Bridging to Employment

The Bridging to Employment program has been designed to help unemployed newcomers in Brandon to gain employment. Our Instructor helps attendees by providing them the skills to help them find sustainable jobs in Brandon.

Over the course of 12 weeks, attendees will go over a variety of topics including:

  • Get certified in the following:
    • First Aid/CPR
    • Food Safe
    • WHMIS
  • Communication Skills
  • Customer Service training and how to deal with complaints and meeting customer needs
  • Canadian Workplace Culture
  • Indigenous and Cultural Awareness
  • Mental Illness and Suicide Prevention
  • Canadian Health and Safety (CCOHS)
  • Canadian Employment Standards
  • Resume, Cover Letters, Job Search and Interview Techniques
  • Soft skills – including an introduction to Zoom
  • Presentations from:
    • RCMP – safety, crime information, how to report a situation and also career opportunities
    • CRA – Canadian Tax system, understanding your T4 and credits available

As part of the program, you will also get four weeks of paid work experience working in a customer service work practicum.

If you are unemployed, not receiving any income (including government assistance – EI, EIA, RAP assistance and income from any employment), you may be eligible to receive a living allowance while you attend the program.

Date + Time

Dates for the upcoming programs are as follows:

Intake 1 Intake 2 Intake 3
April 25 – June 17, 2022 September 12 – November 4, 2022 January 3 – February 24, 2023
Register by April 15, 2022 Register by September 2, 2022 Register by December 23, 2022

Classes run daily, Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm

Who can attend

  • Unemployed newcomers in Brandon.
  • Newcomers must have at least CLB 5-8. All potential attendees will undergo a Language Assessment prior to being accepted.

How to Register

For Intake 1, you must register by Friday, April 15, 2022. Only 10 spots are available!

To register call 204-441-9696, or email mohameda@westmanimmigrantservices.ca

Funding Provided by:

The Government of Canada            The Manitoba government