After You Arrive

Welcome to Manitoba! Your pre-arrival preparation builds a foundation to establish yourself in your new home.

Register for newcomer supports available near you:

There are immigrant services to help you learn about the labour market and employment and to support you to settle in your new community.

When you arrive in Manitoba, if your destination is Winnipeg, your first step towards success is to visit Manitoba Start to learn more about newcomers services in Winnipeg. If your destination is a community outside of Winnipeg, your first step is to visit your nearest immigrant settlement service agency.

Manitoba Start

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Manitoba Start (located at 271 Portage Avenue in downtown Winnipeg) is an essential part of your settlement pathway to meaningful employment and successful settlement. Through a centralized registration your needs will be assessed by friendly staff and you will be referred to helpful employment supports and newcomer services in your community.

Manitoba Start provides client-centred employment services for labour market destined newcomers. Through intensive engagement they build relationships with employers, connect clients to jobs, advise clients on the labour market and help employers fill labour market needs. Manitoba Start’s free career planning and employment services provide:

  • professional career coaching
  • guidance to plan and advance your career
  • support to find meaningful employment
  • job-matching services
  • special events to network with employers and learn about Manitoba industries and labour market

Manitoba Start’s employment services, combined with your enthusiasm and efforts, will help you achieve your career goals in Manitoba.

Important First Steps

Remember these important early steps to getting settled:

  • So that you can work: Apply for a Social Insurance Number
  • So that you can access health care: Apply for a Manitoba Health Card for you and all members of your family.
  • Visit the bank or credit union where you plan to do your banking. If you have already transferred money to your new bank/credit union drop by the new bank/credit union to introduce yourself and, if necessary, to get advice on managing your money.
Federal Settlement Information

You may also find it helpful to visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) website to learn more about living and working in Canada: