Register for Services
We provide newcomers with services to help you find meaningful work and settle in your new community. We work with you to choose the settlement services that will meet your personal needs and create a plan to help you find a job.
How do I benefit?
- From one location, get access to services and supports to help you settle in Winnipeg
- Plan your career path, build employment skills, create a resume, learn about qualifications recognition, meet employers, and get one-on-one supports to help you find a job
- Get a referral to WELARC—language services that fit your skill level and goals
Am I eligible?
Our free career programs and services are for Newcomers 18 years and older. You must
be one of the following:
- Permanent Resident
- Work/Study Permit Holder
- Refugee Claimant
How do I get services?
Visit Manitoba Start in person or online to register for services.
Step 1: Gather your required documents
You are required one of these documents to register:
- Permanent Resident Card and Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) document
- Passport and Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) document
- Work/Study Permit and passport
- Refugee Claim Document with Work Permit or Claim Approved
Step 2: Visit Manitoba Start to register in-person
- Bring your required documents to our office (see Step 1)
- Manitoba Start registration is a drop-in service. No appointment is needed. Come to our office in downtown Winnipeg any weekday to register. Our address is 271 Portage Avenue. Noon hour is busy so you may have to wait longer if you come at this time.
*For best results, download and open the form using the free Adobe Reader.
- On a computer, open and save this Newcomer Assessment Form.
- Complete each section by typing in the blue boxes (including the check boxes).
- When finished, submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and insert the completed form as an attachment.
- An Intake Advisor will contact you by phone/email to confirm successful submission of the Newcomer Assessment Form and to set up a time for registration.
- You will need your required documents (see Step 1) during registration.
You will be connected with an Intake Advisor who will:
- Review your required documents.
- Talk with you about your personal situation to help identify you and your family’s immediate needs.
- Discuss your education, training, and employment experience, and your goals based on the career planning you did before moving to Manitoba.
- Refer you to free services to prepare for employment in Manitoba.
- Provide you with contact information for the settlement worker in your neighborhood.
- Refer you to the appropriate free services from other organizations.
Step 3: Receive free services
As a newcomer registered with Manitoba Start, you may receive the following free career and information services:
Career Development Workshop and Career Coaching
- Plan your career goals, create a resume, get help with your job search, learn about Canadian workplace culture and qualifications recognition, and practice for interviews
- Learn more about our Career Services
Employment-related Services and Events
- Access to many free services and events, including job matching, career information sessions, hiring events, and networking with employers
- Learn more about our Job Matching Services
A referral to Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre (WELARC)
- An assessment of your English language skills
- Information about English as an Additional Language (EAL) programs to help you improve your English
I live outside of Winnipeg. Where can I go for help?
Local agencies provide settlement and employment services outside of Winnipeg.
Visit immigratemanitoba.com to find a service near you.
271 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2A8
204 944 8833