Manitoba Resources

These resources apply ONLY to Manitoba.

For more resources that apply to ALL of Canada, including Manitoba, see: Canada Resources

Contact Info

Center for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD) (website)

CAHRD has an Apprenticeship Program as well as a range of Trade Skill courses with ISET funding.

Candidates need to be residents of Winnipeg, MB.

The programs are open to Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Métis & Inuit.

CAHRD Apprenticeship Program

CAHRD Trade Skill Program

Neeginan College (course list)

Courses available: Aerospace Composite Manufacturing, Carpentry/Construction, Computer Numerical Control Operation,
Fifth Class Power Engineering, Gas Tungsten Arc/Tungsten Inert Gas Welding, Gas Turbine Repair and Overhaul, Industrial
Manufacturing, Information and Office Administration, Machining, Medical Device Reprocessing, Medical Laboratory Assistant,
Welding

There is student housing available close to Neeginan College

CAHRD Winnipeg Contacts

Manitoba Métis Foundation (MMF) (website)

MMF has a Apprenticeship Program with ISET funding as well as a range of Scholarships.

Candidates need to be residents of Manitoba.

The programs are open to Métis, Non-Status Indian & Inuit.

MMF Apprenticeship Program

MMF ISET Scholarship & Training Program

MMF Contacts (office list)

CityContactPhoneEmail
BrandonColleen Weisbrodt204-725-7520 colleen.weisbrodt@mmf.mb.ca
DauphinSandra Orvis204-638-9485 sandra.orvis@mmf.mb.ca
Grand MaraisLori Fey204-754-2721 lfey@mmf.mb.ca
St. LaurentTanya Ducharme204-646-2706 tanya.ducharme@mmf.mb.ca
The PasBonnie Hatch204-623-5701 bonnie.hatch@mmf.mb.ca
ThompsonSandra Trottier204-677-1430 strottier@mmf.mb.ca
WinnipegAndrew Boryskavich204-589-4327 andrew.boryskavich@mmf.mb.ca

Manitoba ISET Agreement Holders

Manitoba ISET Program Scope

Indigenous Skills Employment Training (ISET), previously known as ASETS, funding typically pays for tuition, books, fees, equipment & supplies for:

  1. up to six month job trade skill courses, e.g. construction, plumbing, electrician, welding
  2. two year college diploma, e.g. practical nursing
  3. the last year of a university program, bachelor, masters, doctorate
  4. possibly high school upgrade GED

Some ISET groups also cover:

  1. wage subsidy to specific employer to help qualified person obtain employment in their chosen field
  2. apprenticeships
  3. summer student
  4. self employment
  5. applicants that can demonstrate great financial need may submit documentation requesting funding for travel / living expenses

For specific lists of which affiliations are served in Manitoba, see:

List of Manitoba ISET Agreement Holders

CityGroupContactPhoneEmail
GriswoldSioux Valley Dakota Nation Dianna Roulette204-855-2671post.secondary@svdngovernance.com
ThompsonManitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Maryssa Oniske204-677-1616maryssa.oniske@mkonorth.com
WinnipegCenter for Aboriginal Human
Resource Development (CAHRD)
Erica204-989-7110front@abcentre.org
WinnipegFirst Peoples Development Inc (FPDI) Julie Paranteau204-987-9570jparenteau@fpdinc.ca
WinnipegIsland Lake Tribal Council (ILTC) Oliver Veillot204-954-9775oveuillot@iltc.ca
WinnipegSoutheast Resource Development Council Carol Johnston204-943-1656carolj_scfdc@mts.net
7 CitiesManitoba Métis Foundation (MMF) see list

Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)

The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) has ISET funding to pay for skills training, similar to CAP.

The key difference is that NWAC is FOR WOMEN ONLY, all affiliations, Status, Non-Status, Métis & Inuit.

NWAC ISET (previously known as ASETS) Program Scope

NWAC ISET funding typically pays for:

  1. six month job trade skill courses, e.g. construction, plumbing, electrician, welding
  2. two year college diploma, e.g. practical nursing
  3. the last year of a university program, bachelor, masters, doctorate
  4. possibly high school upgrade GED

NWAC Manitoba Affiliate: Manitoba Moon Voices Inc (website)

Winnipeg contact: Shannon Hoskie, 204-942-1828, asets@manitobamoonvoicesinc.ca

Manitoba Non-Status Indian Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Manitoba Non-Status Indians.

