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 February Workshops

Pre Employment Series

Date: See Dates Below
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #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.

  • Creating Resumes and Cover Letters
    Monday, March 2nd, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Discover Yourself, Your Skills, Interests & Values
    Monday, March 9th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Creating Resumes and Cover Letters
    Thursday, March 12th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Gaining Canadian Experience and Networks
    Monday, March 16th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Finding a Job in the Canadian Job Market
    Thursday, March 19th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Labour Market Information and Career Choices
    Monday, March 23rd, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Understanding Canadian Workplace Culture
    Thursday, March 26th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Register: Contact Aimee at 250.763.8008 ext 140 or ac.rcknull@eemia or Latif at 250.763.8008 ext 127 or ac.rcknull@irucakl. If you require child minding, please contact us in advance!

 

Citizenship Test Tips!

Date: Thursday, March 5th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description:

  • Are you going to sit in a Citizenship test in a couple of days?
  • Have you read Discover Canada and don’t know how to prepare?
  • Do you want to find out what it is like on the test day?

In this workshop, you will learn about:

  • Practical testing tips
  • Useful preparation strategies and resource

Register: Contact Marriana at 250.763.8008 ext 135 or ac.rcknull@anairram

 

International Women’s Day Celebration

Date: Monday, March 9th, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Please join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day. Come prepared to talk about what International Women’s Day means to you and how or if it is celebrated in your home country. KCR will provide coffee, tea and snacks.

Register: Contact Doreen at 250.763.8008 ext 129 or ac.rcknull@neerod

 

Citizenship 101 – Citizenship Test Preparation Classes

Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 10th – April 2nd, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Preparing to Write the Canadian Citizenship Test? Our Free Citizenship 101 classes can help! Over 8 sessions, we will cover topics such as Canadian History, Canada’s System of Government, Canada’s Justice System, and Canadian Rights and Freedoms. PLUS: on March 10th at 4:30pm, a Citizenship Judge will be coming to KCR and doing a presentation on the new changes to the Citizenship Act and tips to help your application to be accepted, and your test to go well. Have your questions about Citizenship answered!

Register: Contact Doreen at 250.763.8008 ext 129 or ac.rcknull@neerod. If you require child minding, please contact us in advance!

 

Labour Market Trends

Date: Friday, March 13th, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Our Labour Market Trends will cover the following:

  • Using Labour Market Information in a new British Columbia
  • Service & Goods Sectors overview
  • Outlook for specific industries
  • Kelowna’s major employers
  • Immigration Market Force Impacts
  • National, provincial, and local unemployment rates

Register: Contact Latif at 250.763.8008 ext 127 or ac.rcknull@irucakl. If you require child minding, please contact us in advance!

 

Youth Program – First Day of Spring

Date: Friday, March 20th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Come join us and other youth and learn about growing vegetables and even plant your own seeds to take home with you. We will also learn about what other kinds of vegetables grow around the world.

Register: Contact Latif at 250.763.8008 ext 127 or ac.rcknull@irucakl. If you require child minding, please contact us in advance!

 

Computer Skills – Using Microsoft Excel to Organize Your Life

Date: Wednesday, March 25th, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Would you like to learn how to use Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets? Come to this workshop as you learn Spreadsheet software basics and how to use it to help make your life easier.

Register: Contact Latif at 250.763.8008 ext 127 or ac.rcknull@irucakl. If you require child minding, please contact us in advance!

 

H2O Adventure

Date: Saturday, March 28th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, 4075 Gordon Drive, Kelowna

Description: Come join us for a tour of everything that is available at H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre. Afterwards, you will have a chance to try out the facilities, so bring your swimsuit and exercise clothes!

Register: Contact Marriana at 250.763.8008 ext 135 or ac.rcknull@anairram. If you require child minding, please contact us in advance!

 

Self Employment Information

Date: Tuesday, March 31st, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Topics covered:

  • What you should know about Self-Employment?
  • Is Self-Employment Right for you?
  • Types of self-employment
  • How small are your self-employment activities?

Register: Contact Latif at 250.763.8008 ext 127 or ac.rcknull@irucakl. If you require child minding, please contact us 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.

 

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