Planning on going back to school? Here are resources to back you up

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Your decision to go back to school is a step in the right direction. Whether it be a bridging program, postgraduate studies, or training courses to hone your skills, it is a decision that you will not regret. In the competitive Canadian job market, upgrading your skills and knowledge continuously helps you stay marketable and promotable. It can even be a way to expand your network, gain a new understanding of your field, or explore new interests.

In the competitive Canadian job market, upgrading your skills and knowledge continuously helps you stay marketable and promotable.

The good news is that there are many support programs in Manitoba related to education and training, especially for newcomers to the province. Whether you are still looking for work or are already employed, these programs will encourage you to explore the many opportunities to train or study.

The following are helpful links and resources that will lead you to information about support programs, various courses, institutions of higher learning, and other related topics to help you in your journey to continuing education:

Funding programs:

  • SEED Manitoba Recognition Counts project – This program offers financial counselling and an opportunity to avail of a loan of up to $10,000 to help with the costs of having your qualifications recognized in Manitoba. To know more about the SEED project, watch the following videos:

Recognition Counts Immigrant Fund launches in Winnipeg

Recognition Counts – Supporting our newcomers

Other funding programs:

Bridging programs:

Skills enhancement:

Inspiration:

  • Read the experiences of newcomers who have successfully achieved their licensure from our Qualifications Recognition section.
  • Learn about soft skills and how they relate to being employable in Canada.
  • Here’s a video on the value of continuous learning: “Develop the habit of lifelong learning for professional development” by Brian Tracy:

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