Healthcare)
- YMCA Toronto (Hospitality)
- Humber College (Technology; and Project Management)
- Seneca College (Accounting and Finance; Entrepreneurship and Sales and Marketing; Health Care; Human Services: Children and Youth; and Technology)
Page edited August 16, 2017 to add Centennial College OSLT program.