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Skills Training Programs

Enhance your knowledge and upgrade your skills in a variety of topics including Workplace Health and Safety, Small Business Basics, Customer Service and more.

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Program Information

Skills Training focuses on providing skills that will help newcomers to Canada to accelerate their prospects of entering the labour market by preparing them with greater knowledge and skills.

Some of the Skills Training sessions are offered in partnership with local organizations that contribute their time and expertise. Sessions change every month.

Due to COVID-19, we are currently offering services virtually.

Online Trainings Offered

The following is a list of online trainings offered, if the link is live, registration is open.

Sessions are offered in group and individual settings.

Eligibility Requirements

Participants must be permanent residents, landed immigrants, intend-to-land, approved PR applications, Convention refugees.

  • A *JSW Assessment with an employment action plan is required prior to participation. To book a JSW assessment, please contact our Welcome Centre at 905-685-6589 Ext. 225 or email us at generalenquiries@folk-arts.ca
  • All sessions are offered in English, therefore, a minimum level of English of *CLB 4 is required.

(*JSW: Job Search Workshop)
(*CLB: Canadian Language Benchmarks)

All clients must register before starting a program.

Hours of Service

Due to COVID-19, all Skills Training sessions are currently offered online between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Accommodation for training after 4:30 pm maybe arranged upon request.

Interested in this program?

Please contact a team member for more information.

Team - Skills Training Program
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Resources

Brock University

Brock is a place where left-brain and right-brain thinking come together. Students develop rational/analytical thinking in concert with their emotional/creative sides. We view community involvement as crucial to developing intelligent, well-rounded members of society.

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Canadian Information Centre for International Credential

Whether you want to study in Canada or work in Canada, CICIC will assist and inform you about foreign credential recognition and the assessment of diplomas and qualifications in Canada.

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Evaluations and Fees - Professional License or Certification

World Education Services (WES) is North America's trusted leader in credential evaluation services.

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50+ Program

Any immigrant to Canada, newcomer or oldcomer is welcome to join the 50+ Group.

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Care For Newcomer Children

Prepares newcomer children with English language and other school readiness skills. Runs concurrent with the centre’s English day classes.

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Community Connections

Community Connections brings together newcomers to Canada and established community residents for sharing and learning.

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Employment Services

As a newcomer to Canada, you may have questions about job searching and what you can do to find the job of your choice. The Job Search Workshop Program is available on-line and in-person; our team of specialists understand the job search needs of people new to Canada. We succeed when you succeed!‍

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English as a Second Language Classes

Our centre offers full time Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for adults of varying levels of language ability. Our LINC/ESL program facilitates students’ social, cultural and occupational integration into Canadian life.

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Mental Health

Our Bridging Barriers to Newcomer Mental Health program provides mental health support to newcomers in Niagara who are experiencing language and other social barriers to accessing mainstream mental health services.

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Mentorship Program

Immigrant professionals who participate in the Mentorship Program will be connected to career mentors in their field through one-on-one and group sessions.

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Settlement Services

The Settlement Department assists newcomers to meet their immediate and longer-term settlement needs, including information and orientation to the community, referrals to community and social services, solution-focussed counselling and assistance with settlement plans.

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Skills Training Programs

Enhance your knowledge and upgrade your skills in a variety of topics including Workplace Health and Safety, Small Business Basics, Customer Service and more.

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Youth Services

The youth program offers several opportunities for newcomer youth age 13 to 24 to get connected to the community.

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Our Mission

We celebrate and promote cultural, social and economic inclusion and well-being of all immigrants and newcomers.

Our Vision

We are a gateway to equitable, respectful and welcoming communities for immigrants and newcomers in Niagara.

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