Enhanced Language Training (Elt) at Sheridan’s. ELT Programs Include *FREE* Training And A Work Placement. Download Sheridan's ELT information

Seneca College Sept 1 - March 1. Space for 15 people, FREE - Workplace Communication. Skills for Technology. A new work-oriented language course offered for FREE to internationally trained I.T. professionals, Do you qualify? Click here to read more

FREE Occupation-specific language training courses offered by 13 Ontario colleges

Are you new to Canada?, Want to improve your workplace communication skills?

FREE occupation-specific language training courses offered by 13 Ontario colleges will teach you the language and workplace culture skills required to communicate effectively in your job. Gain the communications skills you need to build a successful career in your field.

Occupation-specific language training courses at colleges will be offered in the following employment sectors and occupations. 


• Accounting Personnel
• Entrepreneur
• Hospitality Worker

Health Sciences

• Dental Hygienist
• Nurse
• Personal Support Worker
• Sleep Technologist
• Medical Radiation Technologist

Human Services

• Early Childhood Educator
• Policing Occupations
• Security Occupations


• Bricklayer
• Carpenter
• Electrician
• Plumber
• Steamfitter


• Automotive Service Technician
• Truck and Coach Technician
• Heavy Duty Equipment Technician


• Architectural Technologist
and Technician
• Engineering Technologist
and Technician
- Mechanical
- Industrial Engineering
and Manufacturing
- Electrical and Electronics
• Environmental Technologist
and Technician
• IT personnel

To fin if you qualify and  learn more visit the Colleges Ontario page

U of T Faculty of Law’s International Trained Lawyers Program

The ITL Program is a new bridge training program for internationally trained lawyers, aimed at assisting this group with both the academic process of becoming accredited to practice law in Ontario and, once accredited, in the practical process of finding employment. The ITL Program is generously funded by the Ontario government and operates through the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, with participation from the Law Society of Upper Canada and the support of the National Committee on Accreditation and others, icluding numerous Toronto-based law firms and others.

The services of the ITL Program will include an Information Centre for international lawyers; academic skills training; cultural and language fluency training; and legal employment and mentorship opportunities. The ITL Program is ten months in length, with the four month academic skills session beginning May 3, 2010, and the cultural and language fluency session in the fall, 2010 and workplace internship opportunities taking place in Winter, 2011. In addition to the complete program, the ITL Program will offer part-time Career Related Workshops and Programs, and will have a Career Counselor available to assist program participants with career-related advice and issues. A more detailed schedule and description of the Career-Related Workshops and Courses will be available on the ITL web site early in the new year.

To apply to the ITL Program, candidates must be an internationally trained lawyer who has received their law degree in a country other than Canada and must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in that country. Furthermore, to apply the candidate must also be one of the following, as determined by the program funders, the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration:

a. Canadian Citizen;
b. Permanent Resident; or
c. Convention Refugee.

The deadline for applying to the ITLP is February 1, 2010 and information and the application is available at www.law.utoronto.ca/itl. Candidates wishing more information about the program may contact us by phone at 416-978-6770 or by email at itlprogram.law@utoronto.ca.

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Success in the Workplace - FREE class at Seneca

Seneca is launching a course in September called "Success in the Workplace". In partnership with Bow Valley College (Calgary) and  Vancouver Community College we will be launching a new
training program to up-skill *working* immigrant professionals who want to be more competitive and effective in the workplace. The pilot is funded so there will not be any course fees. However, in the future it will so I am trying to spread the word for this first round.
"Success in the Workplace; Communication and Business Skills Training for Immigrant Professionals," will target the areas that are often a barrier for skilled Immigrant Professionals in reaching their career goals.  The program will use the Essential Skills framework as identified by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) as the basis for program development. Participants will build skills in Oral Communication, Writing, Critical Thinking, and Working with Others.
Through the use of case studies and simulation activities, participants will be coached in giving feedback, making presentations, communicating clearly and accurately, and finally writing professionally.
One unique aspect of this 16-week program is the blended approach to training that includes *both classroom and on-line instruction* that will facilitate time flexibility on-line combined with face to face coaching and training in class. It will run at the *Markham campus on
Wednesday evenings.

*Employer participation is an essential component* as homework will require them to complete activities in their workplace. Space is limited.

Any clients who are interested can contact Amy Koning, Manager Faculty Workforce Skills Development, amy.koning@senecac.on.ca

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FREE work-oriented language courses for newcomers!

These free workplace communications courses are for newcomers with training or experience in:

  • Business
  • Health Care / Nursing
  • Skilled Trades / Construction
  • Technology
  • Automotive

These practical and innovative courses will help newcomers to:
Understanding the workplace in Ontario;
Clearly and effectively interact with their workplace peers, direct reports and staff;
Develop strong interviewing, networking and career-building communication skills.
See the attached 5 flyers for more information on each specific sector, along with start dates and locations for the classes. Please forward these to your clients as appropriate.

Click on the proper link below for the flyers about the program and specific courses running at GTA Colleges in the Fall!

New engineering bridging program

Tailored to the specific needs of internationally trained engineers, the new course will include orientation to the Canadian cultural context of examination writing in addition to an introduction to the required technical information. Course runs from September 10 - November 12, 2009 at Skills for Change.

Bridging program for internationally trained lawyers

Internationally Trained Lawyer program will serve approximately 90-100 internationally trained lawyers each year. Services for participants will include academic training, language referrals, workplace experience, and more. Fraser Miler Casgrain, the first law firm to participate in TRIEC's mentoring program, is participating in the program.

Career Transitions for Medical Doctors program

For International Medical Doctors who are looking for an alternative career in the non-regulated health care sector to this event.  Please note that this session will also provide information on the up coming Career Transitions for Medical Doctors program that will be delivered in Sept. 2009 in the York Region.   Click here to download flyer and please distribute it to your contacts.