Our Services

The Centre for Newcomers is a friendly place where you can:

  • Learn about life in Canada
  • Create a career plan and search for a job
  • Attend classes to improve your English
  • Meet other newcomers and begin to build your community in Canada

Ongoing Training Programs and Job Search Services

English Language ProgramImprove your ability to speak, understand, read and write in English. The Centre offers English classes for adults. To take part in ESL (English as a second language) classes, you must first visit the Immigrant Language and Vocational Assessment Referral Centre - ILVARC  at (403) 262-2656 and set up a time to meet with a specialist who will refer you to the right class.

Canadian Business Essentials for Accountants - Full-time training for newcomers with education and experience in accounting.  This bridging program is an excellent way to learn Canadian business essentials: accounting, tax, audit, law and much more.  Restart your accounting career in Canada. 

EthniCity Catering Work Experience - This program introduces participants to the food service industry through paid work experience. Classroom and kitchen training is provided. 

Career Development and Job Search - Learn about resume, interview, cover letter, networking, job search strategies as you look for work and plan your career in Canada.  Our Job Search Centre provides clients with free computer use, fax and resume printing.  

Family and Youth Programs - a variety of program for specific age groups:
Real Me - youth support program for immigrant youth to enable them to develop a sense of identity and belonging, to avert the risk of criminal or gang involvement.
Family Settlement - Play-based, hands-on activities for children ages 2 - 12 accompanied by a parent.  Workshops are Monday to Thursday, 1pm - 3pm
Youth Possibilities Program - The participants attend workshop sessions designed to enhance their employability skills, essential skills and understanding of the Canadian workplace culture. Youth Possibilities Program is a 21-week program. It is a fulltime program with 9 weeks of Group-Based Employability Skills followed by 12 weeks of supported work experience.​

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