Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT)

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New to Canada? Apply for one of these free courses.

Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT) is a FREE course in Hamilton offered in-person and online that will help you to improve your workplace communication skills within your field. With OSLT you will increase your confidence when communicating with colleagues, clients, and supervisors while improving your understanding of workplaces in Ontario. We offer Business, Technology and Health Care OSLT.

Online Business Course

Online course with three 40-hour modules:

  • Module I: Communicating in the Business Sector in Ontario
  • Module II: Managing Workplace Interactions in Ontario
  • Module III: Accessing the Business Job Market in Ontario

Learn about the Business Course

Technology Course

Blended delivery course with face-to-face classes plus online activities. Learn how to:

  • Interact clearly and effectively with colleagues, clients, supervisors and project team members.
  • Network and connect with local employers, industry associations and employment resources.

Learn about the Technology Course

Health Care Course

Blended delivery course with face-to-face classes plus online activities. Learn how to:

  • Understand health care workplaces in Ontario such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes.
  • Interact clearly and effectively with colleagues, clients and clients’ family members.
  • Network and connect with local employers, industry associations and employment resources.

Learn more about the Health Care Course


Student 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 is from Syria. He 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 immigrated from Taiwan. She 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 immigrated from Saudi Arabia. He has a background in Mechanical Engineering 

 


 

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

 

Other services available to you:

Community Employment Services


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