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 September Workshops

*Child Minding available upon request for most workshops offered by KCR. Please inquire when registering*

Pre-Employment Series

  • Creating Resumes and Cover Letters
    Thursday, September 3rd, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Discovering Yourself, Your Skills and Interests
    Friday, September 11th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Finding a Job in the Canadian Market
    Monday, September 14th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Keeping the Job and Understanding Canadian Workplace Culture
    Friday, September 18th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Gaining Canadian Experience and Networks
    Thursday, September 24th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Labour Market Information and Identifying Career Choices
    Monday, September 28th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #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. Come to one or come to all of the topics, the choice is up to you.

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

Labour Market Trends

Date: Tuesday, September 8th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Our Labour Market Trends will cover the following:
  • 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

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

Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Date: Thursday, September 10th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Come learn about the following topics:
  • Canadian Rights and Responsibilities
  • Rights for non-citizens in Canada
  • Legal instruments of equality for women
  • Family caregiving rights
  • Your income support rights

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

Citizenship Study Circle

Date: Tuesdays on September 15th / September 22nd / September 29th, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: You are just one step away from becoming a Canadian Citizen! Join us at KCR to help you prepare for your Citizenship Test! There will be 3 sessions on: Test tips and tricks, useful Resource Materials, Test Simulations & Understanding Canadian Citizenship.

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

Community Kitchen at Okanagan Boys and Girls Club

Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Okanagan Boys and Girls Club, 1434 Graham Street, Kelowna

Description: In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare a healthy, Canadian meal. bring your apron because you will be cooking. Space is limited so register early. We will meet at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club.

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

College, University, Trade School Information and UBCO Tour

Date: Thursday, September 17th, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources and UBC Okanagan Campus

Description: We will talk about the different types of post secondary education and how to make the best choice for your or your child’s career goals. We will then take the bus together to UBC and have a tour of the campus.

Register: To register, please contact Immigrant Services at ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi or 250.763.8008. Child minding is available for the part of the workshop taking place at Kelowna Community Resources, parents are expected to bring their children with them on UBC Tour.

Employment Standards: Your Rights at Work in BC

Date: Monday, September 21st, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: As a worker in B.C., you enjoy a number of rights and some important responsibilities. Theresa Robertson, an Industrial Relations Officer from the BC Government will talk about your basic rights at work, protecting yourself and more. Either you are an employee or an employer, you will find this workshop beneficial to your understanding of BC Employment Standards.

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

Opening Doors

Date: Wednesdays on September 23rd / September 30th, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: This workshop is for women who want to increase their self confidence through knowledge, friendship and community connections, and who want to learn to communicate more confidently using their skills and talents.

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


*Child Minding available upon request for most workshops offered by KCR. Please inquire when registering*

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 or ac.rcknull@anairram.

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 ac.rcknull@eemia or 250.763.8008 x140.

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