Benchmarking the Language Demands of Pharmacy Occupations in Canada

Benchmarking the Language Demands of Pharmacy Occupations in Canada The CCLB, in consultation with the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA), and with funding from the Foreign Credential Recognition Program of HRSDC, will benchmark the language demands (both French and English) of pharmacy occupations in Canada. The project will unfold over a one year period beginning in late June 2010. Following an initial planning phase, in which a National Advisory Committee will be established to provide guidance, a benchmarking team will be contracted to collect qualitative data through job shadowing and on-site workplace observations of authentic language use. Benchmark

Pan-Canadian Training Framework

Pan-Canadian Training Framework As a response to recommendations arising out of the National Consultation on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 2000 and Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) 2006, CCLB/CNCLC has received funding from the province of Alberta’s Immigration Policy and Programs Branch to develop a pan-Canadian training framework that outlines best practices for implementation support to language teachers and other practitioners working with the CLB and NCLC. The project will unfold over a three month period beginning in mid-June 2010. CCLB/CNCLC will convene a working group of CLB and NCLC experts from across Canada and from a wide range

Validation Design Consultations

Validation Design Consultations The National Consultations on the CLB/NCLC report provided fifteen recommendations to guide the revisions of the CLB/NCLC. Following the CLB revisions, a rigorous validation process is viewed as the logical next step and prerequisite for the CLB to become recognized as a high stake framework for the development of subsequent resources, used as practical, valid and reliable national standards of second language proficiency for educational, training, community, and workplace settings. With funding from the Government of Alberta CCLB convened in Ottawa a group of pan-Canadian validation experts on May 10th, 2010, to determine a methodology to validate

CLB Introductory Resources for the Language Industry Sector

CLB Introductory Resources for the Language Industry Sector Increasing the knowledge and awareness of Canadian Language Benchmarks/ Niveau de competence linguistique canadiens (CLB/NCLC) CCLB has received funding from Public Works and Governement Services Canada ( PWGSC) to develop introductory CLB/NCLC resources for ESL/FSL teachers who are not familiar with the Benchmarks as part of the Language Industry intiative component of the Canadian Language Sector Enhancement Program (CLSEP). Main deliverables of this project are: a multimedia Introduction to the CLB/NCLC, twenty CLB Exemplars in English and French and a bilingual lexicon. The project main objective is to set consistency in terms