Workshops & Information Sessions


Looking for Work?  Planning your career in Canada?  

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 career in Canada. 

Job Search Support and Career Counselling in Your LanguageThe 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 Career Practitioner in your first language. 

E-Job Search
 June 2-3; 9-10; 16-17
Thursday-Friday at 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 
Computer Literacy Class and Conversation Club for Syrian & Iraqi refugees
Are you a Syrian or Iraqi refugee? Would you like to get Basic Computer and English language skills?
Register for Computer Literacy Class or Conversation Club -  Centre’s volunteer-led initiative.

June 8 to July 27 Wednesdays at 4:30 to 6:30 pm

To register, please contact Feda Hamdan 403.569.3336 or
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Managing Workplace Expectations
May 24-27. June 27-30
 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
Health Services & Benefits 
May 27, Friday  at 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Information session on: 
  • Alberta Health Services 
  • Accessing community health services  
  • Health benefits for newcomers 

To register, please   contact Neelam Madan:  403.569.3325, ext. 223, 
Rashi Chadha: 403-648-2224,
Family & Youth Law
      May 28, Saturday at 1:00 – 3:00 pm
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, 
Permanent Residency in Canada
Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.

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
Legal Clinic
Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.
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,
Hatav Taheri:  403.569.3332

Presented in partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance
Employment Readiness  5-day workshop
Free service for immigrants on income support 
May 16 to 20 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gain 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
 Volunteer Information Session 
Tuesdays, May 24 or 31 at 1:30 pm – 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
Latin American Community
Resource Fair 2016
June 4, Saturday at 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
For information on:
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Employment services
  • Recreational activities for all ages
  • Settlement programs
  • English classes
For more information, please contact 403.290.5132
Light refreshments will be served
Home Alone Workshop
June 18, Saturday at 10 am-12 pm
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,
You and Your Community  
4-day Workshop Series
June 20-23, Monday to Thursday at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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 Noreen Mahmood 403.569.3325 ext. 279
You and Your Family 
June 13- 16, Monday to Thursday at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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 Noreen Mahmood 403.569.3325 ext. 279
You and Your Child’s Education
 May 30 - June 2, June 27 – 30
Monday to Thursday at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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 Noreen Mahmood 403.569.3325 ext. 279
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
Parenting in Canada
Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.
Information Session. Individualistic vs Collective Cultures. Canadian Parenting Norms
To register, please contact
Yifru Beyene:  403-569-3325 ext 326
Life Skills Training for Immigrant Women
Saturdays, June 4–July 9 at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Communication and Problem Solving Skills. 
Daycare will be provided throughout the sessions.
For more information or to register,  please contact:
Bukurie 403.536.8814
Money Management Workshops 
Presently no upcoming training. Please check our website for future updates.
Presented in partnership with Momentum
  • Develop awareness of the impact of advertising on your shopping expenses
  • Tackle consumerism and learn to spend on only what's most important to you
Credit. Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.
  • Learn strategies for the good use of credit cards and credit score 
  • Learn how to manage your credit wisely in your life
  • How to get out of debt - the smartest and the fastest way
  • Understand where to access consumer credit tools and resources
Banking. Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.
  • Learn how to use bank services efficiently and safely
  • Develop awareness about bank account options and benefits
  • Access banking tools and resources
To sign up, contact Tess 403.569.3325 ext. 247,
Plan for the Future
Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.
Information Session presented by Calgary Legal Guidance. 
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
Driving in Canada. Applying for Driver’s Licence
June 3 and 24, Friday at 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Topics include:
  • Requirements and process
  • Information and orientation to driving laws and legislations
  • Types of driving licence
To register, please contact:
Jay Pinaroc 403.539.5850
Yifru Beyene 403.569.3325 ext. 326 or