Manitoba Jobs and Skills Development

Financial Assistance

Clients may be eligible for Financial Assistance through various supports and programs.

The sections below provide information on specific supports and programs in Manitoba:


Financial Assistance for Jobs Seekers

  • Employment Manitoba offers a wide range of programs and services to assist Manitobans in finding, preparing for, and retaining employment, including support for skills development to meet labour market needs.
  • Apprenticeship training offers paid on-the-job learning and sponsored technical training. An employer pays an apprentice an incremental, industry-established wage while learning on the job. The Apprenticeship Branch sponsors an apprentice's technical training at school.
  • Manitoba Student Aid can help Manitobans with limited finances can achieve their educational goals by applying to Manitoba Student Aid for supplemental assistance for post-secondary studies. The Program provides full and part-time federal and provincial loans, grants, and bursaries, for studies within Manitoba, out-of-province, or out-of-country.
    • Student Loan Repayment provides information on repayment schedules, interest relief and debt reduction for Manitoba Student Loans.
  • Tuition Fee Income Tax Rebate can help students receive a 60% Rebate on your eligible post-secondary tuition fees.

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Financial Assistance programs for Youth/Students:

  • Official Languages Programs for Students allows students wishing to study French either within or outside Manitoba can apply for a number of programs offering financial assistance and employment opportunities.
  • The High School Apprenticeship Option lets you start your apprenticeship training while you are still in high school. It combines regular high school instruction with paid, part-time, on-the-job training.

Additional Resources

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Financial Assistance for Educators and Trainers

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Financial Assistance for Business, Industry and Employers

  • Employment Partnerships provides funding that assists communities, sector associations and employers to address labour force development needs while assisting eligible unemployed and “job- loss threatened” individuals to gain sustainable employment.

Additional Resources

  • Women’s Enterprise Centre provides support from business start-up to sustainability by offering services in three key areas: training, advice and loans for business start-up and growth.

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