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

 
 
Volunteer Information Session 
Tuesday, June 27 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Please note that Volunteer Info Session scheduled for June 13 was canceled.

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 e.mew@centrefornewcomers.ca
Online Job Search
Wednesday, July 5, 12
Basic Computer Skills 9:00 am – noon
On-Line Job Applications 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Learn to use the computer to assist with your job search
  • Gain basic computer skills for job search:  Open an e-mail account and attach documents to an e-mail; Save a Word document
  • Use job search sites
  • Gather valuable information on employers
To register contact Lidia  403.569.3329 l.bomba-sorbo@centrefornewcomers.ca
Employment Readiness Workshop
5-day workshop for immigrants on income support
June 26 - 30
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 - June 26
  • Personal Growth and Goal Setting - June 27
  • Labour Market Information and Job Search Strategies - June 28
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing - June 29
  • Practical Interview and Networking- June 30

To register for this workshop, please contact Vesna Stikic: 403.536.8819, 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
RESP workshops - Get government money for your kids' education after high school
July 15 and September 30 at 10:00-12:00 (Saturday)
July 28 at 1:00 pm - 3:00pm (Friday)
 
RESP is an educational saving account that is registered with Government of Canada. With an RESP, our clients may be able to receive other grants and subsidies such as; Canada Learning Bond, Basic and Additional Canada Education Saving Grants; and provincial education savings incentive.
Click here to learn more about the program.

To register, please contact: 
n.madan@centrefornewcomers.ca
h.taheri@centrefornewcomers.ca
Immigrant Access Fund Information Session
 July 27 at 1:30-3:30 pm
Find out how this loan portfolio can help you obtain the Canadian licensing or training for you to work in your field. This workshop also intends to provide info about eligibility requirements, uses of loan and ways to strengthen the application.
To register, please contact:
j.pinaroc@centreonewcomers.ca
y@centrefornewcomers.ca
y.al-shami@centrefornewcomers.ca
Purchasing Your First House in Canada
June 29 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Participants will learn more about what they need to know before purchasing their first house. 
Topics include:
  • Different types of houses
  • Type of House that Suits Your Needs
  • Purchasing Process
  • Mortgage Process and Tips
 
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
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Every Friday afternoon of July and August; September 15, 22 & 29 
 13:00 - 3:00 pm
To register, contact Irene i.yi@centrefornewcomers.ca