Skills Enhancement for Newcomers

91̽ is now offering new, tuition-free, Skills for Success, micro-credentials for newcomers. There will be three skills-based micro-credentials available:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability

Each micro-credential program contains a Learn, Practice, and Apply section, with three virtual simulations as well as case studies, case-based exercises, and role plays. Each micro-credential is up to 20-hours in length and is fully asynchronous - meaning that you do not need to log in at a specific time. Each micro-credential has an assessment at the beginning. If you are successful with the assessment, you will pass the micro-credential. If you are not successful with the assessment, you will be required to complete the course in full.

By participating in this program, newcomers will:

  • Benefit from a series of free micro-credential programs on Communication, Collaboration, and/or Adaptability
  • Have the opportunity to enhance their skills in all three of these areas
  • Be better prepared to meet on-the-job skill demands in the Canadian workplace
  • Be better prepared to connect/transfer skills and knowledge from your international work experience to the Canadian labour market
  • Receive a micro-certificate upon successful completion of the program

These courses have been funded through the Government of Canada’s Skills for Success program in partnership with Colleges and Institutes Canada.

Who Can Apply?

You are eligible if you meet ALL the following criteria, including:

1. Being a newcomer to Canada. A newcomer is defined as a citizen, refugee, or permanent resident who has been living in Canada for less than 5 years. Those who have received an invitation for permanent residency or citizenship but have not arrived yet in Canada are eligible to participate.

2. Be at least 18 years old.

3. Be legally entitled to work and study in Canada.

International students or those on work visas are not eligible to participate.

Students are recommended to have:

  • A CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) of at least 6+
  • Minimum high school education or equivalent
  • Access to a computer or laptop and reliable internet
    • If you do not have this at home, you are welcome to come to 91̽ to access technology
  • Some relevant work experience, in any industry, either international or Canadian
  • Basic digital skills
    • Specifically, students will need to be able to independently navigate new digital environments, such as the Learning Management System

Are there any other options for micro-credential training?

YES! to see what else is available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to have work experience in a specific industry?

It is recommended that you have some relevant work experience, in any industry, either international or Canadian.

How do I register?

You will need to complete the form below. Once the form has been received and reviewed, you will be contacted to confirm that you meet the eligibility criteria and have been enrolled in the micro-credential courses.

How many micro-credential courses can I take?

You can take part in one or more micro-credential(s) of your choice. There are 3 micro-credentials available to take and each micro-credential is 20 hours long.

Do I have to attend any classes at a certain time?

No, the micro-credentials will be fully online and asynchronous. You can take them at any time, from anywhere.

How do I login to the course?

Once registered, you will get an email with login details and instructions.

What if I don’t have access to a computer or internet?

You will be able to come to the 91̽ campus and use a computer. Please contact continuingeducation@saultcollege.ca to make arrangements.

Basic digital skills (e.g., keyboarding, accessing the internet, using an online Learning Management System) are recommended.

Who can I contact if I need help?

You are encouraged to contact the staff in Continuing Education if you need help. Email continuingeducation@saultcollege.ca or call 705-759-2554 ext. 2430.

Will I earn a certificate if I successfully complete one of the micro-credential courses?

Yes, upon successful completion of any of the micro-credentials, you will receive a micro-certificate that verifies your skills.

Are you ready to join us?
Fill out the Skills Enhancement for Newcomers Application Form below.

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Skills Enhancement for Newcomers Registration Form

This form has been designed to assess whether or not you are eligible to participate in the tuition-free, Skills for Success, micro-credentials.

Personal Information

This next section is required by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) for audit and statistical purposes.

Contact Information
Phone Number

Eligibility Information

I am a newcomer to Canada as per the definition above.
I have proof that I meet the eligibility requirements (note, you may have to provide this proof of eligibility)

Terms of Assessment

You will be contacted within ten business days after you submit this form to let you know if you have qualified to have your course fee covered.


I hereby declare that the information provided is true and correct

Please upload your proof of eligibility here .
If proof cannot be attached, please
 send your letter to continuingeducation@saultcollege.ca.
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