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 at 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 2018
Tuesday, January 23 or 30 at 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 
Wednesday, February 7 at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, February 13, 20 or 27 at 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 
Wednesday, March 6 at 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, March 14 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday, March 20 at 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
Building My Skills
Get help with: Life Skills, Employability Skills, Connection to Employers, One-on-One Support
November 28, 2017 to March 15, 2018
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday afternoons
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
(must commit to the full length of the program)
For LINC students assessed at CLB 3 and 4. Must have no Canadian work experience
Contact Lidia to register 403.569.3348 ext. 348
Computer Literacy Classes
Are you a refugee? Would you like to learn and practice computer skills?
We offer free computer literacy classes at the Centre for Newcomers
Computer Literacy Classes for Refugees is a part of CFNs Volunteer-led Refugee Integration Project (VLRIP)

To attend please contact Munir Qazzaz 403-569-3349
Emmanuelle Touma 403-648-2224
Build Your Credit History & Get Out of Debt
Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturdays 9:30-12:30 pm

Get the support you need and learn how you can reduce your debt and grow your savings.
  • Reduce or eliminate debt
  • Grow your savings
  • Improve your credit score
  • Achieve financial goals (car, vacation, home, etc.)
For more information about this FREE service or to book an appointment, please call 403.569.3325.
Transition to Employment Services
For clients with 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 counselling
  • 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 or call 403.536.8819
This program is funded by Government of Canada and  Government of Alberta