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.
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.
The following is a list of online trainings offered, if the link is live, registration is open.
- Introduction to Health & Safety in the Workplace (including online module with Ministry of Health)
- Basic Computer Training: Using the Internet for Job Search
- How to Start a Food-related Business
- Using PowerPoint for Presentations
- Steps to starting your own business
- Online Interview Skills
- Starting a food-related business (+safe food handling certificate)
- Credential Assessment for regulated and non-regulated occupations
- Strategies to Access the Hidden Job Market
- Excel for employment and self-employment purposes
- Virtual College Exploration
- Customer Service Part 1
- Customer Service Part 2
- Creating a job search/skills training plan
- Information Session: How to Start a Home-based Childcare
- Personality Tests for education and career planning
- and more.
Sessions are offered in group and individual settings.
Program Contact: Yennis Camargo
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
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.
As a newcomer to Canada, you may have questions about job searching and what you can do to find the job of your choice. Our employment services are 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!Learn More
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.Learn More
Healthcare Navigator Training Program for IEHPs
The Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre is launching a pilot Healthcare Navigator Training Program for IEHPs that will create a pool of trained professionals who can assist and advocate for newcomers to Canada when they access healthcare in Ontario. The project will assist healthcare employers in the delivery of newcomer healthcare, it will help newcomers learn to navigate Ontario’s complex healthcare services and it will assist IEHPs to overcome the significant barriers to workforce entry they experience.Learn More
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.Learn More
Peer-to-Peer Vaccine Education & Outreach Program
Our Peer-to-Peer Vaccine Education & Outreach program provides information & education sessions to newcomers in Niagara so they have access to culturally and linguistically evidence-based information when it comes to COVID-19 & vaccines.Learn More
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.Learn More
We celebrate and promote cultural, social and economic inclusion and well-being of all immigrants and newcomers.
We are a gateway to equitable, respectful and welcoming communities for immigrants and newcomers in Niagara.