Advanced English Language Training (ELT) courses will help you find or retain jobs. Your settlement worker can provide you with information to help you find the right programs to suit your learning goals.

New immigrants to Canada may qualify for free work specific language training (OSLT). OSLT programs offer:

  • Language training geared to your occupation in part-time and full-time settings
  • Practical exercises based on real workplace communications tasks
  • Career-planning assistance
  • Opportunities to connect with local employers, industries and resources

In Waterloo Region, Conestoga College delivers several OSLT programs. Learn more about OSLT programs and eligibility online or by contacting Conestoga College.

Other programs that focus on the language used in specific jobs are offered in Waterloo Region. Fees may apply and eligibility differs by program. For information on programs, fees and eligibility, contact:


Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre

102 King Street W, Kitchener ON

YMCA Immigrant Services

800 King Street W, Kitchener ON
258 Hespeler Road, Cambridge ON

KW Phone: 519-579-9622

Cambridge Phone: 519-621-1621

Email YMCA Immigrant Services