Contact Information

Success Skills Centre
Centennial House, 2nd Floor
310 Broadway Avenue Winnipeg | Manitoba Canada R3C 0S6
Phone: (204) 975-5111
   Fax:(204) 975-5108
ssc@successskills.mb.ca

Facebook Linkedin Twitter



Office Hours
Mondays to Fridays
9:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m
For individuals working, after hour appointments may be arranged.

 

 

Our Story

Success Skills Centre started with ten immigrant women professionals in 1985, under the federal Canada Employment and Immigration Commission (CEIC), delivering a seven-month full-time gap training program (four months in-class, and three months with employers), combining occupational language, individually purchased related external courses, job search skills training and work experience placement. The program was in such demand that in 1990, the Centre was expanded to taking in 50 participants, for both men and women. To make best use of the federal government funding, we started to deliver in-house courses such as Word Perfect (later Word), AutoCAD, accounting and spreadsheet applications, and the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Starting a Business. Success rate for permanent work placements was at 96%, with several participants establishing private businesses as well.

When the federal government devolved its funding to the Province of Manitoba in 1998, our Centre’s funding moved from the federal department of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to the provincial Department of Education and Training for 100 program participants per year. In 2000, the Centre was additionally funded for more participants and staff, by Manitoba Labour (and Immigration) and by 2010, the Centre took on 1100 participants in its pre-employment and training programs. Since the return of settlement funding to the federal government’s Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in 2013, Success Skills Centre takes on 318 participants a year. Success rates for participants’ return to their related occupations in most recent years range from 86% to 92%.

We measure our results only on participants actually returning to their related occupations, rather than obtaining any jobs. We take pride in our track record.

Our staff has received a variety of recognitions, including the Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s “Citation of Citizenship Award” and other dedication awards from various government and community organizations for staff’s leadership role in promoting the utilization of the talents of professionals and skilled workers, and providing input into government immigrant policy, programming and credential recognition development.

Vision/Mission/Values

Leveraging Differences in the Workforce!

 

Upcoming Events

Internationally Trained Professionals/Skilled Workers Hands-on Practicum Program on Thursday September 5, 2019 is Information Session and HOP program starts Monday, September 9, 2019.

Sage, QuickBooks and Canadian Payroll Register Now

AutoCAD and SolidWorks on weekends and week-days

CELBAN Prepartation Crash Course on Weekdays

IELTS Course on weekends

CELPIP General Preparation Course

Office Smart Course on the first Thursday and Friday of every month

Looking for a job?  Check out the latest job listings on our website.

Job Search Club on Tuesdays, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Testimonals from Clients

“When I first heard of Success Skills Centre, I did not imagine the immerse impact it will have on my career.  From the great reception at the front desk to the excellent support system from all the Labour Specialists, the overall system in place is wonderful. 
I have learnt new and efficient way of presenting my résumé, cover letter, reference and all other supporting document needed for my job search.
I discovered the importance of soft skills, because this was not emphasized in my cultural background, it’s a new terrain in which I am beginning to explore by applying to volunteer in various service groups.
I also got to meet with people from diverse culture learning from them has been a pleasant experience for me, I have learnt to appreciate beauty in diversity.
In all, Success Skills Centre has made me a better person, I appreciate your effort in assisting immigrants, especially in understanding Canadian work environment.”

------------------------

Employer’s comments: “I wanted to give you the great news (if you haven’t heard already) – we have offered an accounting position to Esther and she has accepted!  She is starting officially on Monday and we are very excited to have her.  Thank you again – I look forward to working with you in the future!”

------------------------

“When I came to SSC, it was difficult for me to narrow down or tailor my skills to a particular specialization and industry.  The information I gathered throughout the session helped me to understand my skills and the kind of entry level job I should be looking for.  More so, I have stronger understanding of my soft skills and how I can use them.”

------------------------

“I would like to say a big thank you for the organizers of the two week training at SSC.  The program has been so enlightening and explosive.  The program was well organized and impactful with loads of information that will channel one’s path to great lines. I learnt a lot during this program and I believe the sky is my limit.
I am very optimistic that with the information I got from SSC. I would be able to get my dream job.  Finally I would encourage the staff or SSC to keep up the good job.”

------------------------

“I really appreciate the input of Success Skills Centre in organizing the Hands-On-Practicum session for immigrants.  It accorded me the platform to obtain a mentorship in jump-starting my career in Canada.  I believe I have been equipped with the requisite skills to be successful on my job search interview and then job.”

--------------------------


“I just want to say thank you Success Skills Centre for this opportunity to get to training which changed my mind and opened my eyes.  When I landed here in Canada everybody was saying that to go back to my career it is not possible.  But as I know from this two-week workshop, it will be up to me.  All is possible with our counsellor I will make it happen.”