Newcomers to Canada
Manitoba Start –  Referral service for newcomers to Manitoba setting up permanent residence in Winnipeg; they also provide access to employment programs. Call 204-944-8833.

Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) - Some newcomers may also qualify for assistance through Manitoba’s EIA program. Call 204-948-4000 (Winnipeg) or 1-877-812-0014 (outside Winnipeg).

Immigrant Centre Manitoba Inc. – provides settlement supports, access to a language bank, employment services, workplace entry programs, cooking and nutrition classes, computer training, and a lending library. Call 204-943-9158.

Accueil Francophone - Welcome Centre - provides reception and settlement supports for government-assisted refugees in Winnipeg, as well as settlement services for francophone newcomers. Call 204-975-4250.

Welcome Place - provides settlement supports for refugees and in-Canada protection and settlement for refugee claimants. Call 204-977-1000.

Westman Immigrant Services (Brandon) - offers settlement, employment, and language programs and services to immigrants in the Brandon and Westman area. The Welcome Centre provides reception and settlement supports for government-assisted refugees. Call 204-727-6031.

New Journey Housing - Resource centre for newcomer housing in Manitoba, with a focus on Winnipeg. Provides help, assistance, and resources to guide newcomers to rent, purchase housing, and manage their money. Call 204-942-2238.

Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) - operates a transitional housing complex for newcomer families as well as a Community Resource program connecting community members with employment, education, and health resources. Call 204-943-8765 or email

Naomi House - Transitional home for arriving refugees and asylum seekers in Winnipeg. Call 204-415-1752.

Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre (WELARC) - assists newcomers to Canada to improve their communication skills in English or French. The organization provides referrals to English or French classes to improve language skills for work, education, and life in Canada. Call 204-943-5387 or email

Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO) - The umbrella organization for settlement service providers in Manitoba. They maintain an extensive list of services for newcomers across Manitoba, including regional settlement service hubs and specialized services.



Resources and Benefits

Booklet (2020)

Project summary