Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT) - Free online courses

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New to Canada? Communicate better at work with OSLT courses

Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT) is a FREE online course funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. With OSLT, you will increase your confidence when communicating with colleagues, clients, public and supervisors while improving your understanding of workplaces in Ontario.

Apply today. Start in September!

Business 40-hour and 180-hour courses

For individuals with education or experience from another country or Canada in:

  • accounting or finance
  • project management
  • marketing and sales, or
  • entrepreneurship (owning a business)

Learn more about the business courses

Health Care 40-hour and 21-hour courses

For individuals with education or experience from another country or Canada as:

  • dental hygienist
  • dietitian
  • medical laboratory technologist
  • medical radiation technologist
  • nurse
  • occupational therapist
  • personal support worker
  • physiotherapist, or
  • sleep technologist

Learn more about the health courses

Welcome to OSLT

Learn more. Join an online info session.

Register for an info session 

Student testimonials

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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 newcomer to be happy, fearless and successful in a new environment. OSLT is really a good course for a newcomer 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 online. 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


Who is eligible?

  • Permanent residents of Canada, protected persons (with Notice of Decision), or Ukrainian temporary residents or their dependents living in Ontario,
  • with previous education/training or work experience from another country or from Canada in the occupations listed in the OSLT course of your interest,
  • with current proof of your Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) assessment at level 6 to 8.
    • Don't have proof of CLB assessment? Contact YMCA Immigrant Services to book an appointment to take the assessment. YMCA's phone number (905) 662-9400 or (905) 526-8452; email address immigrant.settlement [at] ymcahbb.ca
    • The test has no cost for permanent residents and protected persons.

Do you have questions? Connect with us!

By email: learnEnglish [at] mohawkcollege.ca (subject: Question%20about%20the%20free%20Programs%20for%20Newcomers)

By phone: 905-575-1212 Ext. 3092
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