Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT)

Core Information


OSLT teaches the communications skills needed to find and keep a job in Canada.

Students practice dialogue and communication tasks commonly performed on the job in their field, sector, and occupation.

The courses are 180 hours long and offered part-time evenings and weekends. They are free for those who qualify.

For more information please go to OSLT Seneca website.

Entry Requirements

You will need:

  • A Canadian Language Benchmark score of 6 or higher (CLB 6-8) from one of the Assessment Centres
  • Your resume showing previous work experience
  • Proof of your status in Canada (like a Permanent Resident card). Participants must be Permanent Residents of Canada or Protected Persons.
  1. Make an appointment:
    Contact OSLT@Seneca and then;
  2. Bring your CLB score, resume, and proof of status to:
    Seneca College - Continuing Education Department
    Newnham Campus
    1750 Finch Avenue East

For Employers

The OSLT courses were created by Ontario Colleges with funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada to address the labour market need for skilled professionals who are able to communicate effectively in the Canadian workplace environment.

These language courses focus on the language and socio-cultural communications required for working in a profession using Intermediate English. They address the language skills such as: obtaining information about projects, processes, procedures and specifications; communicating by telephone; managing interactions with colleagues, introducing oneself in work-related situations; networking effectively; and interacting with the public.

More information

For more background information, review the Colleges Ontario OSLT website, www.co-oslt.org

For more Seneca College OSLT information contact OSLT@Seneca by email oslt@senecacollege.ca or by phone 416.491.5050 x22158.




Colleges Ontario OSLT

Program Contacts

Program Contacts Contact us via this form or using the phone number(s) below it.

Angela Jacewicz
Part-time Program Coordinator

416-491-5050 ext.22586

Norma Columbus
Program Coordinator

416-491-5050 ext.22517