Last Updated: August 16, 2017

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):



Page edited August 16, 2017 to add Centennial College OSLT program.