Career Planning Resources

Career Exploration and Post-Secondary Planning

All MITT Adult Learning Centre students have access to a free myBlueprint account to explore career pathways. Using this online educational planning tool, you can explore post-secondary and career options, learn about your individual strengths and interests, and reflect on career compatibility.

The Government of Canada Job Bank is another great resource to explore occupations, access labour market information, and check out job opportunities. You can learn about occupations based on fields of study, read job profiles, and access information about the future of work.

Check out the Transitional Programs to Post-Secondary Guide [PDF] for a listing of vocational, college and university program options. This resource highlights programs in Winnipeg designed for students who face barriers to education, organized by area of interest.

Open Houses, Information Sessions, and Recruitment Staff are great resources to connect with when considering your post-secondary options. Take note of program application deadlines. Many college programs offer program admission on a first-come, first-served basis – so be sure to apply early! To take advantage of entrance scholarships and early course registration, be sure to apply to university by March 1.

Paying for Post-Secondary

Post-secondary education can be more affordable than most students think.

Most students in Manitoba access Manitoba Student Aid which offers college and university students grants, bursaries and government loans to assist with the costs of post-secondary. Applications typically become available mid-June for the following school year and may assist with tuition, books/supplies, and living costs. Students can use the Student Aid Estimator tool to get a sense of how much they may be eligible for.

Other students may apply for sponsorship from Training & Employment Services [PDF], their band office, or another organization. Sponsorships may cover the cost of tuition, books/supplies, and living costs. Metis students may be eligible for sponsorship through the MMF – Metis Employment & Training or financial assistance through the MMF Post-Secondary Education Support Program. Individuals who were involved with the child welfare system may be eligible for a tuition waiver and the Advancing Futures bursary.

Explore your post-secondary institution’s Financial Aid & Awards website to learn about internal awards. Scholarships Canada is a great place to start to get matched with various external scholarships, bursaries and awards. The Futures Forward Scholarship Guide lists opportunities for Indigenous students as well as current and former youth in care. Disability Awards connects students with disabilities with award opportunities.

Job Search Resources

Check out MITT’s Career Tips for an overview about resumes, cover letters, job searching and interview preparation.

Our Resume Development Guide [PDF] offers further guidance on how to create a resume.

Indeed’s Career Guide is a great place to learn everything you need to know about job search and career development. Article topics include maintaining your mental health during your job search, a guide to virtual interviews, how to negotiate salary, and more!

Community Resources

211 Manitoba is a free, confidential, 24/7 service that connects individuals to government, health, and social services that are available across the province. The service helps Manitobans who are looking to find the right community or social resource but don’t know where to start. Services are grouped together into categories that include food and clothing, housing and homelessness, health, mental health, employment, newcomers, children and parenting, and youth.

The Mental Health Resource Guide for Winnipeg provides an overview discussing various mental health related resources.

Not sure where to start? We’re here to help. Contact us: ALCcareer@mitt.ca or 204-333-1943.

Contact us today and we will be more than happy to help you with any questions or concerns you have.

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