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

Citizenship Test Study Circle

Date: Monday, June 29th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Join us as we help each other prepare for the Canadian Citizenship test.

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

Settlement July Workshops

Pre-Employment Series

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.
  • Thursday, July 2nd, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Creating Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Tuesday, July 7th, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Finding a Job in the Canadian Job Market
  • Thursday, July 9th, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Labour Market Information & Identifying Career Choices
  • Tuesday, July 14th, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Discovering Yourself, Your Skills & Interests
  • Thursday, July 16th, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Gaining Canadian Experience & Networks
  • Tuesday, July 23rd, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Keeping the Job & Understanding Canadian Workplace Culture
Register: Contact Immigrant Services at 250.763.8008 or ac.rcknull@secivrestnargimmi.

Computer Skills

Date: Friday, July 3rd, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Do you have specific questions about Microsoft Office programs? At this workshop, we will examine the basic components to Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint to meet your everyday needs! Please bring your own computer to help with familiarization!

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

English Conversation Circle

Dates:
  • Thursday, July 9th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Tuesday, July 14th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Thursday, July 16th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Tuesday, July 21st, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Thursday, July 23rd, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Tuesday, July 28th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Thursday, July 30th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #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.

Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program

Dates:
  • Monday, July 6th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Monday, July 13th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Monday, July 20th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Monday, July 27th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Friday, July 31st, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Description: There are no perfect parents, or perfect children. All of us need help and support from time to time too. Join with other parents for a group that can help you to do your best and feel good about yourself and your kids.

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

Orchard Tour & Fruit Picking

Date: Wednesday, July 15th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Paynter's Market, 3687 Paynter Road, West Kelowna

Description: We will take a tour of the orchards at Paynter’s Market and pick some cherries and apricots.

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

Pre-school Options

Date: Friday, July 17th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Kelowna Gymnastix, 1891 Springfield Road, Kelowna

Description: Learn different options for pre-schools in Kelowna. You will experience “jump, hop & roll” activity.

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

Financial Systems & Banking

Date: Wednesday, July 22nd, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Kelowna Community Resources, #120 - 1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Our guest speaker Rocky Taetz, from Canada Royal Financial is specialized in financial counsel, education and investment advice. He will talk about how to plan and invest on RESP/RRSP and retirement.

Register: Contact Marriana at 250.763.8008 ext 135 or ac.rcknull@anairram.

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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