Resources for New Winnipeg Permanent Residents

Newcomer Orientation Packages – This package helps to explain what they need to know to newcomers to Canada. It is available in 16 languages and also has links to other helpful resources. (Author: Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council)

Manitoba Start – Information and Referral for New Immigrants – Information to help plan your settlement and employment success.  When you arrive in Winnipeg, Manitoba Start is the first place for you to go. We provide information and referral to orientation and language services to help you start your new life in Winnipeg – and register you for employment program.

Health Care Insurance in Manitoba – This site describes Manitoba Health insurance including links to application forms and location for in-person application. Resettled refugees can apply for and get insurance as soon as they arrive.

Service Canada Sites – This on-line service allows Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) clients to submit an address notification or change of address on-line, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

ENTRY Program – The ENTRY Program provides settlement orientation for all newcomers to Winnipeg and an introduction to English language and services for people needing to improve their language.  Manitoba Start connects people to the ENTRY program.

Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre (WELARC) – WELARC’s assessors will help you choose the English Language program that is best for you.WELARC administers language assessments using the Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test. The Placement Test is designed to place people in the most appropriate English as an additional language classes. New Canadians are linked to WELARC through the ENTRY Program.

Kinbrace has a great resource for anyone preparing for a refugee hearing. Read the guide in multiple languages.