Winnipeg is open for business, with support and opportunities to assist everyone in any stage of the employment process. Whether you’re an employee or employer, just starting a business or looking at growing your existing employee base – this webpage can direct you to the resources you need to start down that path.
Finding a Job in Manitoba
Training and Employment Services
Training and Employment Services prepares Manitobans for finding and retaining employment. People looking for help advancing their careers can reach out to any of the province’s Skills Development Centres for assistance with employment needs, job search assistance, and access to computers for conducting and preparing for job searches.
The organization also partners directly with community groups to provide employment assistance services. A full listing of community partner groups in Winnipeg can be found here.
Opportunities for Employment
Opportunities for Employment (OFE) is a not-for-profit corporation that provides employment assistance services in Winnipeg including career training, computer literacy, and establishing contact between their clients and prospective employers. The organization also has employer services including weekly forums to connect with job seekers. Since its inception, OFE has successfully placed over 20,000 individuals in the job market.
Contact OFE here.
Youth Employment Services
Youth Employment Services provides free, inclusive employment services for youth between 16 and 29 years of age. At no cost to clients, they provide skill development and programming to help young workers build a better resume and prepare themselves for their career. Prospective employers can reach out to the organization directly with job opportunities to access their client roster. Over 12,000 youth participate with Youth Employment Services annually.
Contact Youth Employment Services here.
Winnipeg Transition Centre
The Winnipeg Transition Centre (WTC) is a government-funded non-profit organization started in 1989 to engage and empower people to take control of their own career training goals. In our two-week Employment and Resource Services (EARS) program we work with participants to create a skills-based resume and an engaging cover letter. Participants will also gain interviewing and self-marketing skills that will increase their job search confidence.
Relocating to Manitoba
Manitoba Start is an organization dedicated to helping newcomers prepare for employment in the province. The organization helps newcomers take advantage of Manitoba's immigrant employment and settlement services, working with them to determine which services meet clients’ personal needs. Manitoba Start also provides information and referral to orientation and language services to help with settlement and employment programs.
When clients first visit Manitoba Start, trained staff helps these newcomers identify the program that fits their current situation, their employment and education background and their English-language proficiency. Find details about their services here.
The organization also provides services for employers to hire immigrants for their workforce, including working with employers to submit a job posting to their membership. Find more information about employer services here.
Manitoba Start's free programs and services are provided to new immigrants 18 years and older, who are either provincial nominees who have come to the province through the Provincial Nominee Program, permanent residents or Canadian citizens born outside Canada, or refugees.
Contact Manitoba Start here.
The Immigrant Centre works with newcomers to help them get established and develop their career skills to help them participate in the job market. The organization has a workplace entry program that both employers and employees can use to find job resources and opportunities. The Centre also provides citizenship classes, driver education classes and more.
Contact The Immigrant Centre here.