Through the EthniCity Catering Training Program as a Kitchen Helper, you can gain valuable Canadian work experience and learn new skills to help you find a permanent job.

EthniCity Catering is a social enterprise of the Centre for  Newcomers that provides transitional employment and training for immigrant and refugee women and men as well as a multi-ethnic menu for Calgary customers.

 Next Training Programs begin:

August 24

October 5

Applications and interviews are required. See the application form below.

What does the program offer?

  • A temporary and part-time Canadian job

  • Training to work in a commercial kitchen

  • Life skills and workplace essential skills training

  • A food safety card from Alberta Health Services

  • Support to look for permanent work

  • Information about settling and adjusting to life in Canada

How will you benefit?

  • Be paid to work in a commercial kitchen

  • Earn a Canadian job reference

  • Develop a social network and friendship with other newcomers

  • Practice English in a supportive team environment

  • Develop new skills for work in Canada


Do you qualify?

  • Low-income immigrants/refugee to Canada

  • Unemployed or underemployed and looking for a job

  • Lack of Canadian work experience

  • Commitment to a 10-week training and work experience

  • Basic English language skills

  • Limited formal education

EthniCity Catering is currently recruiting participants for immediate placement in the Work Experience Program.  Flexible hours (mornings and/or afternoons) with a minimum 15 hours per week for the first 10 weeks is guaranteed.


Please, bring the completed form to our reception desk. The office and commercial kitchen are located at the Centre for Newcomers at 1010, 999 - 36 St. NE.

You can download and complete the

EthniCity Catering Application Form.

For more information, call 403.536.8817 or email

EthniCity Catering receives funding from the United Way of Calgary and Area, to support its training and transitional employment program, and also from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), to train employees in Workplace Essential Skills.

Office Hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

We are closed on Statutory holidays and long weekends



1010, 999 - 36 Street NE

Calgary, AB T2A 7X6

(located inside the T & T Pacific Place Mall. -  Please use the northeast entrance off of 36 st, 12 Ave NE. No access from 33 st NE.



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Phone: 403.569.3325