Manitoba is a Canadian prairie and western province. Manitoba’s capital and largest city, Winnipeg, is Canada’s 8th largest metropolitan census area, and home to 60% of the population of the province. Four of the province’s five universities are located in Winnipeg. Agriculture, mostly concentrated in the fertile southern and western parts of the province, is vital to the province’s economy; other major industries are transportation, manufacturing, forestry, energy and tourism. (www.cic.gc.ca and wikipedia)
Type of Resource
|Adult Learning Centres||Resource||Immigrants||Extensive network of centres throughout Manitoba, providing advisory services and prior learning assessment services for individuals seeking Grade 12 equivalency||Tel: 204.945.8247
|Assiniboine Community College||PLAR -> Institution Credits||Immigrants||Many courses are eligible for PLAR and are identified in with a P.||Tel:204.725.8700
800.862.6307 (toll free)
|Brandon University||PLAR -> Institution Credits||Immigrants||Provides PLAR for students through a portfolio process. Initial stage is to contact the PLAR Coordinator. Fees apply.||Tel: 204.727.7300
|Credential Assessment||Credential Assessment Service||Immigrants||In Manitoba, individuals must contact one of the six members of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada|
|Government of Manitoba Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) for Job Seekers||Resources||Immigrants||Provides information on PLAR, including sections on What is PLAR?, Is PLAR for you?|
|Manitoba Start||Service||Immigrants||Provides information on settlement services for newcomers as well as workshop programs such as StartUp, which for immigrants who want to work in a regulated professions, or HeadStart for immigrants who want to manage their long-term career goals.||Tel: 204.944.8833
|Resources and services||Immigrants||Focal Point Partner for CIIP clients, Manitoba Start provides overseas advisory services; offers newcomer services towards a seamless transition to in-Canada settlement and labor market integration; facilitates access to language assessment and training, volunteer programs and employment services and programs; and provides financial guidance.|
|Service||Immigrants||Focal Point Partner for CIIP clients, who are encouraged to connect the Student Integration Services for information and advice on education and training options, as well as counseling on professional and career goals. They also make referrals to other educational institutions, professional bodies and online supports based on the client’s specific occupational needs and destination.||Exchange District Campus
Notre Dame Campus
Tel: 204.631.3345Email: Immigrantsnopage@rrc.ca
|PLAR -> Institution Credit||Immigrants Enrolled in Red River College||Conducts PLAR for college credits through Portfolio and Challenge Process Assessments. RPL orientation sessions are held throughout the year. An application form needs to be completed and submitted to Student Services Fees apply.||Prospective Students:
RPL Advisor, Lauren Waples
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgRPL Resources:RPL Facilitator, Deb BlowerTel: 204.632.2065Email: email@example.com
|Program||Immigrants||Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Nurses prepares Internationally Educated Nurses to work as Registered Nurses in Manitoba.||Registration Services:
|SEED Winnipeg||Services and programs||Immigrants||Offer a variety of services and programs targeted to internationally educated professionals and skilled workers. Programs include environmental bridging program, engineering and nursing professionals networking, and occupational specific job search support. Fees apply for some services.||See SEED’ website for a complete list of referral partner agencies and programs.|
|Success Skills Centre Inc.||Services and programs||Immigrants||Offer a variety of services and programs targeted to internationally educated professionals and skilled workers. Programs include environmental bridging program, engineering and nursing professionals networking, and occupational specific job search support. Fees apply for some services.||Tel: 204.975.5111
|University College of the North||PLAR -> Institution Credits||Immigrant services||Complete and submit a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Assessment Agreement Form. Fees apply.||Email Enrollment Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pas, Manitoba
|University of Manitoba||PLAR -> Institution Credits||Immigrant students||At the University of Saskatchewan, PLAR is not centralized in one office. Individual departments and faculties (including Continuing Education and Social Work) are responsible for their own PLAR, and you need to contact them directly.||Contact info through specific departments and faculties|
|Bridging Program||Immigrants – Engineers||Internationally-Educated Engineers Qualifications program provides university engineering course, co-op work experience, cultural orientation, language and communication support and professional networking. Fees apply.||Tel: 204.474.8961
|Pre-arrival Program||Immigrants||UM is a member of Canadian Virtual University, which permits eligible individuals to begin their university program prior to arriving in Canada.|
|University of Winnipeg||PLAR -> Institution Credits||Immigrants||Comprehensive information on the university’s PLAR process, which begins by contacting the PLAR Coordinator and completing an Application for Challenge for Credit form. Allowed up to a maximum of 30 credit hours of courses using PLAR in the Faculties of Arts, Business & Economics, Education, Kinesiology and Science.||Tel: 204.786.9767
PLAR Coordinator, Barbara L. Read
|WPLAR Manitoba||Resources & Tools||Immigrants Counsellors Employers||Diverse stakeholders/partners – employers, unions, industry groups, self-regulating professions, trainers an, educators – oversee the development of RPL in the workplace. Excellent source for RPL resources useful within and beyond a workplace setting.||Phone: 204.272.5030|
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