Career Success in Canada

Put Your Skills to Work

Give your technical skills the chance to grow by developing the “soft skills” expected by Canadian employers. Make an easy and confident transition with an understanding of the Canadian workplace and its culture with the Career Success in Canada program.

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Program Description

As a stand-alone series of workshops, Career Success in Canada is aimed at newcomers in Manitoba. While newcomers to Canada often possess high technical skills, they may lack the “soft skills” that are typically expected by Canadian employers, which can result in a difficult transition to the Canadian workplace. This workshop series aims to address this particular challenge facing many newcomers.

By completing the Letter of Accomplishment: Career Success in Canada , you will develop the soft skills that will help you succeed in the Canadian workplace. Specifically, you’ll learn about expectations and unwritten rules in the workplace, underlying cultural norms, and workplace culture in Canada.

Credential Awarded

Letter of Accomplishment (LOA): Career Success in Canada


Program Overview

If you are looking for some additional training that is specific to the Canadian context; this workshop series is an affordable option. Career Success in Canada offers practical workplace skills, emphasizing the language and culture that still may be unfamiliar to you. The cost makes it more affordable than other credential options, and the relative short time length of study means that you can combine part-time study with employment.

Who is the Program for?

The program is open to you to help you gain employment within the Canadian business context.Requirements:

  1. Education: A two-year diploma or undergraduate degree is required for admission into the program. If you don’t hold a post-secondary credential, your extensive work experience may be considered for admission.
  2. Language Proficiency: You will need to demonstrate adequate language proficiency by providing test scores equivalent (or higher) to one of the following:
    • IELTS 6.0
    • TOEFL iBT 82
    • CLB 8 – If at time of application, you have been employed in Manitoba for a minimum of 6 months, you may be permitted with a CLB 6 and higher.

Industry Trends

Manitoba receives thousands of newcomers annually. Upon landing, newcomers qualify for free language classes and employment training provided through Manitoba Start. The workshops offered at Manitoba Start are typically one-offs, and build basic skills. Career Success in Canada aims to work with newcomers who are already employed and can bring their workplace context to the classroom. The program aims to go beyond a basic introduction of soft skills; it allows learners role-play day-to-day workplace situations and thus gain awareness of their own cultural biases.

Laddering / Transfer Credit Arrangements

This workshop series is also a requirement for Applied Business Management, which together with a Certificate in Management and Administration (CIMA) comprises a one-year pathway program targeting internationally-educated students interested in gaining the skills and knowledge to work in Canada.

Length of Study

The workshop series can be completed in 1 year.

Program Structure

Two courses for a total of 54 course hours

Delivery Methods

All workshops in this program will be offered in a face-to-face delivery format.


$100 application for applying to the program.


Required Courses

  • The Canadian Workplace (24 contact hours)
  • Intercultural Communication (24 contact hours)
  • Pronunciation Clinic (12 contact hours)
  • Powerful Business Writing (12 contact hours)
  • Effective Presentation Skills (12 contact hours)
  • Networking 101 (12 contact hours)


How long does it take to complete the program?

The program can be completed in a minimum two terms on a part-time basis to accommodate the working professional.

Can I just enroll in a single course if I'm not interested in the entire program?

Yes, you can enroll in just a single course. Completed courses can later be applied towards a Letter of Accomplishment in Career Success in Canada.

Apply to the Program


1. Fill Out an Application Form

Download and submit a completed Program Application Form (PDF).

Program Application Form (PDF)

2. Gather Your Transcripts

Submit transcripts of the highest level of education you have completed. Student copies or photocopies are not acceptable. Transcripts become the property of University of Manitoba and will not be returned.

Submit any other required supporting documents (e.g., letters of reference, letter of intent).

3. Submit Your Documents

Submit completed application form and transcripts to:

Student and Instructor Services

185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2
or by email:

Final official transcripts from any university or college attended other than University of Manitoba are required. Student copies or photocopies are not acceptable. Transcripts become the property of University of Manitoba and will not be returned.

Submit any other required supporting documents (e.g., letters of reference, letter of intent).

4. Register for Your Courses

You can register for courses by email, mail, in person or fax.

Register by email, mail, in person or fax

Download and submit a completed Course Registration Form (PDF)

Course Registration Form (PDF)

Upcoming Intakes

Applied Business Management
May 2018 - Closed
Sept 2018 - Open

Applied HR Management
May 2018 - Open
Sept 2018 - Open

Intensive English Program

Monthly Start dates Open

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