Communication for Health Professions

Program Overview

The Communication for Health Professions program is provided for free to eligible students thanks to funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Develop the skills, strategies and language skills needed for studying at post-secondary institutions and working in health-care industry. Build upon your previous training and experience in health-care with the goal of re-entering employment in the Canadian health-care field.

When you finish the program, you will have developed a better understanding of the health-care culture in Canada, and have the confidence to communicate in future academic studies, or in the health-care workplace.


15-week program


23 hours per week

Class Size

16-20 students per class


  • Build on your previous training, experience or interest in health-care
  • Develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • Improve your socio-cultural communication skills
  • Use state-of-the-art learning platforms
  • Gain life skills, such as working independently or in a team, critical thinking, verbal and non-verbal communication and conversation management
  • Study in small classes and receive full support from your instructors
  • Get regular feedback on your progress

“We learned many topics in health-care that help us understand more about health-care system in Canada…. We have chances to practice speaking… Many lessons and detailed instructions … help us to prepare for class and practice.”

Former Language Training Centre student


  • Academic and Language Foundations
  • Instructions for Academic and Workplace Purposes
  • Culture and Diversity Awareness
  • Empathy and Therapeutic Communication

Program Requirements


A computer with a webcam, internet access, printer, plus a good-quality headset and microphone.

English Level

A minimum English level of CLB 7. Individuals with a CLB 6 in one skill area may be considered.


All applicants must have a referral from WELARC.

Note: If you are an internationally-educated health professional with higher CLB levels, the CIEHP program or HCLC-IEN program may be more suitable for you.

Program Dates

Fall 2021

August 30, 2021 – December 10, 2021

Winter 2022

January 4, 2022 – April 22, 2022