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

Volunteer Information Sessions

Tues, Sept  26 – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
October dates:
Wed, Oct 4 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tues, Oct 10, 17, 31 – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 
November dates:
Wed, Nov 8 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tues, Nov 14, 21 and 28 – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
December dates:
Wed, Dec 6 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tues, Dec 12 – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Information includes:
  • Brief history of the Centre for Newcomers
  • Volunteerism in Canada
  • Volunteer roles at the Centre
  • How to look for volunteer positions in Calgary
Join any session. No registration required. Please bring a copy of your resume.
Please continue to check our website for upcoming schedule.
For more information, please contact Elaine Mew at 403.539.5854 or
Legal Clinic
Free and confidential advice on legal matters related to immigration
Wednesday, October 11 at 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Please bring one of the following: Residency Confirmation Documents - PR Card, Work Permit or Citizenship Card.
Must register to attend.  

Contact Maria 403-569-3328
or Hayat 403-569-3342
Transition to Employment Services
For clients on EI support
This program provides comprehensive and personalized services to EI recipients in Calgary and area for re-entry into the workforce. Clients may receive specialized technical training, childcare support and workers' benefits (WCB) while attending the program.
Program features:
  • Client assessments and individual service plans
  • Employment readiness support through training and one-on-one counseling
  • Industry-specific mentorship support
  • Job placement/direct job matching or work experience support
  • Organization of networking events with prospective employers
  • Permanent Residents, Refugees, and Canadian Citizens over 18 years of age
  • Must be unemployed or underemployed and seeking full-time work
  • Must currently be receiving  Employment Insurance (EI) or have received regular EI payments in the previous 5 years.
To register, please contact Vesna Stikic
This program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and Government of Alberta. 
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
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
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