Workshops & Training

Workshops & Training

Blow 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: Discovering Yourself, Your Skills & Interests

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Please join us for a workshop where we do different activities to learn more about our skills, interests and how to find the best job for our skills and interests.

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


Start a Career as a Health Care Assistant

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Lauren Hritoski from Interior Health will join us at KCR and inform you how you can become a healthcare assistant. Here's what you will learn:
  • How you can become a healthcare assistant
  • Tips on how International Health Care workers can apply for their BC Care Aide number
  • What types of positions are available once you graduate
  • Why choose Interior Health as an employer
  • Some tips and tricks when applying and what you can expect
  • Time for questions and comments

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


Employment Standards: Your Rights Working in BC

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: This workshop will be presented by Alana DeGrave, 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.


Pre-Employment: Gaining Canadian Experience & Networks

Date: Thursday, June 14 2018, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 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: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.


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

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 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: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.


Free Legal Clinic at KCR

Dates: 3rd Thursday of the month
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Do you have limited income and an urgent legal issue with any of these types of law?
  • Small claims
  • Employment standards
  • Tenancy rights
  • Real estate
Allisa Wu is a lawyer at Montgomery Miles and Stone Law Firm. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin and has experience working with individuals of all different background and age groups. She is giving pro-bono (free) 1 hour legal consultations for individuals who need help with the any of the issues listed above. If you want to attend, you can register with your settlement worker. Appointments only, no walk-ins.


Pre-Employment: Create Resumes & Cover Letters

Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Learn how to create a winning resume and cover letter.

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


Tenancy Rights

Date: Friday, June 22, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Did you know there are new changes made recently to the Residential Tenancy Act? Please join us to learn about the following topics: Entering and ending a tenancy, Security deposits, Rent increases and more. You are always encouraged to bring your questions to ask our guest speaker Naihomi Ling, senior information officer from the Residential Tenancy Branch.

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


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

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna

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

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


Volunteering & KGH Tour

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Kelowna General Hospital, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna - We will meet at the Rose Avenue entrance lobby

Description: Do you know there are many different benefits of volunteering? About one half of Canadians contributed their time, energy and skills to groups and organizations, such as charities and non-profits. Please join us to take a tour around Kelowna General Hospital. You might find a way to get involved from here! Wear comfortable shoes.

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


Pre-Employment: Labour Market Information & Identifying Career Choices

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 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: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi. Child minding is available upon request.


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 like 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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