Free Workplace Preparation

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Turn your international education and experience into an opportunity with this FREE program.

Workplace Preparation (also known as Enhanced Language Training) is a FREE program offered to qualified new Canadian immigrants that have considerable background and experience from their country but have not yet worked in their field in Canada. This program will provide you with the skills and techniques that you need to increase your employability. The Workplace Program is offered in a modular format with flexible part or full time options.

Next session starts May!

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The course consists of three independent modules to provide maximum flexibility. Based on your goals and benchmarks you will be able to register in the following modules:


Labour Market Research and Project

Expand your understanding about your profession in Canada while staying current in your field

  • Learn industry specific information, market trends and current issues within your profession or occupation
  • Compare average salaries across cities and provinces
  • Understand the current employment conditions
  • Learn about the short, medium and long-term prospects for your job title locally, provincially and nationally
  • Research new opportunities for employment through exploration of alternative career options
  • Expand your knowledge on the importance of networking in Canada and learn about informational interviews 
  • Learn how to build professional relationships and have effective conversations with other professionals within your field

When: Tuesdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm plus 4 hours of online work per week

Job Search and Networking

Make your job application stand out, improve your networking skills and boost your confidence at a job interview

  • Learn how to create a tailored resume and cover letter that highlight your qualifications and experience
  • Match your transferable skills to a specific job description
  • Develop strong interview skills for telephone and face-to-face interviews
  • Use LinkedIn to network strategically with other professionals in Canada
  • Build a professional network in Canada within your field of interest

When: Thursdays from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm plus 5 hours of online work per week

Workplace Communication

Develop strong communication skills for the workplace

  • Learn about business etiquette and small talk in the workplace
  • Gain a better understanding about workplace culture in Canada
  • Develop problem solving skills through creative thinking
  • Learn about personality styles and how to manage interactions with other team members
  • Business emails and voicemail messages

When: Fridays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Workplace Communication for Working Professionals

For graduated professionals from the Workplace Preparation Program that are currently working in their field

  • Probationary period
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Performance review
  • Working in teams
  • Meetings and presentations

When: 1 hour online module with group participation on Wednesdays from 6 pm to 7 pm plus 1 hour self-study to be completed in your own time

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Next session starts May 2019

This program is for you if:

  • You are permanent resident of Canada or protected person 
  • You have international education and relevant work experience
  • You have high intermediate English level (Canadian Language Benchmark 6/7 or higher)

Obtain your proof of Canadian Language Benchmark assessment at:


  • Face-to-face classes are offered at Mohawk College, Fennell Campus
    (135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON L9C E05)


Contact Lil:
Email: learn.english [at] (subject: Question%20about%20Workplace%20Preparation%20Program%20)
Call: 905-575-1212 Ext. 3092

Newcomer Success Stories

manoj lalit

Manoj Lalit credits the Workplace Preparation Program at Mohawk College with getting two offers of jobs in his field. Manoj is an Accounts Payable (Finance & Accounting) professional from India with 15 years of experience. He began looking for work when he first arrived in Canada but became discouraged because he didn’t get any responses to his applications. He realized he needed to learn how to look for a job in Canada and that he needed expert guidance. He turned to the Workplace Preparation Program at Mohawk College and says that this program helped him to... Read more 

Student Testimonials

Here's what former students are saying about the Workplace Preparation Program: Student Testimonials

If you are new to Canada, you may also be eligible for our LINC or OSLT programs


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