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Workshops 

NSMS offers a number of workshops and programs to help newcomers learn about, and participate in, Canadian life.

These include workshops and programs for settlement, community connections, North Vancouver school information, youth, employment, English language and diversity in community.

Workshops and programs are held at our offices at 123 East 15th Street North Vancouver, and at various locations in the community. It is important to confirm location of the workshops.

For a copy of the current Program Summary, click here

Date

Every other Friday

Next Sessions: March 22, April 5

Time

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

North Shore Multicultural Society is pleased to invite you to our Newcomer Information Session. This no-cost orientation session will help you and your family understand and connect to the services available on the North Shore, as well as in Canada.

For more information and to register:

Front Desk office@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Flyer:

Newcomer Info Sessions_Farsi_Generic 2019

Dates 

Thursdays

January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 13

Time

9:30am – 11:30am

Location

North Vancouver City Library

120 West 14th Street, North Vancouver

Language

Mandarin

Description:

In this monthly support group, parents will learn about and discuss important topics relating to parenting teenage children. Topics include communicating with pre-teens and teens, social media safety, dating and bullying, and more.

For more information and to register:

Ting Ting Reuveny, tingr@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer: 

Parenting Teens Support Group English 2019

Parenting Teens Support Group Mandarin 2019

Date 

Wednesday, March 20

Time

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Mandarin

Description:

In this workshop, you will learn how and why to write a will, designating beneficiaries, and other important legal topics.

For more information and to register:

Rosanna Ng, rosannan@nsms.ca or 604-973-0464

Ting Ting Reuveny, tingr@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer: 

Wills_English_March 20 2019

Wills_Mandarin_March 20 2019

Date 

Tuesday, March 26

Time

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

Join this workshop to learn about the requirements and how to apply
for Permanent Resident status in Canada.

For more information and to register:

Masha Rademakers, mashar@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer: Pathways to PR Foreign Workers – March

Date 

Monday, April 8

Time

10:00am – 11:30am

Location

North Shore Emergency Management

147 East 14th Street, North Vancouver

Language

English, with support in Mandarin

Description:

Join this workshop to learn about preparing for an emergency. Topics include planning for yourself and your family during a disaster and creating an emergency kit.

For more information and to register:

Front Desk, office@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer: 

Emergency Prep_English_Apr 8

Date 

Tuesday, April 9

Time

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Location

North Shore Emergency Management

147 East 14th Street, North Vancouver

Language

English, with support in Farsi

Description:

Join this workshop to learn about preparing for an emergency. Topics include planning for yourself and your family during a disaster and creating an emergency kit.

For more information and to register:

Front Desk, office@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer: 

Emergency Prep_English_Apr 9

Emergency Prep_Farsi_Apr 9

Start Date

Ongoing intake

Time

Morning, afternoon and evening classes

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

For more information, please contact the Language Centre:

language@nsms.ca

Start Date

January, April and September

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Upper Beginner

Description:

This will help students with everyday English they need to Live in Vancouver – in shops, doctors’ offices, schools and daily activities.

For more information, contact:

esl@nsms.ca

Flyer:

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – English

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Mandarin

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Korean

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Farsi

Start Date

January, April and September

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Advanced Beginner

Description:

This class will help students develop the speaking and listening skills they need to make connections and get around more easily in their communities.

For more information, contact:

esl@nsms.ca

Flyer:

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – English

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Mandarin

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Korean

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Farsi

Start Date

January, April and September

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Lower Intermediate

Description:

This class will give students more confidence in talking about topics that are useful to newcomers. It will help them to Take Part more fully in the community and enjoy everything that Vancouver has to offer.

For more information, contact:

esl@nsms.ca

Flyer:

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – English

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Mandarin

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Korean

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Farsi

Start Date

January, April and September

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Intermediate

Description:

Practice your conversation skills as you learn English by reading and discussing newspaper articles.

For more information, contact:

esl@nsms.ca

Flyer:

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – English

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Mandarin

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Korean

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Farsi

Start Date

January, April, and September

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Advanced

Description

Correct and perfect your English through role plays, dialogues, and discussions.

For more information, please contact:

esl@nsms.ca

Flyer:

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – English

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Mandarin

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Korean

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Farsi

Start Date

January, April, and September

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Advanced

Description

This class will help students improve their written communication by focusing on grammatical structures and vocabulary.

