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

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New to Canada? Do you want to communicate better at work?

Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT) is a FREE course in Hamilton offered online that will help you to improve your communication skills in the health care or technology/engineering sectors. With OSLT you will increase your confidence when communicating with colleagues, clients, and supervisors while improving your understanding of workplaces in Ontario. We offer Technology, Health Care and Older Adult Care OSLT.

Applications to the Winter courses are open. Apply today!


Online Technology Course

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Online Health Care Course

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Online Older Adult Care Course

Learn more about the older adult care course

Welcome to OSLT

Join an online info session to learn more about our free programs and services!

Students testimonials

Here's what former students are saying about OSLT: 

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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


Student eligibility

Who is eligible to register?

  • You must be a Permanent resident of Canada or a protected person (with Notice of Decision) living in Ontario.
  • You must have previous education/training or work experience from another country or from Canada in the occupations listed in the OSLT course of your interest.
  • You must provide 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 is (905) 662-9400 or (905) 526-8452
    • The test has no cost for permanent residents and protected persons.

What questions do you have?

Contact us. We would like to hear from you!

By email: learnenglish [at] mohawkcollege.ca (subject: Question%20about%20Accessing%20the%20Health%20Care%20Job%20Market%20in%20Ontario%20)  
By phone: (905) 575-1212 Ext. 3092

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