Enhanced Language Training (ELT)

The ELT program provides eight weeks of advanced English classes for internationally trained professionals plus an additional eight weeks for the participants to gain Canadian work experience through our unpaid internship/mentorship.  The ELT program helps participants upgrade their English language and employability skills as well as competitiveness in the labour market. Participants will focus on general business communication skills, networking and professionalism in the Canadian workforce. Classes will help participants with their job search, interview skills, cultural and workplace issues. Classes are available in Oshawa and Pickering.

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

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

Assistance with onsite childcare is available for eligible participants. 

Eligibility  

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
Information Session Dates and Locations 
Ajax
Dates:
February 27, 2020 - 9:30 am - 11:30 am
March 10, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Location:
Ajax Welcome Centre - Map
458 Fairall St., Unit #5
Ajax, ON 

Oshawa 
Dates:
February 25, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
March 12, 2020 - 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Location:
Durham Continuing Education - Map
120 Centre St. S.
Oshawa, ON 

Pickering 

Dates:
February 26, 2020 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
March 11, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Location:
Welcome Centre - Pickering - Map
1400 Bayly St., Unit 5/16B
Pickering, ON

Program Dates
Spring Session - ​Oshawa (April 2020)
E. A. Lovell School - Map

120 Centre St., S.
Oshawa, ON L1H 4A3
(Beside the McLaughlin Library)
905-440-4488

In- class dates and time:

  • April 1, 2020 – May 29, 2020
  • 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Placement dates:

  • June 4, 2020 – July 27, 2020
Fall Session - Pickering​ (September 2020)
Welcome Centre - Pickering - Map
1400 Bayly St., Unit 5/16B
Pickering, ON  L1W 3R2
(Beside Pickering Go Station)
​905-440-4488

In- class dates and time:

  • ​September 9, 2020 - November 4, 2020
  • ​8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Placement dates:

  • November 5, 2020 to January 13, 2021
Winter Session - (November 2020)
Location TBD

In- class dates and time:

  • November 23, 2020 - January 29, 2021
  • ​8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Placement dates:

  • February 1, 2021 to March 29, 2021
Questions

Maureen Johnston
ELT/LTA Client Counsellor/Placement coordinator
289-314-6509
maureen.johnston@ddsb.ca