English Language Training

Note: This chart offers some common pathways to the goal, but is not exhaustive. Other pathways may be possible.

Specialized Language Training

Program Description: This job-specific language training offers immigrants the opportunity to strengthen their language skills in order to get jobs that reflect the qualifications they have or to work more effectively in the jobs they currently hold. The sector-specific language training is offered in two ways: The SLT program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI). In Ontario, the SLT programs offer English language traing related to the following sectors:

The program is intended for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and refugee claimants and convention refugees whose first language is neither English nor French. Program participants must be legally entitled to work in Canada (i.e. have a valid SIN). The adults who are able to access these programs must have a minimum CLB level as established by the specific program. Each program sets the minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level required.

Cost: Free

Delivering Agencies: School boards across the province.

The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) Adult Education Program offers the following SLT instruction:
Enhanced/Specialized Language Training for ESL Instructors programming targets internationally trained teachers. A minimum CLB 7 is required in all four language skills. This program includes in-class language training, a work-placement component and professional development. For more information visit the TCDSB website at www.tcdsb.org and enter "Adult Education Program" as a search term.

York Region
The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) offers the following SLT instruction:
Specialized Language Training in Accounting, Healthcare and Engineering targets internationally trained accountants, healthcare workers and engineers. This training offers career counseling, presentations by licensing bodies, and sector-specific language training. For more information visit the Adult and Continuing Education section of the YCDSB website at http://ace.ycdsb.ca. To inquire about language assessment and required CLB levels, please contact the program.