This series of innovative and interactive orientation sessions is designed to introduce foreign trained professionals to various topics of resettlement soon after their arrival in Canada.
The topics of the Calgary: A New Chapter orientation sessions provide newcomer professionals with information about the city of Calgary, the local education system, finances and banking, recreational and volunteer opportunities, community service, Canadian workplace culture, and employment preparation.
Each session covers a key component of the integration process, including:
- Cultural Adaptation
- Civic Participation
- Credentials and Workplace Culture
- Job Search Skills
The sessions are hosted by professionals from within the community who share information and advice from their field of expertise. Speakers include: HR specialists, business owners, civic leaders, representatives from the Calgary Police, banking professionals, and many others.
Upon completion of the session, each participant receives a CD and Workbook Planner which will assist them to design their own settlement plan. The CD contains links to a wide variety of carefully reviewed and selected websites which provide practical and useful information.