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
October 19 - 20, November 2 - 3; 16 - 17, December 7 - 8
Thursday and Friday, 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 
Help your Kids Succeed with FREE Education Money
Saturday, November 5 at 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Get $500 now. It won’t cost you a cent!
  • Learn more about the free education money available for your child
  • Banks will be on hand to set up your no-fee RESP account (it can be opened with $0)
  • Light refreshments and prizes
  • Limited childcare provided
To register:
Contact your Settlement Practitioner or call 403.569.3325
Bring identification (ID) and a Social InsuranceNumber (SIN) for you and your children.
Money Management Workshops 
Presented in partnership with Momentum
Assets. Saturday, October 22 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Explore your human, personal, social, physical and financial Assets
  • Set goals and strategies for growing your assets
Banking. Saturday, October 29  at 10:30-12:30
  • Learn how to use bank services efficiently and safely
  • Develop awareness about bank account options and benefits
  • Access banking tools and resources
Credit. Saturday, November 5 at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • 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
Consumerism. Saturday, November 19 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • 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
To sign up, contact Tess 403.569.3325 ext. 247,
Computer Literacy Class and Conversation Club for refugees
Are you a 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.

November 2 to December 21 , Wednesdays at 4:30 to 6:30 pm

To register, please contact Camilo Torres 403.569.3349
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Driving in Canada
Session in Arabic
Thursday, October 27 at 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Topics include:
  • Introduction to driving in Canada
  • Classes 5 & 7 licence requirements
  • Road signs
To register, please contact:
Feda Hamdan: 403.569.3336, 
Hayat Amer: 403.569.3342, 
Yahya Al Shami: 403.537.8806,
Licensing/designation in Alberta for Engineers and Geoscientists

Presented by APEGA Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists

Friday, October 21 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about the process and next steps:
  • Overview of APEGA, its mandate and services the Canadian engineering and geoscience 
    licensing system
  • Licenses and Designations offered by APEGA
  • Membership: benefits and services

To register, email

This service receives funding from Alberta Human Services
Life Skills Training for Immigrant Women
 October 13 - December 15 at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saturdays, September 10 - October 22, November 5 – December10 
at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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
 Volunteer Information Session 
Wednesday, November 2 at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 8, 15, 22 or 29 at 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, December 7 at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, December 13 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
Home Alone Workshop
Saturday, October 22 at 10:00 - 12:00 
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
October 24 – 28, November 21 – 25, December 12 - 16
 Monday to Friday at 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
Friday, October 28 at 1:30 - 3:30 pm
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
Employment Readiness  5-day workshop
Free service for immigrants on income support 
Presently no upcoming workshops. Please check our website for future updates.
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
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
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