Manufacturing Production Worker Program

The Manufacturing Production Worker Program helps newcomers in Winnipeg improve their English language skills and provides them with a pathway into employment as production workers with manufacturing companies in Manitoba.

This program is part of the Refugee Employment Development Initiative (REDI) and is a joint programming initiative between Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) and Opportunities for Employment (OFE).

In this program, students have the opportunity to:

  • Learn important language and communication skills for employment in a Canadian company
  • Gain confidence through daily language practice, workplace culture lessons, and teacher feedback
  • Develop the Essential Skills and technical skills needed to succeed in a manufacturing company in Manitoba
  • Get help and support for school, work, and home from a dedicated team of specialists including educational assistants, counsellors, employment coaches, and more
Class times Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Next start dates Please contact MITT for upcoming start dates. See contact information below.

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Entrance requirements

To apply for this program, you must:

  • Have come to Canada with granted refugee status or are an immigrant
  • Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) between 1 – 4
  • Be currently unemployed or working less than 20 hours per week
  • Be available to study full-time

To Apply

To apply to the program, please call 204 989 7746, or 204 989 6434, email or visit the MITT English Language Centre at 609 Erin Street, Winnipeg, MB.

Please bring the following with you on your first visit to MITT:

  • Landing Papers, Permanent Resident (PR) Card or Work Permit
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • WELARC Referral or LINC certificate


Part 1: Language Training
10 weeks at MITT – 609 Erin Street, Winnipeg, MB

Part 2: Employment Training
Up to 8 weeks at OFE – 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

The Manufacturing Production Worker Program features two phases: sector-specific language training with MITT and occupation-specific employment training with OFE. Language training at MITT focuses specifically on the English skills necessary to succeed in employment as a production worker in the manufacturing sector.

Have a question?
Email or call 204 989 7746.

Or find answers to frequently asked questions about the program.

Register for a weekly online information session.

Manitoba Start can also provide more information. Please contact them at 204 944 8833 or in-person at 271 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg.

Funding for this program provided by:

  • The Manitoba Government
  • The Government of Canada

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

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