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 August Workshops

English Conversation Club

Dates: July 5 - August 25, Tuesday & Thursday, 2016, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: The English Conversation Circle is a fun, safe place to practice English and make new friends. All skill levels are welcome.

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.

Pre-Employment Sessions

Dates:
  • Create Resumes & Cover Letters
    Thursday, August 4, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Finding a Job in the Canadian Job Market
    Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Labour Market Information & Identifying Career Choices
    Thursday, August 11, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Discovering Yourself, Your skills & Interests
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Gaining Canadian Experience & Networks
    Thursday, August 18, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Keeping the Job & Understanding Canadian Workplace Culture
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: KCR, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: TBA

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.

Community Connections: Picnic at Mission Creek

Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Mission Creek Regional Park, 2363 Springfield Road, Kelowna

Description: TBA

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

Workshop for TFWs and International Students: 101 Ways of Becoming a Permanent Resident & How to Navigate the IRCC Website

Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: KCR, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Join us and learn how to navigate the IRCC website and the following:
  • Federal Skilled Workers Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class - Post-Graduate Work Permit & CEC
  • Study Permit & Open Work Permit = CEC
  • Open Work Permit - Permanent Residence as a Caregiver
  • Express Entry: How it works and comprehensive ranking system
  • Permanent Residence via Family Sponsorship
  • BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) : Skills Immigration
  • BC PNP: Entrepreneur Immigration

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.

Computer Skills – Part 2: Microsoft Excel

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: KCR - Employment, #375 - 1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna

Description: Do you know how to use Excel to create budgets, track costs and generate quotes? Please come and learn tools and ideas that will save time and create professional looking proposals and plans. We will show you the overview of sheets including: adding, deleting, renaming, how referencing works, how to navigate Excel, knowing where you are in the spreadsheet and so much more!

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.

Employment Standards

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: KCR, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: This workshop will be presented by an officer from the Employment Standards office of the Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Services. Topics covered will be: minimum wage, overtime, payroll issues and other items related to working in Canada. Time will be available for any questions you have in relation to your job.

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.

Hiring Foreign In-home Caregivers: Their Pathway to Permanent Residence

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: KCR, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Learn how families can hire a foreign caregiver to provide care, in a private residence, to children, seniors or persons with certified medical needs, when Canadians and permanent residents are not available.

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.

Legal Rights & Responsibilities

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: TBA

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.

Volunteering – Tourism Kelowna

Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: KCR, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: The English Conversation Circle is a fun, safe place to practice English and make new friends. All skill levels are welcome.

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.

Family Program: Free Dental Health for Babies & Children

Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Shawna Gibb from Interior Health Dental Program will talk about caring for your baby and toddler's teeth. Topics she will cover are:
  • How tooth decay can be prevented
  • Where to look for tooth decay
  • When should I take my child to the dentist

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

Volunteering – YMCA Kelowna

Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: TBA

Description: TBA

Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.


Immigrant Services Summer Youth Program - Activities

Cost: There will be a $5 charge per permanent resident youth per activity and a $15 charge per naturalized citizen youth per activity. Please only register for activities that you are planning to attend as space is limited.

The deadline to register for August activities is Monday, August 1st.

Contact: For further information please contact Chelsea Bigsot by email at ac.rcknull@margorphtuoy or call 250.763.8008.

Get Creative at KCR

Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Come and join us for a crafty afternoon. We will be doing various crafts such as making Paracord bracelets, painting, and watching a movie! (P.S. If you have any movie suggestions, let Chelsea know!)

Snack: Will be provided by KCR.
What to Wear: Dress as you please but things might get a bit messy!
What to Bring: A good attitude and a creative mind.

Drop Off: Will be at KCR at 2:00 pm.
Pick Up: Participants will need to be picked up at KCR at 4:00 pm. Please make sure to be on time.

Hiking at Knox Mountain

Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Knox Mountain, 580 Knox Mountain Drive, Kelowna

Description: We will be hiking to Paul’s tomb at Knox Mountain. The hike should be 45 minutes each way and we will be stopping at Paul’s tomb for a snack break.

What to Wear: Wear clothing you can move in and wear a generous amount of sunscreen. You may also want to wear a hat.
What to Bring: Please bring a water bottle and sunscreen!

Drop Off: We will meet at the Lower Crown Lookout at no later than 10:00 am.
Pick Up: Participants will need to be picked up at the Lower Crown Lookout at 12:00 pm. Please make sure to be on time.

A Day at the Beach!

Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Gyro Beach, 3400 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna

Description: I am loving this sunny summer weather! What better way to enjoy the season by spending a day at the beach? We’ll be swimming, having a having a tug-of-war, doing a sand castle building contest, and more fun activities at Gyro Beach!

What to Wear: A bathing suit and sunscreen.
What to Bring: A change of clothes, towel, sand castle making supplies (optional), any games you want to share and sunscreen.

