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.
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.
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.
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.
Places to Go
- 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.
The Entry Program Interpreter Services hire and train freelance interpreters to support participants in our programs. We currently have 32 certified interpreters and 108 languages in our database. If you are looking for an interpreter, please contact Albina at email@example.com