Workshops & Training

Workshops & Training

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



 

Settlement October Workshops

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 search. Topics include:

  • Creating Resumes and Cover Letters
    Tuesday, October 14th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Discovering Yourself, Your Skills and Interests
    Friday, October 17th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Finding a Job in the Canadian Job Market
    Monday, October 20th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Gaining Canadian Experience and Networks
    Friday, October 24th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Labour Market Information and Identifying Career Choices
    Monday, October 27th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Keeping the Job: Understanding Canadian Workplace Culture
    Friday, October 31st, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

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.

Free Child minding services will be provided if requested in advance

 

Settlement November Workshops

Citizenship 101

Dates: November 4, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: KCR, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Are you preparing for your Canadian Citizenship test? Citizenship 101 can help! Citizenship 101 is a free course aimed at helping you get ready for your citizenship test.

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

Child minding services will be provided if requested in advance

 

Legal Information Series

Dates: See below for dates and times
Location: KCR, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: In October and November, various lawyers will be providing presentations on different types of law. Learn how different Canadian laws may affect you, your family or your business.

  • Family Law
    Tuesday, November 4th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Speakers: Cathie Heinrichs and Brian Anslow, Pushor Mitchell LLP
  • Employment Law
    Tuesday, November 18th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Speakers: David Brown, Pushor Mitchell LLP
  • Criminal Law
    Tuesday, November 25th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Speakers: Ashleigh Baylis, Pushor Mitchell LLP

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

Child minding services will be provided if requested in advance

 

Pre Employment Workshops

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 search.

  • Discovering Yourself, Your Skills and Interests
    Thursday, November 6th, 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Gaining Canadian Experience and Networks
    Thursday, November 13th, 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Creating Resumes and Cover Letters
    Tuesday, November 18th, 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Creating Resumes and Cover Letters
    Tuesday, November 18th, 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Labour Market Information and Identifying Career Choices
    Thursday, November 20th, 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Finding a job in the Canadian Job Market
    Tuesday, November 25th, 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Keeping the Job and Understanding Canadian Workplace Culture
    Thursday, November 27th, 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@irucakl or by phone at 250.763.8008 x127.

Child minding services will be provided if requested in advance

 

Two Workshops in One Day: Health and Wellbeing | Personal Safety

Dates: Saturday, November 8th
Health and Wellbeing: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Personal Safety: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Columbus Villa, 1920 Richter Street, Kelowna

Description: Join us for these combined workshops! A light lunch will be provided
Health and Well Being
Learn more about:

  • Importance of staying active
  • How to stay active without joining a gym
  • We’ll learn some simple exercises you can do at home or with a group (wear comfortable clothing)

Personal Safety
In this workshop, we’ll provide you with the concepts and methods needed for self-defense and tips on:

  • Safety at Home
  • Safety on the Street
  • Preparing for Problems

To Register: Contact Doreen at ac.rcknull@neerod or by phone at 250.763.8008 x129 OR Marriana at ac.rcknull@anairram or by phone at 250.763.8008 x135.

Child minding services will be provided if requested in advance

 

Computer Skills for Job Search

Dates: Friday, November 21st, 9:30am – 11:30am
Location: KCR, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Are you looking for work? Would you like to learn how to use Microsoft Word better to create professional resumes and cover letters? This workshop will help you build your Microsoft Word skills to assist in your job search.

To Register: Contact Araeli at ac.rcknull@ileara or by phone at 250.763.8008 x131.

Child minding services will be provided if requested in advance

 

Tenancy Rights Workshop

Dates: Wednesday, November 26th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: KCR, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Join us for a free workshop on Tenancy Rights! With guest presenter Naihomi Ling from the Residential Tenancy Branch.
Topics to be covered:

  • Entering into a tenancy
  • Security deposits, pet deposits, and inspection
  • Rent increases and non-payment of rent
  • Ending a tenancy
  • Landlord access
  • Discrimination

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

Child minding services will be provided if requested in advance

 

Make Your Own Wreath

Dates: Sunday, November 30th, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: EECO Centre, 2363 Springfield Road, Kelowna

Description: Learn how to make your own wreath decoration for the winter season. We will be learning this activity together at the EECO Centre at Mission Creek Park.

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

Child minding services will be provided if requested in advance

 

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.

 

Immigrant Services – Workshop Blog Posts

  • 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 search. Topics include: Creating Resumes and Cover LettersTuesday, October 14th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm Discovering Yourself, Your Skills and InterestsFriday, October 17th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm Finding a Job in the Canadian Job MarketMonday, October 20th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm Gaining Canadian Experience and NetworksFriday, October 24th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm Labour Market Information and Identifying ...