When you arrive in Winnipeg, Manitoba Start is the first place for you to go.What we offer you: Manitoba Start provides information and guides you to take advantage of Manitoba's immigrant employment and settlement services by determining which services meet your personal needs upon arrival and as you look for a job or advance your career.
- A Manitoba Start counsellor meets with you to collect information so you can register at one place for Manitoba's free immigrant services.
- We explore your personal situation and identify the immediate needs of you and your family.
- We discuss with you your readiness for employment and training based on your pre-arrival career planning.
- We tell you how to contact the settlement worker in your neighbourhood and other services you need.
- We register you for the ENTRY Program. ENTRY is a series of orientation classes for immigrants. From there, you will be guided to find a class to improve your English skills to the level you need to get the job you want.
- We place you in an employment readiness workshop tailored to your pre-arrival plan and current needs and goals.
How to use our services: Manitoba Start is a drop-in service. No appointment is needed. Come to our office in downtown Winnipeg any weekday. Noon (lunch) hour is busy so you may have to wait longer for service if you arrive at this time.
Bring in the following (as applicable):
- your MPNP pre-arrival planning workbook
- work-related licences, professional registrations
- educational transcripts, diplomas, certificates
- reference letters, certificates of employment, resumés
- Canadian education or training documents including Canadian Language Benchmark report
Manitoba Start's free programs and services are for new immigrants 18 years and older who are:
- provincial nominees (including spouses and adult children) who have received their MPNP letter of approval
- permanent residents, or Canadian citizens born outside Canada
- (We also serve immigrants who have been in Canada longer than one year but who have not yet used a Manitoba immigrant employment service.)