Drop Off: We will meet at Gyro by the big red apple at 2:20 pm.
Pick Up: Participants will need to be picked up by the big red apple by 4:30 pm. Please make sure to be on time.

Making Art at the Art Gallery

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Art Gallery, 1315 Water Street, Kelowna

Description: We will be visiting the Kelowna Art Gallery for an enriching tour filled with engaging group discussion about the current exhibition. After the tour, we will be doing a hands-on art activity!

Snack: Will be provided by KCR.
What to Wear: Dress as you please!
What to Bring: A good attitude and a creative/open mind.

Drop Off: We will meet in the Kelowna Art Gallery lobby at 2:45 pm.
Pick Up: Participants will need to be picked up in the Kelowna Art Gallery lobby by 4:30 pm. Please make sure to be on time.

Laser Tag!

Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Planet Lazer, #3 - 1960 Springfield Road, Kelowna

Description: Ready to get your game on? Come join us for two rounds of laser tag! (P.S. Make sure to come up with a fun code name!)

Snack: Snack will be provided by KCR.
What to Wear: Wear clothes you can move in! (P.S. White and neon colours glow in the black light!)
What to Bring: Bring your own water bottle.

Drop Off: We will meet at the entrance at 10:30 am.
Pick Up: Participants will need to be picked up at the entrance by 12:00 pm. Please make sure to be on time.

Throwback Thursday with the Kelowna Museum

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location(s): Laurel Packinghouse: 1304 Elis Street, Kelowna Okanagan Heritage Museum: 470 Queensway, Kelowna

Description: We will be exploring the Cultural District, stories and fascinating facts about Kelowna’s downtown core with an interactive walking tour! We will be starting at the Laurel Packinghouse and ending at the Okanagan Heritage Museum. After the tour, there will be time to discover the various exhibits at the Okanagan Heritage Museum!

Snack: Will be provided by KCR.
What to Wear: Wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen!
What to Bring: Bring a curious mind and a good attitude!

Drop Off: We will be meeting at the entrance of the Laurel Packing House at 2:30 pm.
Pick Up: Participants will need to be picked up at the Okanagan Heritage Museum entrance at 4:30 pm. Please make sure to be on time.

Bowling

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 2:30 pm - 4:30pm
Location: Capri Valley Lanes, 1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna (in the Capri Centre Mall)

Description: We will be playing a few games of bowling at Capri Valley Lanes.

Snack: Snack will be provided by KCR.
What to Wear: Dress as you please!
What to Bring: You may want to bring a water bottle.

Drop Off: We will meet at the entrance of Capri Valley Lanes at 2:30 pm.
Pick Up: Participants will need to be picked up at the Capri Valley Lanes at 4:30 pm. Please make sure to be on time.

The Amazing Race!

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016, 10:00am - 1:00 pm
Location: Dolphins Statue, 1234, 1200 Water Street, Kelowna

Description: Something special for our last event of the 2016 Youth Summer Program! Two teams will compete for a very special prize! All teams will be accompanied by a supervisor or a volunteer. Teams will be directed to multiple locations all over down town Kelowna and must complete challenges! To win, players must have keen intuition to solve puzzles, agility to complete tasks, speed to get to the different locations and strong teamwork in order to achieve success together! There will be a wrap-up picnic after; parents are more than welcome to join us for lunch!

Snack: Snacks and a picnic lunch at the Waterfront Park will be provided by KCR.
What to Wear: Wear something you can move in and wear lots of sunscreen!
What to Bring: Bring your own water bottle and your smiley self!

Drop Off: We will meet at Dolphins Statue no later than 9:45 am.
Pick Up: Participants will need to be picked up at the Dolphins Statue at 1:00 pm. Please make sure to be on time.

Ongoing Programs at Immigrant Services

Employment Mentorship Program

Would you like to meet people working in your desired field of work? Join our Employment Mentorship Program!

KCR's Employment Mentorship Program aims to assist you in learning more about Canadian workplace culture, improve your job search skills and meet people already working in your field of interest.

We currently have mentors in computer programming, banking and social work. If you are interested in any of these areas and would liked to be matched to one of these mentors, please contact Vicki at 250.763.8008 ext 139.

If none of those areas of work interest you and you would like a mentor for a different type of work, please contact Marriana at the above number. We will find a mentor for you.

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 Marriana at 250.763.8008 ext 135.

Immigrant Services - Workshop Blog Posts

  • Immigrant Services Summer Youth Program is Back! Is your child looking for something to do this summer? KCR’s Summer Youth Program is back and is open to children who are 9-15 years old and are still permanent residents. Registration and consent forms can be emailed to ac.rcknull@margorphtuoy or can be dropped off in person at the KCR office. Schedule of Events – July Cost: There is a $5 fee per person per activity this year. The deadline to register for July activities is Monday, July 4th. Wibit Water Park Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm Location: Wibit Kelowna, 1600 Abbott Street, Kelowna Description: Something special for our last event in ...
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