EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

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STARTING A BUSINESS IN ALBERTA FOR IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS

JANUARY 25, 2022

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join CFN for a workshop covering the following topics:

  • Options for becoming an entrepreneur in Alberta.

  • The legal business structures available to entrepreneurs in Alberta.

  • Business licensing and regulations.

  • Considerations when starting a business.

  • Q&A session with presenter

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ENGLISH
CONVERSATION CLUB

WEDNESDAYS

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join CFN and presenter Barb Ferguson every Wednesday for our virtual  Conversation Club.  Practice English language skills and receive information about relevant settlement information and services.

For more information and to register click below.

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VOLUNTEER-LED ESL (VESL)

AFTERNOON AND EVENING SESSIONS AVAILABLE

Come practise and develop your English skills in a small and fun group setting. Make friends with people from around the world.  Learn more about resources to help you with your settlement in Calgary.​

  • VESL is offered online via zoom

  • Afternoon and evening sessions are available depending on your level.

For more info contact ElaineMew at

403-539-5854.

Click the link below to register.

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SUCCEEDING IN

YOUR ONLINE JOB  SEARCH (SOS)

ONGOING

Are you an immigrant job seeker with low technology or computer skills? Do you have difficulty with English? Have you been experiencing distress due to the Covid-19 pandemic? Do you want to be able to successfully apply for online jobs?

 

CFN'S Succeeding in Online Job Search (SOS) offers one week of digital upskilling workshop using online job application platforms, one week of intensive one-on-one or group coaching and employer connection support.

For more information please send an email at

 SOS@centrefornewcomers.ca 

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GOOD USE OF 

YOUR MONEY

ONGOING REGISTRATION

Get the support you need and learn how you can reduce your debt and grow your savings. Improve your credit score and achieve financial goals.  Workshops are held on:

 

         

To register or for more information about this service click below.

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2022 CHINESE NEW YEAR VIRTUAL CELEBRATION

JANUARY 26, 2022

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CFN invites you to  celebrate the year of the Tiger in Mandarin, with virtual performances & door prizes.

To register for this event  call

 403 539 5859 or click below to register via email.   

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ETHNICITY CATERING

 EMPLOYMENT TRAINING PROGRAM

ONGOING REGISTRATION

EthniCity Catering and Café is a non-profit social enterprise at the Centre for Newcomers that provides paid Canadian work experience and training for immigrants and refugees. It provides 10-12 weeks of online and in-person training. Trainees gain hands-on experience in a commercial kitchen, improve communication skills and increase customer service understanding during the program.

 

Our training registration and information sessions are ongoing. 

 

For more information please call

403-0536-8817 / 403-536-8242

or send us an email at  kitchentraining@centrefornewcomers.ca 

if you know someone who will benefit from the program.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE CARES

ONGOING REGISTRATION

CFN & Women In Need Society are excited to launch Customer Service Cares, a 4-week program for newcomers that develops customer service language and job search skills for the retail or warehouse workforce. 

Please complete the Customer Service CARES Application form by clicking the link below:

Complete and Submit CSC Training application form

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VOLUNTEER 

@CFN

ONGOING

Would you like to Volunteer with CFN? Come in for a Volunteer Orientation session to find our what best suits you. Included is a brief history of the Centre for Newcomers, volunteerism in Canada, volunteer roles at CFN and

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 click below. 

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COMPUTER

LITERACY

ONGOING

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, immigrants and citizens of Canada. Classes are Saturdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon To attend or for more information click below.  

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CLAIMING REFUGEE STATUS IN CANADA

FEBRUARY 8, 2022

6:00 PM 

Join CFN and Lawyer Rowan Fisher, from Fisher Law for an information session and learn about the process of making an in-Canada refugee claim.

To register for this event  call

 403-831-6641 or click below to register via email.   

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INTRODUCTION TO CANADIAN LOGISTICS

(ICL) MICROCREDENTIAL

ONGOING REGISTRATION

  • 3-week training towards advancing a career and gaining MicroCredential in Canadian logistics

  • 1-week employment and job search themed workshop series

  • Professional network support and job placement assistance

 

Eligibility:

  • At least 18  year of age

  • Residing in Alberta

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or legally entitled to work or train in Canada

  • Unemployed or underemployed with adequate English skills (CLB 5 and up) seeking to pursue a career or occupation in logistics 

  • Ready, Willing, and Able to commit to a 4-week training

For more information please send an email at ICL@centrefornewcomers.ca

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CANADIAN

CULTURE CLUB

VIRTUAL WINTER INTAKE

Connect with others who have moved to Canada and born Canadians to learn more about life in Canada and Calgary – so that your settlement journey is less of a challenge than it has to be.

 

Share your own experiences of moving to Canada and what you have learned about settling in Canada – all Virtually!

 

For more information and to register click below.

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RETURN TO

WORK IN ALBERTA

ONGOING

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. Must currently be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) or have received regular EI payments in the previous 5 years. For more information or to register click below.

For more information, please send an email at

 CDJS@centrefornewcomers.ca

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MULTICULTURAL

PEER MENTORSHIP

Ongoing

A 4-month program that matches Mentors working as professionals in their industry in Canada with Mentees who are professionals striving to find employment in their fields. To register or for more information click below.