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 
Settlement Services
Fridays 12:00 – 4:00 pm   
Saturdays 12:00 – 4:00 pm 


Centre for Newcomers
1010, 999 - 36 St. NE

Employment Readiness  5-day workshop
Free service for immigrants on income support
March 20-24
Monday to Friday from 9:00-12 noon
Gain a better understanding of your career options, develop job search skills
and identify positive choices towards change.
Topics include:
  • Identifying Options and Problem Solving
  • Personal Growth and Goal Setting
  • Labour Market information and Job Search strategies
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Practical Interview and Networking
To register, please contact Vesna 403.536.8819
Resource Fair
Friday, March 31 at 10:00 - 12:00 pm

1010, 999 36 Street NE
Calgary, Alberta T2A 7X6

No registration required. 

Participating organizations:
Computer Literacy Class and Conversation Club for refugees
Are you a refugee? Would you like to get Basic Computer and practice English language skills?
Register for Computer Literacy Class or Conversation Club -  Centre’s volunteer-led initiative.
 April 5th to May 24, Wednesdays, 4:30 to 6:30 pm. 

To register, please contact Camilo Torres 403.569.3349
درس محو أمية الحاسوب ونادي المحادثة لللاجئين
هل ترغب باكتساب وممارسة  المهارات الاساسية للحاسوب؟ انضم الى...

كل أربعاء من 4:30-6:30
في مركز المهاجرين الجدد 1010 , 999 - شارع 36 NE
للتسجيل يرجى التواصل مع  فداء 6333- 569 (403
 Volunteer Information Session 
Tuesday, March 21 or 28 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm
No registration required. Please bring a copy of your resume.
  • Brief history of the Centre for Newcomers
  • Volunteerism in Canada
  • Volunteer roles at the Centre
  • How to look for volunteer position in Calgary
For more information, please contact Elaine Mew 403.539.5854 or
Computer Literacy Training (CLT) program
Saturdays, March 4 - April 8
9:00 - 12:00 noon
This 6-week  program is open to anyone of any age and of any status in Canada.
Introduction to computers, keyboarding, Word, Excel and PowerPoint at a beginners level.
Registration is required. Contact Elaine at 403-539-5854 or
Life Skills Training for Immigrant Women
Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.
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
Daycare will be provided.

To register, contact Bukurie Mino 403.536.8814
E-Job Search
 Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.
Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

A two-day workshop on basic computer skills training.
  • Learn how to use the computer to assist with your job search;
  • Open an e-mail account and attach documents to an e-mail;
  • Set up a Word document; Use job search sites;
  • Gather valuable information on employers;
  • Explore how your skills and education could be used here in the job market.
Contact Lidia to register 403.569.3329 
Legal Clinic
Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Free and confidential assistance on legal matters related to immigration issues

Please bring one of these Residency Confirmation Documents:  PR Card, Work Permit or Citizenship Card 

To register, please contact:
Maria Mora: 403.569.3328,
Irene Yi:  403.537.8804
Presented in partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance  
Employment Workshops for Syrian Refugees
Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.
Learn about:
  • Choosing the right job you want to do and the training and education you need to succeed in Canada.
  • Basic computer skills: how to use a computer, search the internet, use an email account to apply for jobs.
  • Understanding Canadian Workplace Practices: how to keep your jobs, effective way to talk to your boss and co-workers, cultural similarities and differences.
No Cost: meals and public transportation tickets are provided.

To register contact Bernice at 403.536.8245 or email

This service receives funding from Community Foundations of Canada
ورشة عمل
للاجئين السوريين
تعلم عن:

ü  كيفية إختيار الوظيفة التي تريد العمل بها, وكيفية إيجاد برامج تدريبة والحصول علي الشهادات المهنية أو الحرفية

ü المهارات الأساسية لاستخدام الحاسوب:  كيفية استخدام الكمبيوتر للمبتدئين, البحث في شبكة الإنترنت, وإنشاء حساب بريد إلكتروني بغرض العمل.

ü فهم ممارسات العمل في كندا: كيف تحافظ على وظيفتك, كيفة التحدث مع زملائك ورئيسك في العمل. التشابه الثقافي والاختلاف.

