Newcomers to Canada

Moving to a new country can be overwhelming.  Here are some resources to get you started and help make your transition a bit more smooth.

Find the Right Employer

Finding a good trucking company as a newcomer to the industry is a pivotal step in launching a successful and fulfilling career in the world of transportation. Whether you’re a recent driving school graduate, an experienced driver relocating to a new area, or
someone entirely new to the profession, making the right choice in a trucking company can impact your job satisfaction, career progression, and overall well-being.

Let’s explore some key considerations and steps you should take when embarking on your journey to find a reputable and suitable trucking company for you. The organization you choose plays a critical role in shaping your immediate work experiences and
career trajectory. 

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Language Training  

Are you eager to advance your language abilities? Listed below are free resources for learning opportunities for diverse learning styles and preferences. Learners can proactively enhance their language learning journey by using these resources, tailoring the journey to their pace and preferences.  


Options for Language Training in Winnipeg  

  • Red River Polytechnic offers free language classes for refugees, newcomers, permanent residents and citizens. Both full-time and part-time programs are available for adults. Taking this program can help you improve your language skills. Follow the QR code to get started!  

Programs : RRC Polytech: Centre for Newcomer Integration 

  •  The Manitoba Association of Newcomer Organizations (MANSO) offers a guide to free classes provided by phone, online or in person. Each program has different eligibility requirements.  

Informal Language Resource Guide – MANSO ( 


Virtual Options 

  • Duolingo is a free learning application on Google Play and the Apple Store. While the app can improve your language skills, visit this QR code to connect directly with the Duolingo English Test to test your language skills. Create an account to have access to unlimited practice tests!  

Duolingo English Test 

  •  The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) offers free resources to help you practice and prepare for the test.  

IELTS | IELTS Preparation Resources 


 Informal Options for Improving Your Language Skills 

  • Change the language of your preferred streaming platform and commit to immersing yourself in English.  
  • Use a chatbot to practice your conversation skills.  
  • Join a conversational group through a community centre or Meetup application on Google Play and the Apple Store.  
  • Visit the Legislative for a free tour, learn the history of the building and discover secrets you may not have known. A free public guided tour is available every Friday at 2 pm (1400 hrs). A reservation to guarantee your space is recommended. 
Funding provided by: Financement fourni par :
The Government of Canada          The Manitoba Government Le gouvernement du Canada          Le gouvernement du Manitoba 


Manitoba Trucking Association is located in Treaty One Territory, the home and traditional lands of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Ininew (Cree), and Dakota peoples, and in the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. Our drinking water comes from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, in Treaty Three Territory.