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 September Workshops

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.

 

 

Settlement October Workshops

Women’s Self Esteem Workshop
Date: October 9th, 9:30am – 11:30am
Location: KCR, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: All women are invited to join us and speakers from Kelowna Family Center and Kelowna Women’s Shelter to take time to think about ourselves, improve our self-image, meet other women and share personal skin care tips such as meditation and other spiritual practices, skin care, hair styling tips, make up and learn how to increase positive thoughts and decrease self-doubt. Women will also be able to learn about more of the available community resources for women in the community.

To Register: Contact Araeli Hubert at ac.rcknull@ileara or call 250.763.8008 x131.

Child minding services will be provided if requested in advance

 


 

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.

Child minding services will be provided if requested in advance

 


 

A Guided Tour of Kelowna’s Transit System
Date: Wednesday, October 15th, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Meet at the lobby of Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society, 442 Leon Avenue

Description: If you’re a newcomer to Kelowna or a new user to buses, getting around Kelowna can seem confusing at first. How do you use Kelowna Transit System? What are the best options for getting where you need to go? How do you pay for tickets?

In this 2-hour guided tour, Joyce Mainland from BC Transit Operations will take us on a bus ride and answer all your questions to help you find the best way to get where you’re going fast.

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

Child minding services will NOT be provided, but children are welcome to attend with their parents. Children under 12 ride the bus for free

 


 

Volunteering Workshop
Date: Saturday, October 18th, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Location: KCR, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: This is your chance to gain some Canadian volunteering experience and expand your network! We will be volunteering at the Kelowna Gospel Mission for a portion of the workshop.
Topics to be covered:

  • Why volunteer?
  • Volunteer Culture
  • Professional Networking
  • How to find the perfect volunteer fit for you?

*Please dress comfortably, wear close-toed shoes, and wear hair tied back!

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 from 10:00am – 12:00pm

 


 

Educational Computer Games for Kids and Parents
Date: Wednesday, October 22nd, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: KCR, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Do you know why your kids are glued so much to games? What are the most popular games they play? Why don’t you come learn some of them and make gaming educational to your kids and fun your family can enjoy together.

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

 


 

Youth Leadership Workshop
Date: Friday, October 24th, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: KCR, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Join us in this fun-filled leadership training workshop for Permanent Resident Youths ages 12-15.Youth will participate in Leadership Training Activities that will help participants develop leadership skills as they plan to initiate a project that will promote Kelowna as the best place for youth to live in. A light lunch will also be provided.

To Register: Contact Olivet at ac.rcknull@tevilo or by phone at 250.763.8008 x123.

 


 

Employment Standards & Labour Market Trends Workshop
Date: Saturday, October 25th, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: KCR, #120 – 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Join us for these combined workshops! Lunch will be provided.
Employment Standards:

  • Minimum wages
  • Meal breaks, overtime, deductions
  • Vacation pay and statutory holidays

Labour Market Trends:

  • 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

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

 


 

Family Activity- Corn Maze
Date: TBA, check our weekly newsletter for more information.

 


 

Coming in November – Citizenship 101
Dates: November 4/5/10/12/17/19/24/26, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
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 Aimee at ac.rcknull@eemia or by phone at 250.763.8008 x140 or 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 ...