Student Testimonials

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Students share their experiences in the free classes for newcomers

LINC College Preparation

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Karla Rangel

I found the course very useful, interesting, and challenging. I learned a lot. I am pretty sure that I am going to use all the knowledge I got during the course in my future life.

Karla has a background in Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine

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Klodia Haroum

The LINC College Preparation course was really valuable to improve my four skills in the English language. Also, it provided great resources to help us with our studies.


George Assaf

The way the LINC College Preparation itself is built prepared me to enter college with confidence because it is designed in a way that mimics college life.


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Elaheh Mohabbatyabadeh

Do not hesitate. This is a great way to strengthen your English skills and make great friends.


Occupation-specific Language Training

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Abdulbary Farhat

What I really liked about the OSLT course is how it made me realize the cultural differences that are linked to everyday life and the workplace. I have a much better understanding of Canadian culture and how to deal with Canadian people in an effective way.

Abdulbary has a background as a Security System Engineer

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Trisha Huang 

A good course can help the new comer to be happy, fearless and successful in a new environment. OSLT is really a good course for a new comer who wants to find a job in Canada.  The on-line videos and practice in class allow for deeper knowledge. I really liked the flexibility of learning on-line. By doing presentations and in-class dialogues, the course helped to improve my skills and improve y confidence.

Trisha has a background in IT Project Management

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Eldin Dukhan

My biggest win from OSLT was understanding how to create a network, which is custom-tailored for me that allows me to work in my most productive zone, and to reach the people who need my help the most.

Eldin has a background in Mechanical Engineering 

Workplace Preparation

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Jaime Loaiza - Background in Architectural Technology

There are many different obstacles internationally trained professionals have to navigate and solve once here in Canada. Prior to starting Workplace Preparation program (also known as WPP), I found myself needing a much clearer path for landing in my field in Canada. Five months prior to starting the program, I was struggling with coming to the realization that I was no longer working in my professional field. This can be overwhelming initially and challenging at times to move past. 

WPP helped highlight some of those barriers and how to overcome them. Having the opportunity to be in an academic environment, sharing and gaining knowledge with everyone in the program positively affected my well-being, allowing me to adapt more smoothly and better understand how to effectively apply within my field of work in Canada.

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Paula Avila - Background in Marketing Management

A valuable lesson I’ve learned from the Workplace Preparation Program was to know and use the NOC list. I knew of its existence before, however I did not know in which way it could be helpful for my career. I believe the more we know, we will be better prepared to understand the Canadian job market, we will be capable of negotiating a salary, and research for similar jobs that we might have overlooked for not being aware.

The motivation that we are given in class about how our contribution to the local job market is important as internationally trained professionals, it gives us the confidence we need to look for the jobs that are going to be appropriate for us.

Tilak Pathak - Background in Medicine-Pathology

I would like to recommend this program because is important to learn workplace culture, communication skills, resume preparation and interview skills. Workplace Preparation also pushes us beyond our comfort zone which is important for newcomers to improve their communication and networking skills with professional groups.

Ekaterina Hoteeva - Background in Architectural

I am very happy to recommend Mohawk College programs for immigrants. Programs I participated in have changed my low expectations attitude toward my professional career in Canada. Mohawk College courses for immigrants helped me to reduce tension within family daily life, gave me strength to decide to continue my education, and gave me an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and connections. The energy I received from instructors in class gave me huge motivation to start doing what I really want, to keep following my dream and to find a job in my professional field.

Thi Lan Phuong (Julia) Hoang - Background in Agriculture and Business Administration

A trainer from Immigrant Working Centre (IWC) referred me to WPP at Mohawk College. During the course, I developed my communication and presentation skills and was given the opportunity to better understand the Canadian workplace. Currently, I’m a student in the Business-Accounting Co-op program at Mohawk College. The WPP program at Mohawk has opened a new door for me and given me the hope that I need to never give up. Big thanks to the academic and management administration team for providing us with a secret weapon to step up.

Nausheen Kamal - Background in Administration

The WPP is a very helpful tool for supporting newcomers in their job search. It gives newcomers an amazing platform to learn about the Canadian work culture, ethic and job market. Thanks to the program at Mohawk, I learned how to navigate things very well. WPP is also a great space for networking opportunities with people from different academic and cultural background sharing their experience. The course was interesting with excellent career advisor support, who has always encouraged us to be the best.



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