Archive for the ‘Settlement Services’ Category

Community Resources and Services Available for New Immigrants

The Settlement Resource Centre at Hecate Strait has been set up to provide information and referrals for New Immigrants, and offers computer tutoring and self-access computers with Internet. Glenn Groulx works as the settlement Coordinator at the Centre, manages the resource materials, and coordinates the Welcoming Communities networking activities and provides assessment, information and referrals […]

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Learn about Volunteer Opportunities in Prince Rupert

Are you or someone you know a New Immigrant  interested in learning more about volunteering in our community? There are a number of opportunities to learn new skills, practice English, build connections, contribute to a worthwhile cause, meet new people and help others at the same time. You can contact Glenn at Hecate Strait Settlement […]

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Computer Tutoring Offered Free for New Immigrants

  Hecate Strait Settlement Services is now providing computer tutoring services for New Immigrants living in Prince Rupert and Port Edward. Permanent Residents (up to 10 years), Live-in Caregivers, and Convention Refugees are eligible to receive tutoring and settlement services. New Immigrants can now learn to use computers and the Internet with a tutor that will […]

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Career Resource Links for Job Seekers

  The Canada Job Bank has a very interesting resource for helping job-seekers do research in to the essential skills needed for a number of occupations. As a first step, you can complete the online Skills and Knowledge Checklist to explore jobs or career options that match your skills and knowledge. It includes a skills […]

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Resources for Investigating Careers Online

In the first part of this series I investigate the occupation of general office clerk using the “Working in Canada” job search tool. To obtain the resources needed to answer questions about different careers we might be interested in, we often first tend to go to Google and perhaps visit a few other search engines, […]

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Needing to Prepare for the IELTS Exam?

  For those new immigrants seeking to prepare for citizenship, or demonstrate proficiency in English as part of an application for licensing with a professional association, or to register for a degree or certificate program, preparing yourself using these free test samples for the IELTS Language Assessment is an excellent first step. The IELTS exam […]

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Computer Tutoring Available for Newcomers

Wanting to learn more about using computers to keep in touch with friends and family? Looking for work online and want to know more about using the web? Want an individualized study plan to feel more comfortable using the web and email? Need help with preparing, saving and emailing resumes, applications, forms, and letters? We […]

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Renting a Home? Buying your first home in Canada? What Newcomers Need to Know

The Settlement Resource Centre at Hecate Stait now has available a Guide for newcomers on buying a home in Canada. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has published this Guide to help Newcomers who are considering needing more information about renting, or becoming first-time home-buyers make more informed choices. For more detailed information, please […]

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