English for Specific Purposes

If you have plans to pursue training opportunities and/or enter the job market in a specific occupational field, these courses are for you:


  • There are no tuition fees for Permanent Residents and Refugees who are eligible to attend LTC programs. Programs for Permanent Residents and Refugees are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • There is a one-time fee of $25 for the mandatory student Identification card.
  • There is a one-time fee for materials and books in the AEPUCE program.

Entrance Requirements

  • Only Permanent Residents and Refugees are eligible to apply.
  • International Student applicants are not eligible to enroll in these English for Specific Purposes programs. Visa students who are interested in studying at the Language Training Centre should contact Centre for International Education and Global Partnerships (CIEGP) at intled@rrc.ca or 204.632.2143 for more information on our programs for International Students.
  • All eligible applicants must have an English language assessment from WELARC (Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre). Please call 204.943.5387 to register for a language assessment. Once your English language skills have been assessed, WELARC will refer you to a language training program. Students that have been referred to Red River College’s Language Training Centre will be contacted regarding your orientation and registration.

Language Proficiency Levels

  • For learners at Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Levels 3 to 8.
  • When you apply to one of these programs, you will be required to provide proof of adequate English language proficiency. Each program requires a different language proficiency level.

Develop Skills

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Computer Awareness
  • Workplace Language Exposure (*some programs)
  • Job Market Preparation
  • Settlement Topics

Learn About

  • Employment
  • Further language and skill training
  • Post-secondary studies
  • Collaborative Language Portfolios
NOTE: The delivery of ESP programs is contingent on student enrollment.