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. 

ONSITE WORKSHOPS AND INFO SESSIONS ADDRESS

Centre for Newcomers
1010, 999 - 36 St. NE

We offer offsite support at the Saddletowne Library
 at Genesis Centre on 7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE

SADDLETOWNE LIBRARY 
Settlement Services
Fridays 12:00 – 4:00 pm   
Saturdays 12:00 – 4:00 pm 
 

 

VOLUNTEER INFO SESSIONS 2018

Tues, Oct 16 – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Wed, Nov 7 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tues, Nov 13 – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tues, Nov 27 – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Wed, Dec 5 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 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 e.mew@centrefornewcomers.ca

 
 
 
COMPUTER LITERACY
Saturdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Would you like to learn and practice computer skills? We offer free computer literacy classes at the 
Centre for Newcomers. Content includes an introduction to computers, keyboarding, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
These classes are open to all - refugees, newcomers and citizens of Canada. 
To attend, please register with Elaine Mew at 403.539.5854 or e.mew@centrefornewcomers.ca
Build Your Credit History & Get Out of Debt
 
Mondays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 - 12:00 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
Eligibility:
  • 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 v.stikic@centrefornewcomers.ca or call 403.536.8819
 
This program is funded by Government of Canada and  Government of Alberta