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Occupation-Specific Language Training

Program Code: COWD 108

Credential: Certificate of Achievement

Program Length: 12 weeks

Start Date:

January 10, 2022


Program Contact

Phone: 416-675-6622 x 72065


Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT) is an intensive language program designed specifically to help newcomers who have educational training and/or work experience from outside Canada in a particular field. This course will provide you with the technical work-related language skills and awareness of Canadian workplace culture needed to enter and be successful in your profession in Canada.

All OSLT graduates will earn a Humber certificate.

Job-search support and mentoring opportunities are also available.

How Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT) Helps Newcomers Find Their Dream Careers in Canada

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Watch the video to hear how How Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT) Helps Newcomers Find Their Dream Careers in Canada.

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"I arrived in Canada recently and my main aim was to enter my industry of choice. This program was great to understand Canadian environment. It was also great to go ahead with job search and the mock interview is the best practice. The program encourages us to give presentations and improve our communication skills. I really recommend the program to my colleagues and any newcomers."

Muhammad Kazmi


OSLT is a FREE language training program for newcomers to Ontario.

These courses will help you to:

  • Develop strong interviewing, networking, and career-building communication skills
  • Understand and function effectively in the Canadian workplace
  • Interact effectively with supervisors, colleagues, and clients
  • Competently give and receive information by email and telephone
  • Position yourself to get a job, through career assistance and job connections
  • Increase your language proficiency for seeking admission into Bridging Programs

These courses are for you if:

  • Your English is at an intermediate level (Canadian Language Benchmarks 6 to 8)
  • You are a Permanent Resident or Protected Person
  • You have training or experience in a relevant field of technology (IT, Architecture, Engineering), sales and marketing, entrepreneurship, or project management

A CLB assessment that verifies a language level between 6 - 8 is required prior to admission.

You will learn about the resources that you can use to identify the requirements for working in your field in Ontario. You will start to understand Canadian workplace culture and will practice introducing yourself professionally.

Here you will practice asking questions clearly and appropriately to get the right information. You will also develop skills needed to share and present information accurately.

Practice using technology to communicate, including by telephone, email and other Internet-based communication tools.

Practice strategies for managing interactions including formal and informal interactions, dealing with workplace issues, managing situations that require assertiveness or solving conflicts.

Finally, you will prepare for Job Searches. This includes asking for references and researching networking opportunities. You will also practice examining Job ads, presenting your accomplishments, and practice your in-person and telephone interview skills.

Meet our instructors

Irene C.C Russell

Irene C.C Russell

Joan Bartel

Joan Bartel

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