Occupation-Specific Language Training

Learn to speak effective English for your career in business, health or technology

Niagara College offers Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT) courses to qualified new Canadian immigrants who already have experience or training in business, health sciences, human services or technology. These are free part-time courses with on-line and in-class instruction.

Program Cost

This program is free
to qualified new Canadian immigrants, and made possible through funding from and .

These courses will help you:

  • Understand workplace culture in your occupation/sector
  • Interact effectively with colleagues, clients and supervisors
  • Give and receive information by email and telephone
  • Interview and network effectively

For more information about Occupation Specific Language Training programs, visit .

OSLT students work together during class


Admission Requirements

  • You must be a a permanent resident of Canada or a convention refugee/protected person to take advantage of this program.
  • This program requires previous study in English to at an intermediate level (Canadian Benchmarks 6 to 8).
  • Proof of your Secondary School studies or above from Canada or from your country of origin.
  • Qualified candidates will be asked to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Choose a course…

Technology English

Do you have training or experience in…

  • Engineering (electrical, electronics, mechanical, industrial, and information)
  • Architecture
  • Environmental technology
  • Information and computer technology

Learn more about OSLT – Technology

Business English

Do you have training or experience in…

  • Running your own business
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Sales and marketing

Learn more about OSLT – Business

Health Sciences English

Do you have training or experience in…

  • Nursing
  • Personal support work
  • Dental hygiene
  • Medical radiation technology
  • Sleep technology

Learn more about OSLT – Health Sciences