مجانا: وجبات خفيفة مع إعظاء بطاقات المواصلات

أيام الجمعة والسبت بالمواعيد التالية :
Centre for Newcomers, 1010, 999 – 36 Street NE
Entrance through Pacific Place Mall by T&T Supermarket

للتسجيل: الاتصال على برنيس في مركز القادمين الجدد على الرقم 4582-536-403 أو من خلال البريد الاكتروني
Free Knitting Lessons
January 19  to  April 27
Every Thursday 
at 12:30 - 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
Home Alone Workshop
Presently no upcoming workshops. 
An interactive safety training workshop for youth’s ages 9-12yrs.
Children learn Safety, First Aid, and comfort skills through interactive games and role playing.
The course enables kids to develop confidence and feel safe when home alone.
To register, please contact Meenakshi 403.569.3348,
Managing Workplace Expectations
March 27 - 31
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Learn skills to find and keep your job in the Canadian workplace
  • Find out about the Canadian workplace culture
  • Understanding cultural differences in the workplace
  • Effective employment communication skills
  • Feedback and teamwork
  • Career profiles
Registration requirements
  • Must be a permanent resident or refugee
  • Interested in learning about Canadian workplace
  • Looking for a job
Contact Lidia to register:  403.569.3329 or
Renting in Alberta
Landlord and Tenant Law
Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.
A representative from the Calgary Residential Rental Association (CRRA) will present information and answer your questions related to Alberta’s Residential Tenancies Act including:
  • Rights and responsibilities that apply to landlords and tenants
  • Contracts/Lease Agreements
  • Security and Damage Deposits
  • Dispute Resolution
To register, please contact
Jay Pinaroc : 403-539-5850, or
Yifru Beyene: 403-569-3326 
Plan for the Future
Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.
Wills and Estates, Personal Directives, Power of Attorney
Topics include:
  •  How to plan your Will
  •  Appointing a guardian for minor children
  •  What happens if one dies without a Will
  •  Appointing a substitute decision-maker for your personal, medical, and financial matters
To register, contact:
Maria Mora:  403.569.3328
Hatav Taheri: 403.569.3332
Please bring one of these Residency Confirmation Documents: PR Card, Work Permit or Citizenship Card 
In collaboration with The Philippine Cultural Center Foundation  Calgary
You and Your Child’s Education
Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.
You will learn how to:
  • Become involved in your child’s school life
  • Keep track of child’s performance
  • Help your child succeed in school
Registration is required, please contact Meenakshi 403.569.3348,
Managing Stress
Session in Arabic
Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.
Health and Recreation Workshop. Practical and easy ways to relax and manage your stress
  • Recognize the link between thoughts,  behavior, and emotion
  • Understand how your personal reactions while under stress, contribute to the increase or reduction of anxiety and stress
  • Learn ways to control, manage and overcome stress
To register, please contact:
Hayat Amer 403.569.3342
Feda  Hamdan 403 569.33.36, or
Yahya Al Shami: 403.537.88.06
You and Your Family 
Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.
Join our workshop on how to cope with the stress of coming to a new country. 
You will learn how to:
  • Identify symptoms of stress
  • Learn stress management strategies 
  • Discuss healthy eating habits, harmonious family relationships and its impact on children’s well-being
Registration is required, please contact Meenakshi 403.569.3348,
You and Your Community  
4-day Workshop Series
Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.
Learn how connecting with your community and volunteering make integration process easier

You will learn: 
  • How to become aware of your surroundings and build a system of social support
  • How to be connected with others and make use of available resources
Registration is required, please contact Meenakshi 403.569.3348,
Permanent residency in Canada
Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.
Are you a live-in caregiver? Preparing for Permanent Residency? Join this information session.
Learn more:
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Documentation required
  • Processing time
  • Issues that may affect your application
To sign up contact Tess 403.569.3325 ext. 247 or
Family & Youth Law
Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.
Topics include:
  • Learn about youth Law
  • Youth rights & responsibilities
  • Real crime situation
  • How to avoid the peer pressure
To register, please contact:
Hayat Amer 403.569.3342,
Feda Hamdan 403.569.3336, 
Emotional Health - Positive thinking
Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.
Topics include:
  • Practice positive thinking
  • Focus on your potentials
  • Positive energy, positive results 
To register,  please contact:
Neelam Madan:  403.569.3325, ext 223 
Rashi Chadha: 403.648.2224