There are many free programs in Ontario that help you develop language skills for your job, trade, or profession. Choosing the right program will depend on your specific needs. It will also depend on what kind of work you want to do.
Enhanced Language Training (ELT) courses can help you find and keep jobs that match your skills and qualifications. The program is targeted towards individuals with Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) English levels 6-10. Courses are offered in for fields such as health care, accounting and finance, engineering, information technology and office administration. Many ELT programs also have bridge-to-work assistance, including mentorship, work placements and other employment help.
Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT)
Some school boards offer sector-specific English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to help you get a job in your field or improve your language skills if you are already employed.