Programs & Services

Enhanced Language Training for Internationally Trained

COSTI's Enhanced Language Training program is ideal for Internationally Trained Professionals who have prior training in the Accounting, Office Administration and Customer Service, Teaching or Health Care sectors. The following are COSTI locations that currently offer ELT for Internationally Trained Professionals.

Accounting, Office Administration, Customer Service and Teaching:

  • Enhanced Language Training Services, Brampton
  • Settlement, Language, Employment and Skills Training Services, Brampton
  • Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, Richmond Hill
  • Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, Markham North
  • Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, Vaughan
  • Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, Markham South

Health Care

  • Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, Markham South

Services Available

  • 10 weeks of Canadian Workplace Training
  • 11 sector-specific language and terminology online classes
  • 60 hours of pre-employment preparation (e.g.resume preparation, interview techniques, workplace culture, ethics, employment standards, goal setting, labour market information, cold calling and networking,etc.)
  • 72 hours of computer skills upgrading
  • Six weeks of unpaid intern placement
  • Job search support

Who is Eligible

Services are available to individuals who have acquired professional qualifications outside of Canada and who have been unable to access employment in their field of expertise. Individuals must be able to communicate at an advanced level of English, and have occupational training and experience in the respective profession or trade. Participants must be landed, conventional refugees, or individuals on a Minister's Permit. Language assessments will be arranged to determine eligibility.

Program Intake

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Contact Details for:

Enhanced Language Training for Internationally Trained
Please refer to locations below.
Phone: Please refer to contact information below.

This Program is Located at:

Enhanced Language Training Services
10 Gillingham Drive, Suite 109A
Brampton, Ontario
L6X 5A5
Phone: 905.451.7147
Fax: 905.465.4321
peelskillstraining@costi.org

Enhanced Language Training Services
Welcome Centre, Markham South, 7220 Kennedy Fields Plaza
Markham, Ontario
L3R 7P2
Phone: 905.479.7926
Fax: 905.479.7425

Language, Employment, and Settlement Services, Brampton
Centennial Mall, 227 Vodden Street East, Unit 3
Brampton, Ontario
L6V 1N2
Phone: 905.459.6700
Fax: 905.459.3626

Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Markham North
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, 8400 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 102-103
Markham, Ontario
L3R 4N7
Phone: 289.846.3645
Fax: 905.477.6478
esltmarkham@costi.org

Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Richmond Hill
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, 9325 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, Ontario
L4C 0A8
Phone: 289.842.3124
Fax: 905.884.3163

Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Vaughan
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, 9100 Jane Street, Building H
Vaughan, Ontario
L4K 0A4
Phone: 905.761.1155
Fax: 905.761.2080

There is no fee for this service.

The Enhanced Language Training Program is funded by:
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

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