Skills Mentorship Program and Employment Services


Programme Jeunesse Ici Corp (PJICI) is dedicated to providing new immigrants, youth, and refugees in Manitoba with essential employment services and mentorship programs. The Skills Mentorship Program and Employment Services offered by PJICI are specifically designed to address the challenges faced by newcomers in obtaining employment due to lack of work experience, knowledge, and cultural familiarity.

The program is a comprehensive 6-month course that includes a range of learning activities and training sessions. Participants are prepared to work in Manitoba, with a particular focus on the construction industry and other services. The program is open to both males and females, and each session accommodates a maximum of 10 participants. Intakes are held twice a year, during the first week of January and July.

The program has been created to help participants overcome the barriers they may face in finding employment in a new country. PJICI understands the challenges of language barriers and cultural differences, and offers learning sessions in a group workshop format, led by industry experts. One-on-one sessions are also available with the program director for job placement and employment counseling.

The program includes a wide range of activities such as basic English courses, cultural integration sessions, resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, professional and personal development, goal setting, workplace safety training, forklift operation training, and employment research techniques. Training in construction skills such as plumbing, carpentry, masonry, landscaping, painting, and cleaning is also provided.

The program has been designed to meet the specific needs of Manitoba’s labour market. The construction industry and other services have a high demand for individuals with construction skills, forklift operating, and workplace safety certification, which are directly addressed by the program. Cultural integration sessions teach participants about basic employee/employer expectations, work hours, work ethic, remuneration, and deductions, which are essential in obtaining steady employment in Manitoba.

PJICI takes pride in the fact that 75% of its program participants find employment within 90 days of completing the program. Upon completion, customized employment placement services are offered to participants based on their skills and interests. The staff place participants with a construction company that has been identified and recruited through referral sources or program recruitment strategies.

PJICI is committed to supporting the integration of new immigrants, youth, and refugees into Manitoba’s workforce. The Skills Mentorship Program and Employment Services offered by PJICI provide a valuable pathway to success for those facing employment challenges. The organization is proud to offer an innovative solution to this critical issue, and encourages newcomers to take advantage of the program to create a brighter future in Manitoba.