Health Care Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT) - Free online course

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Workplace Communications Skills for Health Care.

Do you have education or work experience from another country or from Canada in the health care sector? Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT) is a FREE course that will help you to improve your workplace communication skills within your field. With OSLT you will increase your confidence in job interviews and when interacting with others at the workplace.

Applications for the winter semester are open!

Apply online

Course details

  • Part-time course: which allows you to learn without interrupting your current employment.
  • OSLT is an online course: students will need to set up a schedule and regular routine for completing the individual activities each week.
  • Individual work per week: approximately 6 hours.
  • Technology requirement: you must have access to a computer with a camera, microphone, and sound as well as an Internet connection.
  • Upon successful completion, OSLT graduates will earn a Mohawk certificate.

Flexible 40-hour online modules

Accessing the Health Care Job Market in Ontario

From January 10 to February 20 with online meetings on Thursdays, 7-8 pm

  • Conduct research related to a job search, such as labour market trends, occupational requirements, pathways for working in your occupation, networking opportunities and helpful resources.
  • Analyze job ads to better understand what employers are looking for and how to tailor your application.
  • Introduce yourself in the job search context.
  • Describe your professional experience and present your knowledge, skills and attributes effectively.
  • Create a plan for moving forward in a job search.


Communicating in the Health Care Sector in Ontario

From February 16 to March 23 with online meetings on Wednesdays, 7-8 pm

  • Explore relevant cultural concepts and how to adapt communication to suit your purposes.

  • Learn about and practise language skills for data collection in the workplace.
  • Practise using the telephone and email effectively.
  • Assess your data-collection, documentation and telephone skills.
  • Practise verbal reporting and written documentation in the health care context.



Student eligibility

  • You are a permanent resident of Canada or a protected person (with Notice of Decision) living in Ontario, and
  • You have prior knowledge or experience from your country in one of the following:
    • dental hygienist
    • dietitian
    • medical laboratory technologist or medical radiation technologist
    • nurse
    • occupational therapist
    • personal support worker
    • physiotherapist
    • sleep technologist
  • 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 is (905) 662-9400 or (905) 526-8452
    • The assessment has no cost for permanent residents and protected persons.

Questions? Contact Lil

By email: : lil.acive-vargas [at] (subject: Questions%20about%20OSLT%20Health%20Care)
By phone: 905-575-1212 Ext. 3092

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