You’ve secured your immigrant talent; now how do you make the most of your new hire? See strategies below to improve English and provide support. You’ve found someone perfect — except they need stronger business English. Use the following resources to locate the right service or tool for you.
The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks offers resources for employers, counselors and workers.
Business English Classes
Find business English classes near you:
Conduct a web search for “accent reduction” in your area to find tutors or classes.
Customized Language Training
Employers with a large enough employee base may wish to consider providing or subsidizing customized, in-house, industry-specific ESL training. Conduct a web search for “custom language training” in your area to find services.
- See sample language analyses of occupations – Each Occupational Language Analyses (OLA) provides a description of specific language and occupation-specific tasks based on standardized occupational standards.
- See guide for developing occupation specific language assessment tools based on Canadian Language Benchmarks.