ELT Accounting, Bookkeeping and Careers in Office Management
Participants in the Enhance Language Training for Accounting/Bookkeeping and Careers in Office Management program will:
* Improve major aspects of language with specific emphasis on the language of business according to North American standards:
- Speaking with fluency and confidence; making presentations
- Written business office communications
- Listening to instructions and giving feedback
- Reading and interpreting business instructions
* Develop effective and appropriate job search and employability skills
* Acquire real-life workplace experience through a 40+ hour volunteer work placement in an authentic office setting
* Appropriate software (Simply Accounting, Case Ware, Quick Books, Advanced Excel, Egroupware)
ELT for Accounting and Bookkeeping and Careers in Office Management has 3 annual intakes (September, January, and April). Classes are offered Monday to Thursday from 9am - 2:30pm and Saturdays from 9am – 3pm. Child Minding is available on-site for children 19 months to 9 years of age.
Participants must be newcomers with a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 7.
ELT for Bookkeeping/Accounting and Careers in Office Management is a high-level language program which offers Business English Language skills development and related information to newcomers interested in bookkeeping/accounting and office related careers in Canada. Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the program has three sessions per year and partners with employers in Halton’s business community to make required work placement opportunities available all participants. The program’s primary objective is to improve business language and software skills. Participants also receive an orientation, introduction and learn how to adjust to the Canadian workplace. Newcomers to Canada with business experience gained abroad become familiar with Canadian employer expectations and requirements for work in business and financial offices.
Participants receive 448 hours of occupation-specific language training and learn about the different roles represented in an office environment. They learn about the business office and the tasks that go into providing administrative support required for the operation of Canadian businesses. These include general office procedures, practices and functions common to most business. Participants also have many opportunities to demonstrate bookkeeping and accounting skills as well as skills in planning, scheduling, and the use of technology for maintaining records and for processing information.
Participants also practise written business communication skills, like writing summaries, letters, memos and reports. They also practise giving presentations, completing research, as well as the requirements for completing a variety of bookkeeping/accounting tasks. Candidates also prepare for interviews with employers in preparation for completing a work placement that matches their language skill level, interest and professional expertise. Those with professional training receive additional coaching for completing a placement that is related to their profession if they plan to re-enter their profession in Canada.
Space in each class is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in joining this program, please contact our office to schedule an English Language Assessment and arrange a screening interview.
For more information, please contact:
Labour Market Program Support Worker
(905) 842-2486 ext 233
Labour Market Program Coordinator
(905) 842-2486 ext. 230