Funded by the Government of Canada, thirteen colleges across Ontario offer occupation-specific language training courses for newcomers to help them develop language and communication skills needed to:
Participants gain practical workplace communication skills through practicing authentic dialogue and communication tasks commonly performed on the job in their sector.
OSLT is offered at Ontario colleges at no cost to newcomers who:
|Health Sciences||Dental Hygienist|
|Medical Radiation Technologist
Personal Support Worker
|Human Services||Early Childhood Educator|
|Motive Power||Automotive Service Technician|
|Truck and Coach Technician
Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
|Technology||Architectural Technologist and Technician
Engineering Technologist and Technician
|Environmental Technologist and Technician
These occupation-specific language training courses take place at college campuses and workplaces and are offered part-time and full-time. The courses are approximately 180 hours in length.
To contact the college(s) in your region to find out more about OSLT go to www.co-oslt.org.
Newcomers who meet the above criteria can directly contact the college offering the OSLT class that you are interested in. To find out more about OSLT classes offered in your community, click here.
Before enrolment, you must also take a free English language test at an Assessment Centre located in your community to find out your current level of English language skills or CLB Level. Find out more about Assessment Centres in your community.