Archive for the ‘Settlement Services’ Category

English Study Circle begins again January 6

The English Study group starts again this year on Monday January 6 from 9am till about 11am. There will be conversation, pronunciation, and a number of activities that will practice English skills in reading, grammar, writing and vocabulary practice as well. About the English Study Circle Contact Glenn by phone or email to arrange an […]

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Upcoming Information and Orientation Sessions for Newcomers

These workshops are now available for 1 on 1 tutoring.  Essential Skills Lab – Reading and Writing Participants will be provided essential skill level locators, and work as part of facilitated group or individually to develop essential skills for reading and using workplace documents. Participants will gain familiarity and practical experience with Canadian signs, memos, […]

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Have a Question? Complete the Online Information Form

As a newcomer, you might need a way to ask a quick question or find online materials; you can contact me using the online form. I have prepared this information request form you can use to contact me directly. My regular office hours are 9am till 3pm so you can call me at 250-624-9498 or […]

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Needing to Prepare for the IELTS Exam?

Update: The closest testing location for the IELTS exam is in Prince George: This page will provide further details on the location, contact info, and exam dates. https://www.ielts-exam.net/test-center-search/canada/british-columbia/prince-george   For those new immigrants seeking to prepare for entry to a post-secondary institution, you can begin preparing yourself using these free test samples for the IELTS […]

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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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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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