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Currently working or seeking employment?

Want to improve your workplace communication skills?

New to Canada?


Occupation-specific Language Training courses are delivered in a variety of formats to suit any schedule.

Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT) is offered at no cost for newcomers to Ontario.

Participants must be permanent residents, convention refugees/protected persons, or until March 31, 2024, Ukrainian temporary residents or their dependents in Canada. They must live in Ontario and have:

  • training or experience in a specific occupation or industry, but need to improve their occupation-specific communication skills.

  • a valid language proficiency of at least level 5 in Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) for courses taught in French (for skilled trades at least level 4 in CLB/NCLC).  Some courses/modules require higher CLB levels.

Participants will develop the language and communication skills needed to

  • understand workplace culture in their occupation and sector.
  • interact effectively with their colleagues, clients and supervisors.
  • give and receive information by email and telephone.
  • interview and network effectively.
A collage of images, representing the occupations included in OSLT/FLAP

Participating Colleges

Algonquin College Boreal College La Cité Conestoga College Fanshawe College George Brown College Georgian College Humber College Mohawk College Niagara College Seneca College Centennial College

What is OSLT?

Welcome to OSLT!

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