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

 


 

Business Law Information Session
Dates: See Below
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.

  • Business Law – Presenter: Una Gabie, Touchstone Law
    Tuesday, October 21st, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Employment Law – Presenter: David Brown, Pushor Mitchell
    Tuesday, October 28th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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

Free Child minding services will be provided if requested in advance

 


 

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.

 


 

Nutrition Tour
Date: Tuesday, October 28th, 11:00am
Location: Save On Foods, Orchard Plaza, 1876 Cooper Rd, Kelowna (Meet at Customer Service Desk at 10:50am)

Description: Join us on this fun and informative tour. We will learn how to:

  • Read and understand nutrition labels
  • Make healthy, affordable food choices
  • Be a wise grocery shopper

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

 


 

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 ...