For more information, please contact:

esl@nsms.ca

Flyer:

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – English

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Mandarin

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Korean

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Farsi

Start Date

January, April, and September

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Advanced

Description

Practice and prepare for your Canadian Citizenship Test with practice tests and interviews.

For more information, please contact:

esl@nsms.ca

Flyer:

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – English

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Mandarin

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Korean

Spring 2019 ESL Brochure – Farsi

Start Date

Monday – Friday

Time

9:00 am – 4:30pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

We provide immigrant-specific employment services, including current BC labour market information and useful job search tools and tips.

For more information and to register:

Employment Resources Advisor

Hoda Masoumizadeh, hodam@nsms.ca

Start Date

Ongoing

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

Gain knowledge, valuable connections and the confidence to begin your professional career in Canada.

Benefit from:

  • 1:1 Mentorship
  • Info-sessions with regulators, employers & recruiters
  • Networking events

For more information and to register:

Monika Ladosz, monikal@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931 ext. 241

Amir Hariri, amirh@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931 ext. 371

Flyer:

Career Paths 2018 

Start Date

Ongoing

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

Are you a foreign-trained professional who would like to return to your field in BC?

The Career Focus program can assist you in:

  • Learning what you can do to return to your field
  • Understanding the different work options available to you
  • Developing an action plan
  • Creating professional, effective job search tools
  • Understand local workplace culture an communication

For more information and to register:

Celia Brookfield, celiab@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer: Career Focus for Professional Immigrant Women_February 2019

Dates

Next start date: April 15, 2019

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

You must attend an orientation session before beginning the program. The next orientation sessions are on March 5, 12, and 19 at 9:30am.

Are you a newcomer to Canada with a business idea? Have you wondered how you could start a business in Canada? Then this program might be exactly what you need to launch your business.

We have partnered with the YMCA of Greater Vancouverto offer the opportunity to become an entrepreneur and small business owner to immigrants and all newcomers in the Greater Vancouver area.

The Self Employment For Newcomers Program empowers immigrants and refugees with:

  • The Steps to Start a Small Business
  • Instruction on Developing Your Business Plan
  • Confidence and Advising to Launch Your Own Business
  • Knowledge about Business Practices in Canada

If you have a business idea and have been wondering how to start your business in Canada, this program will guide you step by step.

Details are available here or contact us!

For more information and to register:

selfemployment@gv.ymca.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer:

Self Employment Program

Dates

Mondays and Thursdays (5 sessions)

April 8 – April 25

Location

North Vancouver City Library

Language

English

Description:

In this 5-session program, you will learn how to communicate confidently in and around the workplace.

Topics include:

  • Workplace communication
  • Teamwork
  • Office culture
  • Effective networking
  • Conflict resolution
  • Job interviews

For more information and to register:

Masha Rademakers, mashar@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931 ext. 242

Flyer:

Workplace Culture Language Training Beginner

Dates

Mondays and Thursdays (5 sessions)

April 29 – May 13

Location

North Vancouver City Library

Language

English

Description:

In this 5-session program, you will learn how to communicate confidently in and around the workplace.

Topics include:

  • Workplace communication
  • Teamwork
  • Office culture
  • Effective networking
  • Conflict resolution
  • Job interviews

For more information and to register:

Masha Rademakers, mashar@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931 ext. 242

Flyer:

Workplace Culture Language Training Intermediate

Dates

March 18 – 20

Time

10:00am – 3:30pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

In this 3-day program, newcomer high school youth connect to community resources, participate in fun activities, and explore the North Shore. Activities include bowling, skating, and team games!

For more information and to register:

Khatereh Masoudi, khaterehm@nsms.ca or 778-319-2931

Maryam Nani, maryamn@nsms.ca or 778-322-2931

Flyer: Explore North Shore

Start Date

Ongoing

Time

Varies

Location

Elementary and Secondary Schools & Community Organizations in the Greater Vancouver Area.

Language

English

Description:

Neonology is an award-winning workshop that focuses on demonstrating the power we have to stop discrimination and racism in community.

Diversity workshops are tailored for groups of students (grade 6/7 and grade 9/10), youth workers and adults.

For more information and to register:

Neonology Program Coordinator, neonology@nsms.ca

For more information, please visit www.neonology.ca.