1 on 1 workshop descriptions for Newcomers



Digital Literacy/Using Computers: These hands-on orientation workshops are provided on a 1 on 1 or small group basis by appointment. Please contact Nancy to arrange a time to meet. Our support staff will work with you to navigate government sites, use the computer, find online resources, download materials, save to USB drives or to the Cloud, or print off materials.

Language Exam Readiness: Many newcomers need to refresh their knowledge and prepare for language exams. Settlement staff can assist you to become more prepared to take the Citizenship exam, or the IELTS or CeLPiP exams.

Citizenship Test PrepĀ Set up a time to meet with a staff person to help you get information about accessing online videos, reading and listening to preparation materials, and going through quiz questions. You can work with a tutor or in a small group to go over the main content of Discover, the Citizenship Prep Guide.

Workplace Readiness: Staff will also help you on a 1 on 1 basis to prepare workplace emails and memos, get practice with reading and working with a variety of samples of Canadian workplace documents, and build confidence by practicing taking and giving notes and messages. Staff will also engage you in role-plays to build conversation skills to work with the telephone and face-to-face conversations and job interviews. In addition, workplace certifications are often needed for work; for example, FoodSafe is needed if you will be handling food; WHMIS is required if cleaning, and SuperHost is needed if you want a job in customer services. There are several other certifications that the settlement staff can help you prepare for.

Community EngagementĀ 

Need help connecting to organizations or community services? Do you want to get involved in volunteering to build employment skills and do some networking, or meet new people? Our resources and staff can assist you to find contacts and opportunities.

Our services for newcomers and immigrants are available free of charge in Prince Rupert thanks to funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and BC Settlement and Integration Services.