As a new immigrant, you need access to the right resources if you are going to have a smooth transition into your new community. If you are looking to get a job, this means getting access to job search resources. You also need to have a good job search strategy. This article will give you an idea of the job resources for new immigrants in Manitoba. If you are not in Manitoba, you can check out the resources below
We will provide the resources available in other provinces and territories in subsequent articles.
Skills and Employment Partnerships
Manitoba has what we call “Skills and Employment Partnerships” and they operate 13 Centres across the province. This is one of the job resources for new immigrants in Manitoba. They offer a wide range of services including:
- employment needs assessment
- referrals to community agencies
- job search assistance
- employment / career counselling
- access to computers for:
- resume writing
- Internet job search
- online application for student loans
- access to additional employment services
- Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) advisory services to help you identify skills you already have
They also provide information on the following:
- job openings
- Manitoba’s labour market
- training options/opportunities
- career options
- community organizations
- educational institutions
Skills and Employment Partnerships is located in Manitoba Jobs and Skills Development Centres across the province.
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Employment services are available on-site and through partnerships with community and employer groups. These services include:
- skills/training upgrading assistance
- job placement
- pre-employment preparation
- work experience/training placements
- training for self-employment
- work placement with wage subsidy
- apprenticeship training assistance
- financial assistance
Available Employment Services
You may be eligible if you fit into one of the following Skills and Employment Partnerships programs:
- Skills Development Assistance: They assist eligible individuals who need training to find employment.
- Self Employment: Assists eligible individuals to start their own business.
- Professional Immigration Pilot (PIP) Project: This pilot project assists skilled / professional immigrants to enter their field of expertise in the Canadian labour market.
- Trade Up to Your Future: The help you get the training you need to work in a trade.
- Apprenticeship Assistance: They assist eligible individuals approved by Apprenticeship Manitoba to attend apprenticeship training.
Skills and Employment Partnerships assist unemployed people to prepare for, find and keep jobs. These services are targeted to individual needs, specific client groups and local communities.
Each program/organization offers all, or a combination of, the following:
- employment plan development
- job finding clubs
- employment counselling
- assessment services
- job search assistance
- information on the labour market and education/training opportunities
- resume assistance
- job referral and/or placement
To find the services available in your area, see below:
- Services in Northern Manitoba:
- Northwestern Region (French: Northwestern Region (FR))
- Northern Region (French: Northern Region (FR))
- The Services in Rural Manitoba:
- Eastern Region (French: Eastern Region (FR))
- Interlake Region (French: Interlake Region (FR))
- Central Region (French: Central Region (FR))
- Parkland Region (French: Parkland Region (FR))
- Western Region (French: Western Region (FR))
- Services in Winnipeg:
- Winnipeg (French: Winnipeg (FR))
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Job Search Resources Available Online
The Job Bank is a free bilingual Internet service for job seekers and employers provided by Service Canada. It allows employers to advertise their job openings to job seekers across Canada. As a job seeker, you can use the Job Search feature to narrow your search by province, area within the province and occupation. You can also limit your search to all jobs in the system based on days.
Job Search Internet Sites
You can also find the internet sites below useful
- Employment with the Government of Canada: www.jobs.gc.ca
- Job opportunity with the Provincial Government – Manitoba Civil Service Commission
- Employment with the City of Winnipeg
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