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Find out about language, skills, and academic assessments used by the College to help you assess your readiness for programs. Follow the links to two recognized organizations which will assess your international credentials.
Internationally Trained Immigrant Advising
Internationally Trained Immigrant Advisors are available to help individuals who have post-secondary level education, trade certification, training or work experience in a country outside of Canada to develop education and career plans.
The Immigrant Internship program is a part of the New Canadian Employment Connections Project, delivered by Conestoga College in conjunction with the Immigration Partnership of Waterloo Region.
Paid internships are available for up to four months for individuals with post-secondary degree or journey person status from another country.
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English Language Programs
Conestoga College offers a variety of language programming to meet your needs:
- English Language Studies helps you reach your language goals in preparing for work in your field or for further academic studies.
- Part-time language courses let you improve your English at a pace that fits your life right now.
- LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) program is for adult newcomers who are not yet Canadian citizens. This program is free of charge, provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
- Occupation specific language training is now available for those with backgrounds as health care workers, accountants, and engineering professionals. These programs are free of charge, provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
- Language that Works: various tailored language options can be arranged at the college or in the workplace.
Whether you are a trained professional or looking for a new career direction, you will find information at the Conestoga Career Centres and employment training/retraining opportunities through the programs listed here, as well as through our regular post-secondary and apprenticeship programs.
IELTS and TOEFL Preparation
Conestoga Language Institute offers IELTS and TOEFL preparation classes in the evenings for those who need to prepare for the International English Language Test (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Contact Liliana Pereira at (519) 748-5220 (ext. 3751) or firstname.lastname@example.org for dates and registration information.
Specialized Post-Secondary Programs
Conestoga College offers funded programs in Information Technology open to internationally trained immigrants who wish to train for a specific marketable skill.
New this year, the Pre-Health Bridge to Practical Nursing Diploma For Internationally Trained Health Professionals program enables applicants with international credentials (diploma or degree) in a health discipline to qualify for accelerated completion of Conestoga Colleges Practical Nursing Diploma.
The program will have 15 weeks of full-time pre-health education, including language preparation for the health care sector. Funded by the Government of Ontario.
Read our Continuing Education catalogue. Conestoga College offers courses in all of its disciplines through part-time studies. NOTE: The Continuing Education application process is different than the full-time application process.
Language that Works
English language coaching (one-to-one tutoring, small groups, and larger classes) and English for the Workplace are available to individuals, organizations and businesses through the Language that Works programs. Programs to suit your learning communication needs are available. See attached Program Information for Language that Works (pdf).
OntarioLearn is a consortium of Ontario Colleges. Through the consortium, a range of courses are offered on-line. Find the courses currently being offered and instructions on applying by choosing this link.
A brief explanation of financial aid available to college students. Follow the next link to connect to the college’s main Financial Aid information page.
Follow this link to the Conestoga College application information page.
Full-time students at Conestoga College have an e-mail account, access to a locker, the opportunity for student health insurance, and many other benefits. You can go to the Student Services link of our home page to link to these services.