Education & Training

RaY’s employment and training programs will help you develop your skills and understand the resources to get a job… and keep it!

Growing Opportunities

Also called “Grow Ops,” this department helps you with the little things that make a big difference.

Here are some of the things we offer:

  • Help getting IDs (birth certificate, health card, SIN card, treaty card, and more!)
  • Volunteer and paid work experiences called “odd jobs”
  • Help developing your resume
  • Getting on or off EIA (welfare)
  • Connections to school or training programs
  • Drop-in training workshops, as the pandemic allows

To access Grow Ops, contact info@rayinc.ca or call 204-783-5617 ext 208, or speak to staff in drop-in.

Level Up!

Are you ready to work but need to level-up your skills? The Level Up! Employment and Training program is a paid training program and it might be just what you need to get to work.

Level Up! has two streams designed to best fit your training needs.

Level Up! Launch Pad is a 9-week paid training in our alternative classroom environment focused building life skills that will help you in your future career.

Level Up! Lift Off is a 7-week paid training in our alternative classroom that teaches the skills you need to get a job and keep it.

Both programs are followed by a supported work placement of up to 16 weeks where you can continue learning on the job.

Here’s what you need to join Level Up!:

  • You are 18 – 29 years old
  • You are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • You have a Social Insurance Number (SIN). Don’t have one? No worries! Contact Grow Ops about IDs.
  • You have never participated in an employment program funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (not sure? Talk to RaY staff!)
  • You have safe and secure housing. (Don’t have this? Check out our housing page)
  • You have a bank account. (Don’t have one? Talk to our Grow Ops staff!)
  • You are ready to work!

Does this sound like you? Fill out an application below or get in touch at levelup@rayinc.ca.