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 May Workshops

Things You Need to Know When Renewing PR Card (LINC)

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Ave, Kelowna

Description: Are you planning to submit your Permanent Resident Card renewal application? This workshop is designed specially for those who want to do in on their own. It will cover:
  • Residency requirement for PR card renewal application
  • Document preparation
  • How to fill out the form

Register: Contact us at 250.763.8008 or email ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

Pre-Employment Sessions

Dates:
  • Create Resumes & Cover Letters
    Tuesday, May 10, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Finding a Job in the Canadian Job Market
    Thursday, May 12, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Labour Market Information & Identifying Career Choices
    Tuesday, May 17, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Discovering Yourself, your Skills & Interests
    Tuesday, May 19, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Gaining Canadian Experience & Networks
    Tuesday, May 24, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Keeping the Job & Understanding Canadian Workplace Culture
    Tuesday, May 26, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Register: Contact us at 250.763.8008 or email ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

Personal Safety: What RCMP can do for you

Date: Monday, May 16, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Ave, Kelowna

Description: Come join us while we take a trip to the RCMP office. Robyn Boffy, the Newcomer Liaison Officer, will tell us what RCMP can do to help us in our daily lives.

Register: Contact us at 250.763.8008 or email ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

Health & Well-being: How to Live a Healthy Life

Date: Monday, May 16, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Ave, Kelowna

Description: How do you get a healthy lifestyle when you do not have time or money? Michael Slater, a UBC med student, will teach you how to make small changes in your life to increase your health and happiness.

Register: Contact us at 250.763.8008 or email ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

Planning Summer Activities for your Family

Date: Friday, May 20, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Ave, Kelowna

Description: TBA

Register: Contact us at 250.763.8008 or email ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

Children's Program

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Ave, Kelowna

Description: TBA

Register: Contact us at 250.763.8008 or email ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

Asian Heritage Month: Korean Paper Lanterns

Date: Sunday, May 29, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Art Gallery, 1315 Water St, Kelowna

Description: An event for the whole family! Come celebrate Asian culture in Canada and make a Korean paper lantern to take home. There is a $4 admission fee. Only the first 15 seats will be covered by KCR.

Register: Contact us before May 26th at 250.763.8008 or email ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

Settlement June Workshops

A Chat with Citizenship Judge Pash

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 4:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Ave, Kelowna

Description: Citizenship Judge Pash is scheduled to come again to Kelowna with IRCC’s itinerant services. He will have a session for Immigrant Services staff as well as our clients to talk about the proposed changes to the current citizenship Act.

Register: Contact us at 250.763.8008 or email ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

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 Marriana at 250.763.8008 ext 135.

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 Aimee at 250.763.8008 ext 140.

Immigrant Services - Workshop Blog Posts

  • The Law & You – Hiring International Workers – April 14 Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna Pre-register: Contact Dorothee at ac.rcknull@eehtorod or call 250.860.4911 Kelowna Community Resources (KCR) Immigrant Services, in partnership with the Law Foundation of BC and Pushor Mitchell, continues its “The Law & You Series” with a session on hiring international workers. Topics covered include hiring and supporting foreign workers to Permanent Residency through the use of Labour Market Impact Assessment Applications and Express Entry Programs including the Provincial Nomination Program. “For employers looking to hire or recruit foreign workers, this is a critical session to come to,” says Sandra ...
  • Respect Lives Here – May 5 Come on out to the Inspired Word Cafe Open Mic session to hear about “Respect Lives Here”. Any evening of poetry, stories and music. Dates: April 7 & May 5, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Okanagan Heritage Museum, 470 Queensway Avenue Respect Lives Here: Respect recognizes differences Respect embraces understanding Respect elevates us to living harmoniously
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