Below is a list of upcoming workshops KCR is offering in Immigrant Services. These workshops are all offered for free (unless otherwise noted).

 



Ongoing Programs at Immigrant Services

Settlement Mentorship Program

  • Do you want to practice your English?
  • Do you want to meet more people in Kelowna?
  • Do you want to become more involved in Canadian culture and lifestyle?

The Settlement Mentorship Program can match you with a mentor, who has been living in Canada for a longer amount of time. You and your mentor will meet once a week for a 6 month period and your mentor can help you practice your English, meet people and become more involved in Canadian culture by doing different activities that you are both interested in.

If you or your family are interested in being matched with a mentor or mentor family, please contact Aimee at ac.rcknull@eemia or 250.763.8008 x140.

Settlement September Workshops

Pre-Employment Series
Dates: See below
Location: KCR, #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue

Description: Are you thinking about starting to look for work? Our Pre Employment Program will help you get ready for your job search. Topics include:

  • Discovering Yourself, Your Skills and Interests
    Monday, September 8th, 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Creating Resumes and Cover Letters
    Thursday, September 11th, 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Gaining Canadian Experience and Networks
    Monday, September 22nd, 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Steps for Finding a Job
    Tuesday, September 23rd, 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Keeping the Job: Understanding Canadian Workplace Culture
    Wednesday, September 24th, 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Labour Market Information and Identifying Career Choices
    Thursday, September 25th, 9:30am – 11:30am

To Register: Contact Aimee at ac.rcknull@eemia or by phone at 250.763.8008 x140 or Latif at ac.rcknull@fital or by phone at 250.763.8008 x127.

Child minding services will be provided. If you require child minding, contact us in advance!

 


 

Changes to the Foreign Worker Program Session
Date: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: KCR, #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue

Description: The presentation will provide a thorough introduction to some significant changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFW). It will also address issues and concerns specific to Agricultural Farm Workers.
You will learn:

  • Key changes implemented over the past year
  • 4 Year Cap for Temporary Foreign Workers and exceptions
  • Permanent Residency options (transitioning foreign workers to permanent status)
  • Time frames to introduction of the changes
  • Overview of high-skilled and low skilled Labour Market Impact Assessment Applications
  • Information for Agricultural Workers

To Register: Contact Elizabeth at ac.rcknull@htebazile or by phone at 250.763.8008 x139.

 


 

Income Tax Workshop
Date: Thursday, September 18th, 2014, 9:00am – 11:00am
Location: KCR, #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue

Description: Don’t be caught unaware! It will soon be time to file taxes!
Join us for a free workshop on: where your taxes go, how to file your taxes, what documents you need to file, tips and tricks to saving money. With special guest Frank Simonelli from H&R Block.

To Register: Contact Kay at ac.rcknull@yak or by phone at 250.763.8008 x126.

Child minding services will be provided. If you require child minding, contact us in advance!

 


 

Labour Market Trends
Date: Friday, September 26th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: KCR, #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue

Description: Knowing the trends in the Labour Market in BC and Kelowna will help with your job search. Topics to be covered:

  • Using Labour Market Information in a New British Columbia
  • An Overview of the Service Sector
  • An Overview of the Good Sector
  • Labour Market Characteristics
  • Outlook for Specific Industries and Occupations
  • Major Employers in Kelowna
  • Immigration Market Force Impacts – Trends (survey) in British Columbia
  • The National, Provincial and Local Unemployment rates

To Register: Contact Latif at ac.rcknull@irucakl or by phone at 250.763.8008 x127.

Child minding services will be provided. If you require child minding, contact us in advance!

 


 

Be Winter Smart! – Family Program
Date: Saturday, September 27th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: KCR, #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue

Description: Marita Goetz, from Global Fitness will be providing some tips on how to keep those “winter blues” away through the right diet and exercise. Wear comfortable clothing as you may even try some exercises.

To Register: Contact Victoria at ac.rcknull@airotciv or by phone at 250.763.8008 x150.

 


 

Kokanee Salmon Spawning Run
Date: Monday, September 30th, 9:45am – 11:00am
Location: Mission Creek Regional Park (Meet at gazebo near parking lot)

Description: Join us for an Interpretive tour to learn more about the spawning Kokanee salmon.

To Register: Contact Doreen at ac.rcknull@neerod or by phone at 250.763.8008 x129.

 

Immigrant Services – Workshop Blog Posts

  • Immigrant Services – Pre-Employment Series Dates: See below Location: KCR, #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue Description: Are you thinking about starting to look for work? Our Pre Employment Program will help you get ready for your job search. Topics include: Discovering Yourself, Your Skills and InterestsMonday, September 8th, 9:30am – 11:30am Creating Resumes and Cover LettersThursday, September 11th, 9:30am – 11:30am Gaining Canadian Experience and NetworksMonday, September 22nd, 9:30am – 11:30am Steps for Finding a JobTuesday, September 23rd, 9:30am – 11:30am Keeping the Job: Understanding Canadian Workplace CultureWednesday, September 24th, 9:30am – 11:30am Labour Market Information and Identifying Career ChoicesThursday, September 25th, 9:30am – 11:30am To Register: Contact Aimee at ac.rcknull@eemia or by phone at 250.763.8008 ...