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Niagara College - Programs and Services for Newcomers to Canada

COVID-19: All ELTE and OSLT classes are being offered online. Contact staff for a virtual appointment to learn more. 

Offers programs and services that help newcomers to Canada achieve their professional goals towards employment or further education. Services offered are:
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Occupation Specific Language Training (OSLT) courses in Health Sciences, Business and Technology
  • Enhanced Language Training for Employment (ELTE)
  • Canadian culture and workplace studies and career exploration and planning - qualified candidates also have an opportunity to participate in a non-paid placement specific to professional career, career exploration, educational pathways, and support for non-traditional students
Features of the programs:
  • English language classes at an advanced level
  • Work-placement opportunity within the Niagara Region (ELTE Full-Time only)
  • Canadian workplace preparation courses leading to a General Arts & Science certificate
  • Assistance in transportation, books/materials and tuition (based on eligibility)
  • Part-time ELTE & OSLT offers a flexible delivery option


Call for information


Newcomers in the community seeking information on steps required to find Canadian employment in their chosen field. Immigrants who look for language instruction and/or career paths.

* Canadian Language Benchmark 6 to 8
* Status in Canada as Permanent Resident or a Protected Person
* Age Requirements: Ages: 18 year(s) and up


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