English for Employment: Job Search

What Is English for Employment: Job Search (EEJS)?

English for Employment: Job Search is a rebranding of the course Adult ESL Classroom Online (AECO). The name has been changed to help newcomers better understand the content and nature of the course.

Course Overview

This course was designed to provide free English language materials to help newcomers find employment. Targeting beginner-level English Language Learners (ELL) between CLB 3 and 4, course content includes English soft-skill essentials like interview preparation, ways to access job markets, filling out applications, and more. In working their way through the course, students improve their language proficiency areas with an emphasis on increasing their employability and digital literacy.

EEJS is intended as a practice resource and does not have a completion certificate or instructor available for one-on-one assistance at this time. If you have any questions about this, please contact us.

Structure and Materials

This course is made up of 12 modules that students can complete on their own time. Modules included in the course are:

  • The Canadian Job Market
  • Job Advertisements and Emails
  • Job Applications and Submission Strategies
  • Hidden Job Opportunities and Networking
  • Introduction to Resume Writing
  • More Resume Writing
  • Cover Letters
  • Invitation To Interview
  • Preparing For The Interview
  • Job Interview Strategies
  • Post-Interview Follow-Up
  • Preparing For The First Day At A New Job

Guest access is available for this course for free and students can view the materials by clicking “Register” on the left tab.


Instructors are able to access this course and use the accompanying materials to help students improve their knowledge of job search and career advancement skills, improve their communication skills, and their digital literacy. This course is also available as an open educational resource, meaning that instructors can:

  • Copy the course to a learning management system (Moodle-based).
  • Access the open online version, linked above.
  • Freely download and use the materials in their own online classes.

By having access to ready-made and editable materials, this course can help equip ESL instructors with the strategies, vocabulary, and tools needed to offer online programming, thereby encouraging participation in future e-learning initiatives or course design. The Calgary Immigrant Educational Society encourages instructors and service providers to get in touch if there are any questions about the use of this course, and the e-learning department can be contacted here.


Funding for AECO’s development was provided by:

Am I Eligible?

  • Minimum Canadian Language Benchmarks of 3/4 is recommended.
  • A basic familiarity with computers (Email, Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer)
  • A computer (or Moodle-capable tablet) with internet access.

When Is This Class?

  • Students work through the materials at their own pace.
  • It is recommended that students complete 2 hours of the self-directed activities of the material each week to complete the course in 12 weeks.

Where Is This Class?

  • This program is offered entirely online. Classes are made accessible through the CIES|Learn learning management system (LMS).
  • The Calgary Immigrant Educational Society e-learning office is located at The Welcome Centre for New Immigrants: 3820 – 32nd Street Northeast. Calgary, AB. T1Y 7L9. For more information, call 403-291-0002.

How Do I Join This Class?

Guest access is available for this course for free and students, teachers, and administrators can view the materials. To gain access, please fill out the following form.

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