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CANADIAN IMMIGRATION LAW. SPECIAL MEASURES AND UPDATES
Are the recent changes and special measures on the Canadian Immigration Law due to COVID19 pandemic creating a level of uncertainty? Do you want to learn about these changes? Ometz has invited Emilia Altchouler, Immigration Advisor (Member of ICCRC & RQCIR), to update us on permanent residency, temporary work and study permits, Citizenship applications, special measures related to foreign workers, special processing measures, travel restrictions for residents and non-residents and much more. She will also present the new program Programme de l'expérience québécoise (PEQ ? Québec experience program). There will be a question and answer period at the end. An informative session not to be missed! | Session is offered ONLINE and will be run in English & French | *Registration is required | *Offered for newcomers: individuals who have arrived within the last five years and are registered with Ometz
Date(s) offered: 09-Jul-2020 or 21-Jan-2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Category: Integration Activities
Cost: Free
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ONLINE French Story Time
Parents! Could you use a short break while your child is listening to a hilarious, colorful #1 New York Times bestselling book? Ometz, in collaboration with JPL Youth Space of the Jewish Public Library, invites you to hear, live on Zoom, Annie Desjardins, Childhood Educator, read the series "Crayons" by Drew Daywalt. This book will have children asking to have it read again and again! The reading will be in French. Appropriate for children 3 to 6 years old. A fun arts & crafts activity will follow. Places are limited. Please register at www.heureducontebpj.eventbrite.ca | *Registration is required | *Offered for newcomers: individuals who have arrived within the last five years and are registered with Ometz
Date(s) offered: 14-Jul-2020
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Category: Programs for Children
Cost: Free
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ONLINE Israeli Story time
Parents! Could you use a short break while your child is listening to one of the bestselling children's book in Israel? Join us, live, on Zoom and hear Adi Varon- Feldman, Director of the Israel Engagement program read "A flat to rent" by Leah Goldberg. Your child will be captivated by this beautiful story, which talks about true friendship, differences, tolerance and acceptance. The reading will be in English. Appropriate for children between the ages of 4 - 8 years old. A complementary arts & crafts activity will follow | *Registration is required | *Offered for newcomers: individuals who have arrived within the last five years and are registered with Ometz
Date(s) offered: 21-Jul-2020
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Category: Programs for Children
Cost: Free
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Abracadabra Virtual Magic Show!
Doesn't every child love a magic show? Join Ometz in the comfort of your own home for some fun and laughter as we present our virtual Monsieur Magic Comedy Show. The show includes lots of interactive and visually appealing magic tricks ? rainbow silks, objects float, disappear and re-appear? and much more! You will be amazed and you will be asking for more! This Virtual Magic Shows is a fun activity for the entire family! To learn more about Monsieur Magic, please visit his website at https://www.Vmagicshows.com and Facebook link at https://facebook.com/monsiieurmagicshow | *Registration is required | *Offered for newcomers: individuals who have arrived within the last five years and are registered with Ometz
Date(s) offered: 30-Jul-2020
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Category: Family Activities
Cost: Free
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You, Your Child(ren) and the Quebec School System
Smooth Sailing Back-to-school! What to expect and how can I support my child(ren)'s success in a new school culture? Everything you need to know to better understand the Quebec school system, communication methods and your involvement as a parent. As well, learn more about some of the safety measures schools are putting in place for the back-to-school season during the COVID19 pandemic. There will be a question and answer period at the end | *Registration is required | *Offered for newcomers: individuals who have arrived within the last five years and are registered with Ometz
Date(s) offered: 20-Aug-2020
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Category: Information Sessions
Cost: Free
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Finding and Keeping an Apartment
Challenges of Today's Reality

This workshop will look at a range of problems faced by tenants in the context of a low vacancy rate for affordable apartments, and the coronavirus pandemic.
Date(s) offered: 26-Aug-2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Category: Information Sessions
Cost: Free
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ID your skills - Fall 2020
Identify your compelling qualities and your personal brand as a job seeker to set yourself apart as a candidate.
Date(s) offered: 08-Sep-2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Category:
Cost: Free
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Bring clarity to your job search - Fall 2020
Learn how to clarify and sustain a job search strategy that will bring you closer to the employment you seek.
