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Manufacturing Production Worker Program

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Opportunities for Employment Inc. (OFE) is working with the Manitoba Government to respond to increasing need for refugee support in Winnipeg.  


As part of this initiative, we are expanding our successful award winning demand-led employment program model.  We are currently recruiting for a new project under the Refugee Employment Development Initiative (REDI):




The program has an eight week component at OFE, which includes the following:

• English for Work

• Occupational Specific Essential Skills

• Employment Development

• Canadian Workplace Culture


There is an additional component with a local manufacturer with two to four weeks of:

• Work Experience and/or Technical Training followed by job placement


Participants will have opportunity to continue improving their English language skills with English for Work programming once employed.


Eligible applicants will:

• Have come to Canada as a refugee

• Be receiving RAP or EIA benefits or be at risk for EIA benefits

• Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) between 1 - 3

• Be legally entitled to work in Canada

• Be 18 years of age or older

• Be currently unemployed and looking for work

• Be able to attend programming full-time, Monday to Friday between 8:00am & 4:00pm

• Have childcare in place (if applicable)

• Have an interest in working in a manufacturing environment

• Be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs and be able to stand for long periods of time

• Have good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination


Program start dates:

August 14, 2017

November 13, 2017


Information Sessions:

Interested applicants should attend an information session at OFE on:


July 12, 2017 at 10:00 am


July 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm



Opportunities for Employment Inc. (OFE)

4th Floor – 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg Manitoba (Next to the MTS Centre)



1)      Phone (204) 925-3490 to register for an information session (identify languages spoken and indicate need for an Interpreter if necessary).  Referring agencies, community partners, family and friends of applicants are welcome to phone to register on behalf of applicants.

2)      Attend an Information Session

3)      Complete intake application

4)      Individuals accepted for the program will be notified and given a start date

Thank you for your assistance in sharing this information with eligible applicants. For further questions and information about the program please contact Chris Milne, whose contact details are provided below:


Chris Milne, Manager

Research & Innovation

Opportunities for Employment Inc.

300-294 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0B9

T 204.926.3101

W www.ofe.ca

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