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Communication for the Canadian Workplace

January 2 @ 9:30 am - January 3 @ 2:30 pm

CCW is a FREE 5 week intensive workshop that improves your workplace communication and provides one-to-one job search counselling.

Communication for the Canadian Workplace (CCW)

CCW is an intensive five-week program that helps raise your English proficiency and assists you in finding work in your field.

If you are an internationally educated professional and find that your level of English proficiency is preventing you from holding a position that matches your experience or occupation, specific language training can help you to get to the next level.

Participants will benefit from:

Enhance your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills

Increase knowledge in sector-specific terminology

Work on English grammar and pronunciation

Learn about Canadian communication and workplace culture

Develop targeted resumes, cover letters and employment action plan

Enhance cold calling, networking and interview skills

Identify suitable job leads

Connect with a mentor who can guide you in your job search process, help you build a network of professional contacts, and increase your communication proficiency in English

Who can benefit:

Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee of Canada

Internationally Educated Professional, CLB Level 6/7+ *

Experience in the field; Engeering, Information Technology or Retail/Sales Management

* Language assessment must be completed by the YMCA assessment centre. If you meet the eligibility criteria for CCW, you are assessed at no charge. In Toronto, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) assessment centre is the YMCA. Once you have been assessed, you can access CCW and other CIC-funded language programs offered by Skills for Change and other community organizations.

For registration and further information:

Phone: 416-658-3101 ext. 206

E-mail: ccw@skillsforchange.org

Course Content


English Classes

Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing

Sector-Specific Terminology

Workplace Communication & Culture

Job Search Assistance

Professional Resume & Cover Letter

Interview Preparation & Cold Calling Techniques

Networking & Mentoring (Employment & Language)

Paid Job Placements & Supports Available*

One on One Employment Coaching

Credentials Assessment, Testing & Re-Training

Training & Employment Subsidies


January 2 @ 9:30 am
January 3 @ 2:30 pm