Date(s) offered: 09-Sep-2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Category: Training for Job Seekers
Cost: Free
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Outreach with Networking - Fall 2020
Understand how personal outreach using LinkedIn, creating an engaging elevator pitch and scheduling informational interviews puts you in a better position to discover more job opportunities and possibilities.
Date(s) offered: 10-Sep-2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Category:
Cost: Free
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Interview Prep - Fall 2020
All parts of the interview experience are explored, from the preparation, to articulating your personal value to answering questions more powerfully and with confidence.
Date(s) offered: 10-Sep-2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Category:
Cost: Free
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The ABC's of Starting a Business: The Business Plan
ProMontreal Entrepreneurs and PME MTL present The ABC's of Starting a Business training series. This 3-part workshop series will provide participants with a base line of information of things to consider and know when starting a business.This workshop will focus on how to write a business plan. While it is not required, we highly recommend you attended and register for the entire series, in order to get a complete picture of what there is to know when starting a business. Workshops will be held in English, with questions & answers in English and French.
Date(s) offered: 15-Sep-2020 or 17-Nov-2020
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Category: Entrepreneurial Workshops
Cost: Free
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Healthy Lunch Box! Online Information Session
The school year started and you need ideas on what to pack for lunch? Join Ometz and Karine Levy-Hazan, nutritionist, in this online Zoom presentation. You will learn nutrition tips as well as how to prepare easy, healthy and delicious school lunches- while staying on budget. A question and answer period will follow | *Registration is required | *Offered for newcomers: individuals who have arrived within the last five years and are registered with Ometz
Date(s) offered: 16-Sep-2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Category: Information Sessions
Cost: Free
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French course beginner 2 (A2)
Our course for beginners A2 will enable you to understand phrases and expressions used. You will be able to communicate on familiar and usual topics in short exchanges, read short texts and find information you are looking for. Oral communication and listening comprehension will take priority over writing skills | Session of 12 weeks | The purchase of a textbook is mandatory | *Registration is required
Date(s) offered: 21-Sep-2020
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Category: Language Courses
Cost: $ 210.00
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French course intermediate level (B1)
After this course, students will be able to deal with most situations in a French-speaking environment. They will be able to converse on a variety of topics, give their opinions, express their feelings, and explain a project. Quebec culture will be highlighted by viewing documentaries and film clips, exposure to music and literature. Oral communication and oral comprehension will take priority over writing skills| Session of 12 weeks | The purchase of a textbook is mandatory | *Registration is required
Date(s) offered: 21-Sep-2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Category: Language Courses
Cost: $ 210.00
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The ABC's of Starting a Business: Financing
Learn everything you need to know about starting a business. ProMontreal Entrepreneurs present The ABC's of Starting a Business training series. This 3-part workshop series will provide participants with a base line of information of things to consider and know when starting a business. This workshop will provide participants with a baseline of information of things to consider and know about financing a business.
Date(s) offered: 22-Sep-2020 or 24-Nov-2020
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Category: Entrepreneurial Workshops
Cost: Free
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Looking for a job in the post-COVID employment world
Sign up for our two-part workshop and attend a free professional photoshoot for your LinkedIn profile. Research shows that just having a picture makes your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed by others. But it can't just be any pic. Is your personal brand represented by a selfie from 2017? So sad! Lets pump you up!
Date(s) offered: 23-Sep-2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Category: Training for Job Seekers
Cost: Free
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The ABC's of Starting a Business: Business Law
ProMontreal Entrepreneurs and PME MTL present present The ABC's of Starting a Business training series. This 3-part workshop series will provide participants with a base line of information of things to consider and know when starting a business. This workshop will focus on important information to know from a legal perspective when starting a business.
Date(s) offered: 30-Sep-2020 or 01-Dec-2020
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Category: Entrepreneurial Workshops
Cost: Free
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Online Chess Course
Would you like your child to have the opportunity to discover and learn a new activity this fall - all while meeting other children? Ometz and the Jewish Public Library Youth Space are pleased to offer you an online chess course. Join us for this 8 weeks program, led by national chess master, Alex Levkovsky. Your child will develop new skills and strategic thinking and have fun while doing it! Course taught in English. Appropriate for children ages 8 and up. All participants must know the basic rules of the game, parents welcome | Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 7:45pm | September 30th to November 18th | Registration is required
Date(s) offered: 30-Sep-2020
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Category: Programs for Children
Cost: $ 96.00
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