The ENTRY Program is the first place for new immigrants to learn about living in Manitoba, Canada. Participants will learn about four major topics: Employment and Education, Places to Go, Laws, and Health.
The 4 Week Program covers one of these subjects each week.
The 1 Week Express Orientation covers all four subjects in one week, for immigrants who already have a strong understanding of English and who may not have time for the 4 Week Program.
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. - 12 noon
Monday to Friday
12:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Monday to Thursday
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Subjects Covered in the 4 and 1 Week Programs:Employment and Education
- Learn where to get help looking for jobs and how to apply for an apprenticeship program.
- Understand employment standards, income tax and other payroll deductions.
- Find out about Manitoba's school system for children and youth.
- Learn where to find job related training, and how to improve communication skills for a specific job.
- Learn how to use the phone book and check out books and videos at the library.
- Find out about immigrant-serving agencies and important government offices.
- Learn how to use Winnipeg's bus system, and how to use maps to get around the city.
- Learn how to set up a banking account, use debit cards and credit cards, and how to pay bills.
- Find out where to shop for food, clothing, and household items.
- Learn how to find and enroll in one of Winnipeg's many free English schools.
- Learn about Canadian Family and Child Protection laws.
- Learn about neighbourhood safety.
- Find out about driving laws, including driving while drinking alcohol, speeding, traffic lights and photo radar.
- Understand laws for doing business and renting an apartment.
- Talk about criminal acts and consequences.
- Learn how to use a Manitoba Health card to access free "Medicare" services.
- Know where to find a family doctor.
- Find out where to go for emergency and non-emergency health situations.
- Learn how to stay healthy.
- Talk about the stages of cultural adjustment that everyone goes through when moving to a new country.