Immigrant Services

Regional Connections

Regional Connections supports newcomers to Canada and community members with settlement, employment, language training, and community connection services. Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 9:00pmFriday – 8:30am – 4:30pm

Language Training

ESL for newcomers, CLB 1-8, for English in the community and at work; Manitoba Adult Literacy Program for all community members with literacy needs, typically those with 8 years or less of formal education; English at Work classes for ESL and Literacy in the workplace; conversation circles and language buddies for informal language learning; on-site childcare is available at Regional Connections for students in English classes

Employment Assistance Services (EAS)

Employment Assistance Services (EAS) are designed to assist both local residents and newcomers aged 18 and above in achieving their employment goals. EAS offers a comprehensive range of services, including expert resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, and effective job search strategies. Additionally, EAS hosts workshops, networking opportunities, and workplace tours to enhance job-seekers’ skills and knowledge. Information sessions are provided on various topics, including Employment Insurance (EI) and Employment and Income Assistance (EIA). EAS is your one-stop hub for referrals and information regarding financial support for certifications, trainings, courses, and more, ensuring that you have the resources and guidance you need to embark on a successful career path. Register for services.

Funding Provided by:

The Government of Canada    

The Manitoba Government

Professional Bridging

Professional Bridging is a specialized program catering to internationally-educated professionals, who are in regulated fields such as nursing, medicine, pharmacy, teaching, accounting, and engineering. The program’s primary objective is to assist participants in obtaining professional licenses and securing employment that aligns with their educational and experiential backgrounds. It offers comprehensive support, including credential recognition assistance, advanced English and IELTS preparation classes, as well as professional development workshops. Moreover, participants benefit from valuable networking opportunities, mentorship, and access to information about financial support options for the licensing process. Register for services.

Funding Provided by:

The Manitoba Government

Gateway to Work Experience for Newcomers (GWEN)

Gateway to Work Experience for Newcomers (GWEN) is a program designed for unemployed newcomers seeking entry-level jobs in manufacturing or hospitality. The program includes a 1-month classroom training, followed by a 1-month practicum to gain hands-on experience. Additionally, the program offers post-training job search and job matching services to help participants secure suitable employment. Spots are limited, apply at this link.

2023-24 Program Calendar

Cohort 1

  • intake period: April to May 2023
  • training period: June 5 to 30, 2023
  • practicum: July to August 2023

Cohort 2

  • intake period: July to August 2023
  • training period: September 11 to October 6, 2023
  • practicum: October to November 2023

Cohort 3

  • intake period: October to December 2023
  • training period: January 8 to February 2, 2024
  • practicum: February to March 2024

Funding Provided by:

The Manitoba Government

Contact us: rcemployment@regionalconnections.ca



Physical Address

2-295 Perry St., Winkler MB, R6W 0K9

Mailing Address