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Enhanced Language Training - Pathways to Trades

Enhanced Language Training - Pathways to Trades

COSTI's Enhanced Language Training (ELT) Pathways to Trades program is designed for newcomers to Canada seeking employment in construction trades or maintenance roles. Experience working in the trades is not required. The program offers instructor-led English classes tailored to CLB 3 to 6, focusing on industry-specific terminology and communication skills. Topics cover job roles, safety, WHMIS, workplace rights, and more. The 9-week online program offers interactive learning modules, along with Canadian job market insights, resume writing and job search strategies. Participants receive job search support from the program's Job Developer, connecting them with both union and non-union employers. The program also provides participants with the opportunity to engage in mentorship, networking events, and presentations by guest speakers. Participants are WHMIS certified for workplace readiness by the end of the program.

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Services Available

  • Sector-specific workplace training
  • Computer instruction
  • Job preparation workshops (e.g. resume preparation, interview techniques, workplace culture, employment standards, etc.)
  • Preparation for WHMIS certification
  • Partnerships with local unions

Who is Eligible

Services are available to individuals who have acquired professional qualifications and experience outside of Canada and who have been unable to access employment in their field of expertise.

Individuals must be able to communicate at an intermediate level of English and have occupational training and experience in the respective trade.

Participants must be Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees, or individuals on a Canadian Temporary Resident Permit - TRP)

Language assessments will be arranged to determine eligibility.

This Program is Located at:

Enhanced Language Training Services, North Brampton and Surrounding Areas
10 Gillingham Drive, Suite 109A
Brampton, ON, ON L6X 5A5
Phone: 905.451.7147 |
Enhanced Language Training, South Brampton and Surrounding Areas
7700 Hurontario Street, Suite 601,
Brampton, ON, ON L6Y 4M3
Phone: 905.459.6700 |

COSTI's Enhanced Learning Training Pathways to Trades program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

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