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The Work Placement Program offers First Nations, Métis and Inuit students a chance to gain work experience in health-care settings.

Coordinated by WRHA Indigenous Health Workforce Development, students will be placed in one of the Winnipeg Health Region’s facilities to gain experience as an employee of a health region.

There are two types of Work Placements:

Summer Employment

Volunteer Placements

Benefits of a Placement
There are a number of reasons why you should consider applying for a placement with the Connecting Work Placement Program:

  • Work experience for your resume

  • A learning opportunity that can build your knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Develop business expertise and technical knowledge

  • Networking opportunities

  • References for future employment

  • Improved self-confidence

  • Working alongside established professionals

  • Competitive hourly wage for paid placements

  • Work alongside an Aboriginal Elder

  • Learn about Aboriginal Cultures and

  • Traditional Spirituality

  • Volunteers gain high-school credit

Contact us or download or Work Placement Program handbook for more information.

Indigenous Health – Workforce Development
2735 Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2H5
Phone: (204) 940-8880
Toll Free: 1-877-940-8880
Fax: (204) 943-1728
Email: indigenoushealth@wrha.mb.ca

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The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority acknowledges that it provides health services in facilities located on the original lands of Treaty 1 and on the homelands of the Metis Nation. WRHA respects that the First Nation treaties were made on these territories and acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to collaborate in partnership with First Nation, Metis and Inuit people in the spirit of reconciliation.
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