Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT)

Are you new to Canada? Improve your workplace communication skills with Centennial's Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT). Centennial College through the School of Advancement offers 4 courses to help newcomers to Canada improve their communication skills in the workplace. These programs are designed for individuals with international education or experience for whom English is an additional language and focuses on the language and socio-cultural communication. 180 hours of instruction delivered two nights a week starting in September.

Courses include

  • Canadian workplace culture
  • Networking
  • Soft skills
  • Speaking, listening and pronunciation


  • Your English is at an intermediate level (Canadian Language Benchmarks 6 to 8)
  • You are a landed immigrant or protected person
  • Related training or experience in the program of study


Centennial College
Midland Campus
1163 Ellesmere Rd. (Ellesmere and Midland Avenue)

Register today!

If you are interested, please contact 416-289-5000, Ext. 7405 or oslt@centennialcollege.ca.

Student Testimonial

"This course produces real learning and I took OSLT because it fit in perfectly with my career aims in Canada. As a new immigrant, this course not only improved my communication skills but also boosted my confidence. The Instructor was very patient, kind and a highly experienced professional in this field. Overall, the course covered almost everything. For example, the market research online detailed the job market and future prospects, while the information on workplace culture and employment law was relevant and very helpful. Also useful were job search techniques such as analyzing a job description and answering interview questions effectively. It was a tremendous learning experience for me! And I would recommend it to everyone (New Immigrants)."

Walwala Z., OSLT – Business Participant, 2016


"Our class consisted of a group of health professionals from different countries which also facilitated cross-cultural exchange. I learned a lot of words and expressions used in workplaces in Canada and also created a network with all my classmates. The individual reading sessions in the class and real life scenarios created wonders. We all acted so well in the role plays that we could create an ICU ward or other situations in the classroom within minutes. Those experiences help me a lot at my present workplace too."

Soumya M., OSLT – Health Sciences Participant, 2016