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Course Overview

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Bow Valley College offers a flexible, no-cost, online course for Permanent Residents who live outside of Calgary.

Participants must live in Southern Alberta. We have had participants and mentors from Airdrie, Banff, Beiseker, Black Diamond, Blackie, Canmore, Chestermere, Cochrane, Crossfield, High River, Irricana, Lake Louise, Okotoks, Strathmore, Turner Valley and Vulcan.

Workplace Communication helps Permanent Residents develop workplace soft skills, such as nonverbal communication, conflict resolution, and problem-solving. Each participant is paired with a local mentor. The program contains 15-20 hours of online training, and 10 hours of mentoring meetings, over four months.

The total mentoring time commitment is approximately 15-20 hours (10 hours of meetings plus additional time for preparation and transportation. We are looking for mentors in Cochrane, High River and other rural communities.

The average length of time to course completion is 10 weeks.

Is this program right for you?

Yes, if you:

  • Are a permanent resident immigrant of Canada
  • Are living in Southern Alberta, outside of the city (rural address)
  • Have intermediate English language skills
  • Have some Canadian work or volunteer experience
  • Want to improve your communication skills
  • Want to better understand Canadian culture at work
  • Are interested in working with and learning from a mentor
  • Want to connect to others and opportutnies in your community





Is this program right for your friend or employee?


Workplace Communication is offered three times per year:

Winter semester: January 1 - April 30

Spring semester: May 1 - August 31

Fall semester September 1 - December 31

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications for FALL & WINTER 2016.

Contact us if you have questions about applying. Workplace Communication has received media coverage. This program developed out of research conducted by Bow Valley College. 

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Program News:   

We are now accepting applications for:

January-April 2017

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