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Construction and Building Inspection

Participate in FREE work-oriented language training for newcomers


Construction and Building Inspection

This course is delivered in a blended format that integrates virtual or in-person classes and online activities. It is 40 hours typically delivered over 6–8 weeks.

This practical course will help you

  • develop the language and communication skills needed to work as a building official, with a focus on building inspectors.

Minimum eligibility requirements considered by colleges include:

  • you have training or experience in skilled trades, construction management or supervision, architectural technology, engineering technology, or construction project management, including as a building official.
  • you have a valid language proficiency of at least level 5 in Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB). Some colleges may ask for a higher CLB level.
  • you are familiar with computers and related technology.
  • you are a permanent resident, convention refugee/protected person, Ukrainian temporary resident or their dependant in Canada (until March 31, 2025), or temporary resident affected by the crisis in Gaza (showing “MOME2023” in status documentation until March 31, 2027).
  • you live in Ontario.

Some colleges may request additional information.

Note that this 40-hour course is grouped with

See all Construction Trades courses and modules.

Communicating in the Construction Trades is offered at the following college in 2024–2025:

George Brown Toronto 416-415-5000 x 6980 /
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