ELT - Newcomer Professionals Looking for Work

We help newcomers find the job they deserve.  You could be next!

Curriculum and Internship
10-Week Curriculum8-Week Workplace Internship
  • Discover where jobs are hidden
  • Tailor your resume to get interviews
  • Build Canadian interview skills
  • Learn workplace customs/culture
  • Gain valuable Canadian experience
  • Obtain Canadian references
  • Add a Canadian employer to your resume
  • Network with professionals in your field

This program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and delivered tuition free to eligible adults. Childcare available for eligible participants.

The next program session will begin October 10, 2023.

If you would like to learn about the 10-week courses, please join an INFORMATION session. You will learn about the program, meet the coordinator and be able to ask any questions you may have.  Click here to see upcoming dates and register for in-person or online information sessions.  For inquiries, please email: maureen.johnston@ddsb.ca 

Each student may be required to complete a Criminal Information request, at their own expense (approximately $20.00), and may also be required to complete a Medical Clearance.

Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) of 6 or higher is a requirement of the course.  (IELTS is not accepted.)  The assessment centre will be very busy in September and often has a 2 month wait for an appointment.  CLBs are a requirement for the course.  If you are considering joining ELT in the fall, please schedule a language assessment here as soon as possible.


To be eligible you must:

  • Attend an information session
  • Be 18 years of age or older and one of the following:
    • Be a Permanent Resident of Canada
    • Be a Convention refugee
    • Be a person in Canada in the process of becoming a Permanent Resident with a letter of Confirmation of Permanent Residence
    • Protected Persons
    • Have achieved a CLB 6 or higher
Program Dates
Next ELT: October 10th, 2023
Maureen Johnston
ELT Client Counsellor/Placement Coordinator
Student Success Stories

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