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Enhanced Language Training (ELT)Bridge-to-Work Training Program for Internationally Trained Professionals (ITPs)
enhanced language training elt immigration in durham region
Enhanced Language Training (ELT)Immigration in Durham Region

Interesting stats…

  • *Between 2001 and 2006 Durham Region’s immigrant population increased by 19%, representing 20% of the total population and 34% of Durham Region’s overall population growth.
  • *Between 2008 and 2036 it is estimated that Durham Region’s immigrant population will increase annually by 3%.
  • Implications: Employers who take into consideration Durham’s changing labour force when establishing recruitment and workplace practices, will greatly benefit from accessing a talented pool of internationally trained professionals.

*Source: Community Development Council of Durham, Research Brief, Feb/10 – ‘Immigration in the Region of Durham: Growth of Community’

enhanced language training elt program overview
Enhanced Language Training (ELT)Program Overview

Historical Overview

  • Delivered by the Durham Continuing Education since 2007.
  • Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
  • Assists 54 internationally trained professionals (ITPs) annually.
  • Has assisted 250 (ITPs) since 2007.
  • Has partnered with over 150 employers since its inception.
  • Established long-term and on-going employer relationships.
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Enhanced Language Training (ELT)Program Overview

8 Weeks

ln-class Training

8 Weeks Internship/Mentoring

Job search preparation

Labour market research

Workplace English

Workplace professionalism

Business communication skills

Hands on training

On-site coaching and mentoring

Networking

Connect with sector specific professionals/colleagues

Canadian workplace experience

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Enhanced Language Training (ELT)Program Overview

16 Week Program

Full Time Day Sessions

3 Locations - Oshawa, Pickering & Ajax

8 week in-class portion

Monday to Friday

8:30 am to 2:00 pm

Durham Continuing Education

120 Centre Street South, Oshawa

9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Welcome Centre Pickering - 1400 Bayly Street, Pickering

Welcome Centre Ajax - 458 Fairall Street, Ajax

Internship or Mentoring

Up to 8 weeks (40 days) internship workplace experience or mentoring

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Enhanced Language Training (ELT) Registration/Eligibility

Participant Eligibility Requirements

Newcomer to Canada and internationally trained professional.

Updated language assessment required (completed within the past six months).

Professionals with advanced English language proficiency skills (CLB 6+).

Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant), Convention Refugee and Protected Persons (Section 95).

Clear ‘Criminal Reference Check’ (Volunteer Sector).

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Enhanced Language Training (ELT)Supports Provided to ITPs via ELT
  • Childcare assistance to eligible clients during in-class and internship training.
  • Transportation assistance to eligible clients during 16 week program.
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Enhanced Language Training (ELT)Mentoring - The Benefits
  • Professional development of leadership, coaching and management skills.
  • Personal gratification and sense of ‘giving back’.
  • On-going support from placement coordinator.
  • Access to highly skilled professionals to address gaps in human resources during peak business and vacation times.
  • Access to an expanded pool of potential employees.
  • Workplace health insurance coverage for all interns.
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Enhanced Language Training (ELT)Becoming an Internship Supervisor
  • Contact the ELT placement coordinator to review your workplace needs.
  • Suitable ELT participant resumes will be forwarded directly to you.
  • You select the participants that you wish to interview.
  • A preliminary interview meeting is arranged between you and the identified candidate.
  • A Workplace Education Agreement (a workplace health and safety insurance document) is signed by the host employer, placement coordinator and successful candidate indicating the placement start and end dates.
  • The selected candidate commences the internship and completes a mid-way and final exit interview.
enhanced language training elt becoming a mentor
Enhanced Language Training (ELT)Becoming a Mentor
  • Contact the ELT placement coordinator.
  • A suitable ELT participant will be matched with you.
  • The placement coordinator will facilitate a preliminary ‘meeting’ between the mentor and mentee.
  • Mentees and mentors establish ‘their mentoring process’ (e.g. in person, via phone or email).
  • ‘Meeting’ frequency is mutually agreed to by the mentor and mentee.
  • A Workplace Education Agreement (a workplace health and safety insurance document) is signed by the mentor, the placement coordinator and successful candidate indicating the mentorship start and end dates.
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Enhanced Language Training (ELT)Mentor vs. Intern Supervisor

Intern Supervisor

  • Purpose: To provide daily, on-site direction and coaching in the workplace.
  • Commitment Level: On-going and daily for (up to) an 8 week internship placement period.

Mentor

Purpose: To provide career guidance, coaching and networking advice.

Commitment Level: Less frequent and mutually agreed to by the mentor and mentee.

enhanced language training elt mentoring employer testimonials
Enhanced Language Training (ELT)Mentoring – Employer Testimonials

“Amazing program! What a great idea!” - Canadian Red Cross (Durham Region)

“We’re swamped during our final year audits. It’s great to have the extra help.” - University of Ontario Institute of Technology

‘We’ve had great success with the ELT program!’- Scotiabank

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Enhanced Language Training (ELT)

Alana Magsombol

Enhanced Language Training Client Counsellor/Placement Coordinator

Durham Continuing Education

Tel: (905) 440.4488

Magsombol_Alana@durham.edu.on.ca

Valerie Mason

Enhanced Language Training Supervisor

Durham Continuing Education

Tel: (905) 440.7317 Fax: (905) 440.4525

Mason_Valerie@durham.edu.on.ca

Visit: www.dce.ca for more information.