Government of Manitoba - Career Development

Career Development: Youth

How Do I Get Experience?

Work experience and volunteering may help you meet people and develop a valuable network of contacts that will guide you now and help you in the future. Whether it’s a work experience program or a volunteer opportunity, you will develop skills, building self-confidence and gaining valuable experience while enjoying the satisfaction of making a difference.

A Guide to Success in the Workplace

Whether it is your first day on the job or your 10th year on the job, the tips and activities in this guide will help you to reach your full potential at work. (Adobe Icon 769 KB)

Manitoba Youth Volunteer Opportunities (MyVOP)

Manitoba Youth Volunteer Opportunities is an initiative of Volunteer Manitoba devoted to promoting and assisting youth volunteerism and helping young Manitobans, ages 30 and under to access volunteer opportunities, no matter where they live in the province!

Paid Work Experience & Tax Credits

Learn more about the opportunities available for employers who provide students with paid employment in cooperative work placement, vocational, and apprenticeship positions.

Urban/Hometown Green Team

The Urban Green Team Program provides grants to Winnipeg non-profit organizations to create meaningful, career-oriented summer jobs for youth in a variety of community development projects to improve neighbourhoods, build young leaders and provide employment opportunities for youth.

Job Boom = I need experience

You can't find a job because you don't have experience, and you can't acquire experience because you don't have a job! There are many ways to break this vicious cycle. The Web sites presented here offer ways to gain experience in the job market, whether in a summer job, an internship at a company, an exchange program or in volunteer activities.

Young Canada Works

Young Canada Works (YCW) offers students and recent graduates the chance to put their skills to the test, build career equity, earn money for their education or get started on the right career path. Summer jobs and internships give young people access to unique opportunities to learn and work, whether it is to practice their second language in a museum, work in an Aboriginal friendship centre or even travel abroad.

Internship Programs

Aboriginal Youth Internship Program
Black Youth Internship Program
Northern Aboriginal Youth Internship Program

Apprenticeship Manitoba: The Future is in Your Hands

With apprenticeship, you get paid to learn valuable, in-demand skills on your way to a rewarding career in the skilled trades. Also learn about opportunities for paid-work experience within the High School Apprenticeship Program.

Manitoba 4-H

The 4-H program in Manitoba and across Canada delivers opportunity for youth to develop personally in areas of self-confidence, responsibility and leadership. Life skills are gained through many hands-on project offerings, in addition to communication, leadership, problem-solving and goal-setting skills.

STEP Services

STEP Services provides students and young adults with the opportunity to work full time during the summer with the Province of Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro, and related organizations. You may also be eligible to work part-time during school year if you are a post-secondary student.

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

Don't miss your opportunity to gain valuable work experience with a number of federal organizations.