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Enhanced Language Training

Helping newcomers continue their professional careers in Canada

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Have you ever been told that you need “Canadian experience” to get a job in Canada? The Enhanced Language Training (ELT) program bridges newcomers’ professional backgrounds with new careers in Toronto – for free.

Gain industry-specific instruction, networking, and work placement opportunities in any of these sectors: Accounting; Office Administration and Customer Relations; Engineering; Financial Services; Health and Wellness; Information Technology; and Sales and Marketing.

We offer classes year-round. New sessions start every month. Find upcoming start dates below:

July – August 2024

Complete this form:

Please see the Notice of Information Collection at the bottom of this page.

What to expect from the ELT program

  • 8-week in-class instruction + opportunity to obtain a 6-week work placement after in-class instruction.
  • Classes run 9am to 2:30pm, Mondays through Fridays. The class workload can require up to 5 hours of commitment per day.
  • Classes are taught by industry professionals. Network, improve your employability skills, and use industry-standard tools and equipment.
  • In-class instruction is followed by 12 weeks of job development support to help participants with job search and interview preparation.

Read stories and testimonials from past and present program participants:

Is the ELT program right for you

The Enhanced Language Training Program helps newcomers-recent immigrants, Permanent Residents, or refugees-to continue their professional careers in Canada.

You are eligible for the program if you:

  • are a Permanent Resident or a Convention Refugee or a Ukrainian temporary residents or their dependents in Canada
  • have CLB Level 6 or higher
  • have international experience, education, or training in the selected program sector
  • can commit to a full-time 14-week program to find employment

Please note that pre-screening for suitability is required. To register, we will require your Permanent Resident card / landing document / Convention Refugee document (notice of decision); language assessment document; and resume.

Send Us Your Questions or Comments

Alternatively, you can email your resume and language assessment to to register. Do NOT send a copy of your PR card by email. We'll advise on how to provide IDs, as required.

For your Language Assessment, contact YMCA: 416-925-5462

Learn more about Enhanced Language Training

Contact us:

6464 Yonge Street., 2nd Floor
(inside Centerpoint Language and Skills, at Yonge & Steeles)
Toronto, ON M2M 3X4
Call us at 416-395-8270 | 416-395-3669

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Notice of Collection and Use of Personal Information:

Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of sections 58(5), 169.1-173 and 189 of the Education Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.E.2 and will be used to plan, administer, deliver and promote the Toronto District School Board (“TDSB”) Community Services programs and initiatives, as well as for statistical purposes. This information is retained in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M56 and will be shared with authorized TDSB staff and the TDSB authorized service provider(s) in order to administer the above purposes. Questions about this collection should be directed to Cristina Graida, TDSB Community Services Coordinator at, or at 5050 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2N 5N8.