Occupation-Specific Language Training

Learn to speak effective English for your career in business, health or technology

Niagara College offers Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT) courses to qualified new Canadian immigrants who already have experience or training in business, health sciences, human services or technology. These are free part-time courses with on-line and in-class instruction.

Program Cost

This program is free
to qualified new Canadian immigrants, and made possible through funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Colleges Ontario.

These courses will help you:

  • Understand workplace culture in your occupation/sector
  • Interact effectively with colleagues, clients and supervisors
  • Give and receive information by email and telephone
  • Interview and network effectively

For more information about Occupation Specific Language Training programs, visit http://co-oslt.org.

OSLT students work together during class


Admission Requirements

  • You must be a a permanent resident of Canada or a convention refugee/protected person to take advantage of this program.
  • This program requires previous study in English to at an intermediate level (Canadian Benchmarks 6 to 8).
  • Proof of your Secondary School studies or above from Canada or from your country of origin.
  • Qualified candidates will be asked to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Choose a course…

Technology English

Do you have training or experience in…

  • Engineering (electrical, electronics, mechanical, industrial, and information)
  • Architecture
  • Environmental technology
  • Information and computer technology

Learn more about OSLT – Technology

Business English

Do you have training or experience in…

  • Running your own business
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Sales and marketing

Learn more about OSLT – Business

Health Sciences English

Do you have training or experience in…

  • Nursing
  • Personal support work
  • Dental hygiene
  • Medical radiation technology
  • Sleep technology

Learn more about OSLT – Health Sciences

Funded by OSLT Colleges Ontario and Citizenship and Immigration Canada