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COSTI ESL

Who is Eligible

Services are available to Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, convention refugees, or refugee claimants with a study permit. Students must be 18 years of age or older.

Program Intake

Day and evening programs are available. Schedule and type of program depends on the location.

Program Locations
Corvetti Education Centre

760 College Street
Toronto, ON 
Phone: 416.534.7400 | edu@costi.org

Language & Skills Training Services, Newmarket

Welcome Centre Immigrant Services,16655 Yonge Street, Unit 26
Newmarket, ON 
Phone: 289.841.3032 

Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Markham North

Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, 8400 Woodbine Avenue, Suites 102-103 
Markham, ON 
Phone: 289.846.3645 | esltmarkham@costi.org 

Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Richmond Hill

Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, 9325 Yonge Street 
Richmond Hill, ON 
Phone: 289.842.3124 

Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Vaughan

Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, 9100 Jane Street, Building H
Vaughan, ON 
Phone: 905.761.1155 

LINC Classes

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

Who is Eligible

The classes are free of charge. LINC classes are intended for permanent residents and convention refugees only.

Program Intake

Day and evening programs are available. Schedule and type of program depends on the location. Students interested in LINC will need to undergo an assessment test in order to determine the appropriate level to be placed in. They must set up an appointment for language testing at the YMCA.

Daycare service

LINC locations offer on-site childminding for children 18 months to 5 years old at no cost. Students may also be eligible for assistance with TTC tickets.

COSTI – ELT

Enhanced Language Training for Internationally Experienced Professionals

Who is Eligible

COSTI’s Enhanced Language Training (ELT) program is ideal for Internationally Experienced Professionals who have prior experience in the Accounting, Office Administration and Customer Service, Teaching, Information Technology, or Health Care sectors.

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

Program Locations

Click on the titles to see the location.

Enhanced Language Training Services

10 Gillingham Drive, Suite 109A
Brampton, ON 
Phone: 905.451.7147 | peelskillstraining@costi.org

Enhanced Language Training Services

Welcome Centre, Markham South, 7220 Kennedy Fields Plaza
Markham, ON 
Phone: 905.479.7926 

Language, Employment, and Settlement Services, Brampton

Centennial Mall, 227 Vodden Street East, Unit 3
Brampton, ON 
Phone: 905.459.6700
Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Markham North
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, 8400 Woodbine Avenue, Suites 102-103 
Markham, ON 
Phone: 289.846.3645 | esltmarkham@costi.org

Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Richmond Hill

Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, 9325 Yonge Street 
Richmond Hill, ON 
Phone: 289.842.3124 

Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Vaughan

Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, 9100 Jane Street, Building H
Vaughan, ON 
Phone: 905.761.1155 

LTW

Language Training at the Workplace

Who is Eligible

The LTW program is available to employers at no cost and offered to employees who are permanent residents or convention refugees.

Language Training at the Workplace (LTW) offers job specific language training to employees who are in need of English as a Second Language based on the request of the employer. Training is provided on or off the employer’s site. Training is customized to the organization’s business needs. Employers select the topics and language functions that are most suitable for their business environment. Flexible class schedules can be arranged to accommodate employees’ work hours. The LTW program is available at no cost to employers.

More Information
Language Training at the Workplace (LTW)

Head Office
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON 
Phone: 416.658.1600 | admin@costi.org

COSTI: Phone: 289.846.3616
Email: ltw@costi.org

TDSB Adult High School

Program Description

Our adult schools offer a variety of credit courses for learners who want to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma, prepare for college or university, or gain job-related training, along with specialty programs like Personal Support Worker and Practical Nursing.

We also have EdVance, a program specifically for 18-20-year-olds completing their high school diploma.

Eligibility

Over 21 years old. Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee. Refugee Claimants with Study Permits.

Plar – Prior Learning Assessment Recognition

Credit for learning and experience outside of the classroom. Are you:

  • at least 18 years old?
  • returning to school as a mature student after being out of school for at least 1 year?
  • enrolled in a Toronto District School Board (TDSB) high school credit program toward the Ontario School Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)?

If you answer yes to these questions, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR). This is a formal evaluation to grant high school credits for past learning, training, work and volunteer experience, hobbies and interests, and knowledge of a first language (other than English or French).

You could be granted up to 26 of the 30 credits needed for an OSSD through the PLAR process. The last four grade 11 or 12 credits cannot be granted. They must be earned through formal education. To find out if you are eligible for PLAR, contact the Guidance Counsellor at your TDSB Adult Day School or Night School

Locations

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Burnhamthorpe Adult Learning Centre

500 The East Mall
Etobicoke, ON M9B2C4

City Adult Learning Centre

1 Danforth Ave 
Toronto, ON M4K1M8

Emery Adult Learning Centre

3395 Weston Rd
North York, ON M9M2V9

Scarborough Centre for Alt Studies Adult

720 Midland Ave
Scarborough, ON M1K4C9

Yorkdale Adult Learning Centre

38 Orfus Rd
North York, ON M6A1L6

TDSB – ELT

 Enhanced Language Training

Program Description

Enhanced Language Training helps internationally-trained newcomers improve their business English skills for the workplace and gain Canadian experience. This 14-week program includes an 8-week in-class training portion and the opportunity to obtain a 6-week work placement. Classes are taught by industry professionals and offer the opportunity to network, improve employability skills and use tools and equipment to facilitate learning.

The program focuses on the following sectors: Accounting, Customer Service & Administration, Engineering, Financial Services, Health & Wellness, IT, Logistics, and Sales & Marketing

Who is Eligible
  • You are a Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee
  • You have CLB level 6 or higher
  • You have international experience, education or training in the selected program sector
  • You are committed to a full-time 14-week program to find employment

✓ Pre-screening for suitability is required

Program Focus and Schedule

Classes are held from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The program is followed by 12 weeks of job development support to help participants with job search and interview participation.

Registration and Further Contact

To register, please Email RESUME and LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT to eltemployment@tdsb.on.ca
Please indicate sector in subject line YMCA (Language Assessment): 416-925-5462

ELT Main Office 

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