Settlement Studies

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Settlement Studies

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Program delivery notes

* For students who have completed the Community Support Worker certificate program and are applying directly to Year 2.

This program is also offered in HyFlex delivery.

Post-Graduation Work Permit

The in-person delivery of this program meets the eligibility criteria for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program for international students.

In this two-year diploma program, the first of its kind in western Canada, you will develop the skills and competencies needed to work effectively with newcomers to Canada in the role of a settlement/intercultural services provider. You will examine the foundational and current practices of settlement work in Canada and develop strategies for empowering, supporting, and advocating for clients.

What to expect from the program

Courses in the program cover such topics as active listening, communication, intercultural competency, family dynamics, community development and human rights; culture, gender, and sexuality; and anti-oppressive practices and reconciliation.

The program may be entered directly in Year 1, or in Year 2 after completion of NorQuest’s Community Support Worker certificate program.

Graduate with experience

NorQuest College believes in the importance of on-the-job experience that provides an enriched learning opportunity.

You’ll graduate this program with 400 hours of work experience from two field placements.

Career opportunities

The program will prepare graduates for employment in the non-profit sector, settlement sector, and various departments within the municipal and provincial governments. Graduates may also be employed by agencies that have partnerships with schools and public libraries.

  • community connector/animator
  • community development promoter
  • immigrant service worker
  • intercultural consultant
  • multicultural liaison
  • newcomer liaison
  • settlement case manager
  • settlement counselor
  • settlement intake worker
  • settlement outreach worker
  • settlement practitioner
  • settlement support worker

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March 18, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


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