• Achieve personal and professional growth by learning from leaders in the field of Communication Skills training with expertise in business and a solid background in education. Our case-study and role-play methods assure your active involvement Read More
  • What are the gaps and barriers that prevent newcomers from finding good positions in their field of expertise? Inadequate communication skills and lack of Canadian workplace and cultural experience provide the most immediate roadblocks. "A Read More
  • In Canada, the integration of internationally-trained workers into the labour force is a pressing issue. As is the case with other industrialized nations, Canada’s economy faces the challenges of labour shortages, increasing need for skilled Read More
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ESL Communication Solutions

Who we are

KIOSK, alongside its various community and corporate partners, works with Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) in Canada and abroad. Our Communication Skills for Professionals solutions facilitate the integration into business, social and professional life in Canada for IEPs, and accelerates the communication skills of high functioning professionals around the world. This has been our mission since 1978.

KIOSK’s learner driven solutions are benchmarked using:

As a client.of the MaRS Social Innovation Generation (SiG) group, KIOSK is recognized for its innovative approaches to cross-sectoral partnerships, creative curricula design, and deployment of leading-edge technologies for live, interactive, online programs for IEP clients and stakeholder groups. KIOSK, with its diverse partners, continues to lead in providing effective solutions to the high functioning professional, offering practical integration programs for new Canadians.

What we do

KIOSK consults with the private sector for a vast array of industrial and professional streams, for individuals and their organization. In the public and not for profit sectors, we design and deliver comprehensive strategies and solution to address the pressing needs of higher functioning IEPs. KIOSK has partnered with such organizations as Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Information and Communication Technology Council, CPP Investment Board and CIBC.

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Whom we serve

  • Financial, banking and insurance sectors. Manufacturing, IT and pharmaceuticals
  • AMEX, Blakey & Blakey, CIBC, Magna, Manulife, Mintz & Partners, OmniLogic, Janssen-Ortho, Price-Waterhouse, Royal Trust
  • Executives, professionals, technicians
  • Companies and individuals
  • The workplace where people speak English as their second language (ESL)
  • Government partners

What our clients say

“Course content in all aspects is applicable to real workplace circumstances which helps newcomers emerge as confident workers.” Jin, Accountant

“The online technology is excellent. It allows participants to overcome time and geographic limitations.” Luis, Systems Engineer

“CSP is (and should be) an integral part of the CGA program as this enhances professionalism particularly for immigrants through efficient communication.” Khalid, Student in the CGA Program of Professional Studies

Related Information

  • Career Focus Program
  • KIOSK & ICTC Press Release
  • Online Education Platforms
  • Internationally Trained Workers
  • Language Barriers to Employment
  • Never underestimate the value of the watercooler
ICTC is pleased to announce that once again the Career Focus program experienced an overwhelmingly positive response. The total number of subsidies has been awarded, and we are no longer accepting further applications. This program helps small and medium-sized organisations with some additional funding to include highly skilled young post-secondary graduates in their workplace and increase productivity. Career Focus also aids youth across Canada to build their employability capacity in ICT and develop their digital skills. ICTC is truly grateful Read More
June 2, 2010 What are the gaps and barriers that prevent newcomers from finding good positions in their field of expertise? Inadequate communication skills and lack of Canadian workplace and cultural experience provide the most immediate roadblocks. "A 2004 study of immigrants…identified health care workers and ICT professionals as the two occupational groupings most likely to emigrate. Almost 7 per cent of ICT immigrants who came to Canada in the 1990s re-emigrated." This percentage represents close to 50,000 ICT workers Read More
With the rise of online education platforms, a new model of online learning has emerged, promising quality, affordable education at scale. This new generation of educational platforms offer alternatives to expensive degrees programs and physical classrooms in the hopes of emphasizing interactive, personalized and skill-based learning. An online education platform must provide the following: Comprehensive cloud-based learning platform – Delivers a unified, scalable learning platform through both public and private cloud infrastructure. Mobile-centric education experience – Provides full support for mobile devices Read More
In Canada, the integration of internationally-trained workers into the labour force is a pressing issue. As is the case with other industrialized nations, Canada’s economy faces the challenges of labour shortages, increasing need for skilled workers, the globalization of labour markets, and rapid demographic change. Industrialized nations today are competing with each other to recruit and retain internationally-trained workers—valuable human resources that can help economies facing labour shortages, increasing need for more skilled workers, and rapid demographic and technological changes. Read More
Statistics Canada says that new immigrants continue to have more difficulty in finding a job than Canadian-born residents. In addition to the general difficulties of regular job seekers in the mainstream society, immigrants and visible minorities have to cope with many other barriers to employment. It is very difficult for these job seekers to find and maintain employment, particularly for unemployed immigrants who are new arrivals, lacking an understanding of working culture and workplace norms of the mainstream society. Despite Read More
By Geraldine Cahill @ MaRS August 23, 2010 Water coolers: Where it all happens in Canadian culture Canadian office culture may not seem intimidating, but if you’re a new Canadian, your qualifications and global experience may not be enough to move ahead in your career. Understanding the value of small-talk in the office can be paramount to progressing into a management position. That’s where MaRS client KIOSK steps in. KIOSK offer English as a Second Language (ESL) communications solutions and specialized Read More

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    KIOSK will be offering online programs to students and professionals primarily through the university's E-Institute.  The agreement includes the training of both students and staff of the university as well as corporate partners in Mining, Engineering and Medical fields.  Classes are already under way.
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