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Language training: Canada School of Public Service consolidates its expertise

Canada School of Public Service


Recently, the Canada School of Public Service announced that as of March 31, 2012, it would cease direct delivery of language training.

This is the final step in full implementation of the language training model announced by the Treasury Board Secretariat in 2006, in which this service would be delivered by external suppliers.

The private sector, universities and colleges currently have the recognized expertise and capacity to ensure direct delivery of language training services to the public service.

A high-quality service worth preserving

The School will continue to play a role in providing public servants with quality learning experiences.

That is why the School will go on supporting language training for the federal public service.

The School consolidates its expertise around services for public servants as follows:

  • It develops learning methodologies and technologies, disseminates the results of these new approaches to the industry and provides online language training tools and products;
  • It provides services related to language learning plans; and
  • It ensures the quality of language training offered to public servants by external suppliers who are pre-qualified through standing offers, by working with Public Works and Government Services Canada on the development of a national procurement mechanism for language training.

For more information, visit the Canada School of Public Service Web site.