Workshops & Information Sessions

 

New to Canada? Looking for Work? Planning your Career?  

Sing up for our cost-free workshops/information sessions and learn about resumes, interviews, writing a cover letter, networking, job search strategies as you look for work and plan your life in Canada. 

Job Search Support and Career Counselling will provide you with the information and skills to guide you in your job search and help you reach your employment goal. 

Settlement Services counsellors will help you keep informed and connected to community services as you settle and become independent. We provide one-on-one counselling, capacity-building workshops, referrals to community resources, and assistance in identifying and reaching your settlement goals. 

The Centre for Newcomers offers services in English as well as over 40 other languages.
Call 403.569.3325 or visit the Centre to book an appointment with a Practitioner in your first language. 

We offer offsite support at the following locations:
1000 Voices and Saddletowne Library are located inside Genesis Centre on 7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE

1000 VOICES 
Settlement Services
Tuesdays 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesdays 8:30 am – 4:00 pm     
Fridays 8:30 – 11:00 am 
Career and Employment Services
Tuesdays and Wednesday 9:00 – 4:00 pm 
SADDLETOWNE LIBRARY 
Settlement Services
Fridays 12:00 – 4:00 pm   
Saturdays 12:00 – 4:00 pm 


 


ONSITE WORKSHOPS AND INFO SESSIONS ADDRESS
Centre for Newcomers
1010, 999 - 36 St. NE

 
 
Online Job Search
 
Basic Computer Skills
Wednesday, August 9
9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Gain basic computer skills for job search
  • Open an e-mail account and attach documents to an e-mail
  • Save a Word document & forward applications to employers
Online Job Applications 
Tuesday, August 8
1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Use job search sites
  • Know information on employers
  • Search & apply for jobs online successfully
  • Must have email account and know how to attach document
To register contact Lidia  403.569.3329 l.bomba-sorbo@centrefornewcomers.ca
Employment Readiness Workshop
August  21st - 25th
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Gain a better understanding of your career options. Develop job search skills and identify positive choices towards change in this free 5-day workshop for immigrants on income support
Topics include:
Identifying Options and Problem Solving
August 21, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Personal Growth and Goal Setting
August 22, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Labour Market Information and Job Search Strategies
August 23, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Resume and Cover Letter Writing
August 24, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm
Practical Interview and Networking
August 25, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  
To register for this workshop, please contact:
Vesna Stikic at 403.536.8819 or v.stikic@centrefornewcomers.ca
 
Life Skills Training for Immigrant Women
July 4 - September 7 (every Tuesdays & Thursdays)
12:00-4:00 pm
Life skills training is aimed at immigrant women where they will learn Communication and problem-solving skills. 
Find out about effective coping strategies to overcome challenges, and create positive change in your life.
Learn about:
  • Good communication skills and tools
  • Effective problem-solving techniques
To register, contact Bukurie Mino 403.536.8814 b.mino@centrefornewcomers.ca
Women’s Health & Family Wellness Expo 2017
Free Event
Explore options and resources to promote and maintain healthy mind, body, and spirit
August 19th
Saturday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Join us for
  • Children Activities & Live Cultural Performances
  • Workshops on Weight Management & Healthy Food
  • Skin Care & Healthy Lifestyle
  • Dance for Exercise, Art & Craft
  • Nail Art, Manicure & Henna
  • RESP Start Smart workshop & sign up (must bring SIN)
door prizes, light refreshments and much more! 
 
Free Knitting Lessons
October 5 to December 21
Thursdays 12:30 pm -3:30 pm

Peer Support Group for Immigrant Women
  • Make friends & break isolation
  • Practice English
  • Learn basic knitting skills

Contact Dolly to sign up 403.569.3325 ext .807 d.begum@centrefornewcomers.ca
Calgary After School Program workshop
September 7 at 1:30-3:30 pm
Workshop description:
This workshop intends to provide information about educational and recreational opportunities for your children. Moreover, it will give info about Calgary After School and the benefits of registering your kids in this program. 
To register, please contact:
j.pinaroc@centreonewcomers.ca
y@centrefornewcomers.ca
y.al-shami@centrefornewcomers.ca 
 
Conversation Café Chinese Peer Support Group
Every Friday afternoon of July and August; September 15, 22 & 29 
 13:00 - 3:00 pm
To register, contact Irene i.yi@centrefornewcomers.ca