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Manitoba Métis Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Manitoba Métis.

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Manitoba Inuit Resources

These ISET funded groups are available to Manitoba Inuit.

ITK has an education training program for all Inuit, see: ITK Amaujaq

See additional resources in Quick Start Guide

Manitoba Training (website)

The above link sends students off to the Federal government student grants & loans program.

MB Student Aid Portal apply

Manitoba Friendship Centers (list)

Friendship Centers may have some funding from other government programs, usually not ISET.

They may be able to help with some tuition costs, but often rely on other program grants, loans and scholarships to pay for training.

List of Manitoba Friendship Centers

CityFriendship CenterContactPhoneEmail
BrandonBrandon Friendship Center Melisa204-727-1407bfcareer2@mymts.net
DauphinDauphin Friendship Center Jeremy Smith204-638-5707dfcexec@mymts.net
Flin FlonFlin Flon Aboriginal Friendship Center Mylene Saulthier204-687-3900pfc@mymts.net
Lynn LakeLynn Lake Friendship Center Marilyn Hunt204-356-2407llfced@live.ca
Portage la PrairiePortage Friendship Center Jeanna Emms204-239-6333j_emms@ptgfc.org
RivertonRiverton & District Friendship Center Pam Fiset204-378-2800rdfc_pfc@mymts.net
SelkirkSelkirk Friendship Center Rosemary Mayo204-482-7525pfcselkirk@mymts.net
Swan RiverElbert Chartrand Friendship Center Ken Munro204-734-9301info@elbertchartrandfc.com
The PasThe Pas Friendship Center Shawn Kirkness204-627-7500partfc@mymts.net
ThompsonMa Mow We Tak Friendship Center Erin Sinclair204-677-0950youthemployment@mamowwetak.mb.ca
WinnipegWinnipeg Indian & Métis Friendship Center destroyed by vandals, closed, phone not in service, website is gone

Indigenous Scholarship

Winnipeg Business Council (website)

This scholarship fund is for Indigenous residents of Manitoba.

Canada Wide Indigenous Scholarships

See list.

Winnipeg Build Inc (website)

Winnipeg has a free construction program, also get paid minimum wage during course.

Winnipeg Build Program Scope

Winnipeg Build Contact

Program Intake Coordinator: Vicky Tayfour, 204-943-5981 X208, vicky.tayfour@buildinc.ca

WEST Center, Workplace Education Manitoba (website)

This is a Manitoba government funded basic work skills free training program.

WEST Program Scope

Training covers basic numeracy, document reading & processing, problem solving, decision making, etc, see Overview & Detailed Brochure

WEST Contacts

Westbran Training Center (no website)

These people work closely with WEST Center, but are a separate organization.

Westbran Program Scope

Westbran Brandon Contacts

Industry Training Employment Services Manitoba (website)

Industry Training Program Scope

This is a government funded basic work skills free training program.

Industry Training Contact

Dauphin contact: Liz Thacker, 204-622-2128, elizabeth.thacker@gov.mb.ca

North End Community Renewal (website)

North End Program Scope

The specific program of interest is the Path Center, which does skills evaluation and helps with resume writing.

North End Winnipeg Contact

Winnipeg contact: 204-927-2330

Brandon Energy Efficient Program (BEEP) (website)

Provides carpentry skill training to individuals with limited work experience.

BEEP Program Scope

BEEP Registration Process

Career & Employment Youth Services (CEYS) (website)

Open to any & all participants ages 15 to 30 who are not on Employment Insurance (EI).

CEYS Program Scope

CEYS Brandon Contact

Brandon contact: Heidi, 204-571-8800, ceys@ceys.mb.ca

Career Connections Inc. (CCI) (website)

CCI focus is on people with disabilities, including self identified disabilities.

Westman Coalition merged with another company to form Career Connections Inc.

CCI Program Scope

CCI Brandon Contact

Brandon contact: Brianne Roblin, 204-728-9594, broblin@cciwestman.ca

Samaritan House (website)

Samaritan House Program Scope

Samaritan House Brandon Contact

Brandon contact: 204-727-1268 info@samaritanhouse.net

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Updated: 2019/12/03