1. Services available to job seekers

  • free use of telephones and computers for conducting job searches and writing resumes
  • free faxing of resumes to potential employers
  • photocopies of resumes
  • current job listings
  • list of organizations that offer assistance with job search and skills development
  • access to information specialists who can help you with your tasks

The bilingual service centres in the rural regions are host to community based organisations to help you with your job search and much more.

  • Employment Resource Centre in Notre Dame de Lourdes for the Mountain Region. Send an email to for more information.
  • Community Employment and Resource Centre in St-Pierre-Jolys for the Red River Region. (Choose English or French)
  • Community Employment and Resource Centre in Ste Anne for the Seine River Region available bi-weekly. Please contact their office for information.
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  • Fieldstone Ventures in St-Laurent for the Interlake Region.

There are websites that may help you in your job search. Visit these sites for more information: (English) (French) (English) (French) (English) (French) (French) (French and English)

2. Trades in Manitoba

Apprenticeship is a post-secondary earn while you learn training program that leads to a Certificate of Qualification in a skilled trade. Most trade programs take two-to-four years to complete. They combine approximately 80 per cent paid-on-the job training experience with 20 percent technical education in the classroom. Successfully passing the final exam is the step to achieving journeyperson status.

There are over 55 trade programs in Manitoba. For more information on specific programs please contact a Manitoba Jobs and Skills Development Centre.

High School Apprenticeship program

The High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) is all about on-the-job experience with an employer. HSAP provides practical, paid, work experience and credit towards your high school diploma. For more information about the apprenticeship programs in Manitoba, visit the website

3. Job Referral Service

Job Referral Service (JRS) – is an online matching service designed to connect qualified job seekers with job opportunities related to hydro projects in Manitoba. To register with JRS, visit the website at

4. Employment of children under 16

All workers under 16 years of age are protected by laws put in place to ensure their safety and well-being. Before a child under 16 years of age can join the workforce, he or she must get:

  • a work permit
  • permission from a parent or guardian
  • permission from the director of Manitoba Employment Standards

Children are entitled to the same protection as other employees covered by Manitoba Employment Standards. If you want more information about laws protecting young workers, go to,youngworkers,factsheet.html (English) or (French).

5. Safe work for young workers

Keeping young workers safe is a top priority for all Manitobans. The publication, A Safe Student Resource Handbook, guides young workers through the process of SAFE Work. It tells them what their rights are as workers, the laws in place to protect them, and what they should do if they get hurt at work. To view or download a copy of the handbook, visit

6. Developing your career

Whether you’re planning your future, looking to change jobs or moving up in your current workplace, the Manitoba government’s career development site can help you get where you want to go. Check out our decision-making model – it’s a tool to get you on the road to success and help you stay there. To find out more, visit us at (English) or (French).

7. Student jobs with the Manitoba government

If you’re a student looking for a government job, check out STEP Services – the government’s official, student job-placement service. Eligible students can find full and part-time jobs in government departments, agencies and Crown corporations. Jobs are available throughout the year, in locations across the province. Find answers to all your questions by visiting (English) or (French).

8. Manitoba Youth Job Centres

Manitoba Youth Job Centres provide community-based summer employment referral services throughout rural and northern Manitoba. Based on information they receive from local employers and from students and youth (aged 12 to 29) looking for summer jobs, the centres help match qualified job seekers with summer employment opportunities. The centres also offer information and education on career development and employment-related skills such as labour regulations, workplace health and safety, resume preparation, interview tips and job-search techniques.

For more information, visit (English) or (French).

9. Services for newcomers

There are many services available for newcomers to Manitoba. Visit your nearest bilingual service centre and the information specialist will be happy to answer your questions and provide information.

Work permits

You must be legally entitled to work in Canada in order to be employed in Manitoba.  If you are not a permanent resident or a Citizen of Canada, you will need to have a valid work permit.  There are some exceptions to this.  For more information, visit (English) or

Social Insurance Numbers

When you are offered a job, your employer will ask for your Social Insurance Number.  If you are not a permanent resident or a Citizen of Canada you will be issued a temporary number.  This number can be obtained by visiting Service Canada at your local bilingual service centre.  For more information, visit

Regulated Professions and Trades

If you’re qualified to work in a profession or trade in your country of origin, you may need to have your credentials assessed in Manitoba to work in your profession. The assessment process varies for each profession and trade.   For more information, visit  

10. Free use of computers

All bilingual service centres have public access computers that you can use for things like applying for government services, creating a resume or doing job searches. Use of computers is free, but time limits may apply during busy times.

If you are using the computers at the centres, it helps to have a basic knowledge of computers and how to use them. If time allows, our information specialists can help you with basic computer use and Internet searches.