Category Archives: Immigrant Services

Study: Settlement & Housing Experiences of Immigrants to Kelowna

We are looking for your participation in a study on the settlement and housing experiences of immigrants in Kelowna. Each person who participates will receive a free meal during the survey and a $30 gift certificate to Superstore. Child minding is available upon prior request. To be eligible to participate in the survey, respondents must more »Continue Reading

Safe Harbour – February Newsletter

Safe Harbour: Respect for All is a long-standing AMSSA program that puts vision into action: creating opportunities for storefront businesses, institutions, agencies, and municipalities to celebrate our differences, helping to create more welcoming communities that support diversity and reject discrimination. View their February Newsletter Sign up for their monthly newsletterContinue Reading

KCR’s First Annual Immigrant Services Fair

Date: Saturday, February 21st, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Location: Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna KCR is excited to announce that it will be holding it’s first Immigrant Services Fair on February 21st at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Various organizations and services will have tables where you can come and learn about the more »Continue Reading

Please Note: Longer Processing Times for Translations

Translation requests submitted to Immigrant Services in the next two weeks will not be completed until the middle of January 2015. This slow down in services is due to the holiday season and the processing time will return to normal in January. If you require an interpreter in December, please submit a request to Immigrant more »Continue Reading

Employment Opportunity: Employer Relations/ Job Developer/ Employment Specialist with Immigrant Services

Position Summary: Within our Immigrant Services department the Employment Counsellor’s primary responsibilities are to build relationships with local employers, provide employment counselling and facilitate pre-employment workshops. Prime Functions: Facilitating and delivering effective Employment services Initiate connections with local employers; market and promote Immigrant Services and its participants with local employers Demonstrate knowledge of eligibility requirements; more »Continue Reading

Shaw TV – A Day in the Life of…

Shaw TV (Channel 11) will be broadcasting the Immigrant Services video’s “A Day in the Life Of…” every Monday & Wednesday between 4:00pm – 6:00pm. This year, 5 families working with KCR were featured in 20 minute films about their experiences immigrating to Canada. These videos were called A Day in the Life. Feel free more »Continue Reading

Immigrant Services – Pre-Employment Series

Dates: See schedule below Location: KCR, #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna Description: Are you thinking about starting to look for work? Are you unemployed, new to the Canadian job market or need to update your skills? Are you not sure of which direction to go? Our Pre-Employment Program will help you get ready for your job more »Continue Reading

Come Visit Immigrant Services at the West Kelowna World Music Festival

Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 5:00pm – 10:00pm Location: Memorial Park, 3737 Old Okanagan Highway (behind Johnson Bentley Memorial Pool) Cost: Admission to all performances is free Description: West Kelowna World Music Festival is an artistic showcase, flavoured with the many cultures of the Okanagan Valley. This event is also family focused, offering kids’ zone, multicultural more »Continue Reading

Summer Program for Immigrant Youth

Are your children new to Canada and interested in having fun and new experiences this summer? From July to August, the Summer Youth Program will be arranging an average of 2 activities per week for newcomer youth. To register and for more information, contact Fatou Gamatié at ac.rcknull@margorphtuoy or call 250.869.7586 (cell) or 250.763.8008 x153. more »Continue Reading

KCR is Hiring – Research Consultant for the Central Okanagan Local Immigration Partnership Council

Research Consultant for the Central Okanagan Local Immigration Partnership Council Call for Letter of Interest (LOI) August 2014 – October 2014 The deadline for submission is July 11, 2014 at 8:30am. Letters of Interest (LOIs) received after the deadline will not be considered. 1.0 Purpose The Central Okanagan Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) Council announces a more »Continue Reading