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 June Workshops

Pre-Employment: Finding a Job in the Canadian Job Market

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Looking for a job? This workshop will help you learn how to improve your job search skills.

Register Now: To register, please contact Immigrant Services at ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi or call 250.763.8008. Free childcare for your children when you attend.


Get Involved Part 1: Volunteering is Great For You!

Date: Monday, June 19, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Did you know that over 50% of Canadians volunteered last year? Come to our workshop to learn about the benefits of volunteering and how to find the perfect volunteer opportunity for yourself.

Register Now: To register, please contact Immigrant Services at ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi or call 250.763.8008. Free childcare for your children when you attend.


Pre-Employment: Labour Market Information & Identifying Career Choices

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Please join us for a workshop on the Labour Market in the Okanagan and how you can use Labour Market Information to make good career choices.

Register Now: To register, please contact Immigrant Services at ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi or call 250.763.8008. Free childcare for your children when you attend.


BC PNP and FederalExpress Entry Application for Temporary Foreign Workers

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Are you interested in immigrating to Canada? You may be eligible for the BC PNP and Federal Express Entry Program. Join us to understand the process, our gust speaker Ivory Xi will help you see if you meet specific criteria, gather your documents and apply. Please come prepared with your questions for this informative workshop.

Register Now: To register, please contact Immigrant Services at ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi or call 250.763.8008. Free childcare for your children when you attend.


Taaloo Zorouna: Visits with our Syrian Neighbours - World Refugee Day

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Okanagan Regional Library - Kelowna Branch, 1380 Ellis Road, Kelowna

Description: Join the Central Okanagan Local Immigration Partnership, KCR Community Resources, Okanagan Regional Library Downtown Kelowna branch and London Drugs Welcoming 150 for a screening of a film about Syrian families in our community. This videos was produced in partnership with the Refugee Response Team - Thompson Okanagan and Kootenays, the ECO Art Incubator and the University of British Columbia Okanagan Creative & Critical Studies Department.
  • Meet and Greet newcomers to the Central Okanagan
  • Opening comments by Mayor Colin Basran
  • Doreen Rosvold, KCR Refugee Resettlement Coordinator will provide an update on the Syrian families in the Central Okanagan
  • Q&A or Comments

Host: Rawle James - COLIP Coordinator

Brought to you by: KCR Community Resources, The Central Okanagan Immigration Partnership (COLIP), the Refugee Response Team - Thompson Okanagan and Kootenays, the ECO Art Incubator, the University of British Columbia Okanagan Creative & Critical Studies Department, Okanagan Regional Library Downtown Branch and London Drugs.


Tenancy Rights: Things You Need to Know

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Are you renting your home? Learn about the following topics and more: Entering and ending a tenancy, security deposits, rent increases, non-payment of rent, repairs and maintenance, landlord's access, assignment and sublet, discrimination and offences.

Register Now: To register, please contact Immigrant Services at ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi or call 250.763.8008. Free childcare for your children when you attend.


Get Involved Part 2: Volunteering with Restore Habitat for Humanity

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Restore, Habitat for Humanity, 2092 Enterprise Way

Description: Come try volunteering with us at Habitat for Humanity's Restore!

Register Now: To register, please contact Immigrant Services at ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi or call 250.763.8008.


Employment Standards

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, 620 Leon 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 BC. Time will be available for any questions you have about your job.

Register Now: To register, please contact Immigrant Services at ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi or call 250.763.8008. Free childcare for your children when you attend.


Learn to Camp

Date: Friday, June 23 - Sunday, June 25, 2017
Location: Glacier National Park, BC

Registration is now closed! To receive information about next year's Learn to Camp Event, please email Aimee at ac.rcknull@eemia.


Pre-Employment: Gaining Canadian Experience & Networks

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Come learn why employers are looking for Canadian Experience in their employees and learn how you can gain Canadian Work Experience before getting your first Canadian job.

Register Now: To register, please contact Immigrant Services at ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi or call 250.763.8008. Free childcare for your children when you attend.


Pre-Employment: Keeping the Job & Understanding Canadian Workplace Culture

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Come learn why employers are looking for Canadian Experience in their employees and learn how you can gain Canadian Work Experience before getting your first Canadian job.

Register Now: To register, please contact Immigrant Services at ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi or call 250.763.8008. Free childcare for your children when you attend.


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.

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