Learn about ENTRY Program

This 7:45-minute video explains the settlement, language and employment orientation classes for immigrants at the ENTRY Program.

The Entry Program is the first place for new immigrants to learn about living in Manitoba, Canada. Participants will learn about four major topics: Health, Employment and Education, Laws, and Places to Go.

Altered Minds works collaboratively with Manitoba Start and the Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre (WELARC) to coordinate client registration and referral to a full range of settlement services.

The Entry Program is a continuous intake/continuous exit program. Eligible clients may start the program any Monday and exit the program once they have completed the regular 4-week program or the 1-week ‘Express Orientation’.


  • To provide eligible clients with essential settlement information and related language skills for daily living so that they can make informed decisions and more quickly achieve their settlement goals.

Schedule for Entry Program:

Morning Program
Monday to Thursday
9 a.m. – 12 noon

Afternoon Program
Monday to Thursday
12:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Evening Program
Monday to Thursday
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Course Outline:

Employment and Education

  • Learn where to get help looking for jobs and how to apply for an apprenticeship program.
  • Understand employment standards, income tax and other payroll deductions.
  • Find out about Manitoba’s educational system
  • Learn where to find job related training, and how to improve communication skills for a specific job

Places to Go

  • Find out about immigrant-serving agencies and important government offices
  • Learn how to use Winnipeg’s bus system, and how to use maps to get around the city
  • Learn how to set up a bank account, use debit cards and credit cards, and pay bills
  • Find out where to shop for food, clothing, and household items
  • Learn how to find and enroll in one of Winnipeg’s many free English schools


  • Learn about Canadian family and child protection laws
  • Learn about neighbourhood safety
  • Find out about driving laws, including driving while drinking alcohol, speeding, traffic lights and photo radar
  • Understand laws for doing business and renting an apartment
  • Talk about criminal acts and consequences


  • Learn how to use a Manitoba Health card to access free health services
  • Know where to find a family doctor
  • Find out where to go for emergency and non-emergency health situations
  • Talk about the stages of cultural adjustment that everyone goes through when moving to a new country


Call for registration: 204-944-0133