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Educational Opportunities

Interlake-Eastern RHA has partnered with the education institutions below to bring health-care training to communities across the region.

Paid Training to become an Uncertified Health Care Aide

Have you already successfully completed this 15-day Uncertified Health Care Aide training program? See Upskill Opportunity for Uncertified Health Care Aides below!

In just three weeks (10 days in classroom and five days at practicum) you can be equipped with the skills and knowledge to begin working in a hospital, personal care home or other health care setting. Find your home in our health system by training as an Uncertified Health Care Aide.

  • Training is paid and there are no tuition costs.
  • Positions are available in Interlake-Eastern Health Region.
  • Find out what paid opportunities exist for you.

Learn more about the program please contact:  Ian Magnan, Recruitment and Community Engagement Officer at 204-340-5596 or email:

Upcoming UHCA Courses:

Upskill Opportunity for Uncertified Health Care Aides – become certified!

Have you successfully completed the 15-day Uncertified Health Care Aide training program? Are you interested in increasing your employment opportunities and salary? Consider becoming certified as a Health Care Aide!

In just 24 weeks of part-time study, you can expand your skills and increase your earning potential while continuing to provide essential support and care for Manitobans.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • Grade 12 OR Grade 10 if you are a mature student (19 years of age or older and out of high school for a minimum of one year).
  • English language competency requirements Level 6 IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or Level 7 CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark).
  • Successful completion of:
    • a 15-day Health Care Aide training program; or
    • a 7-day Health Care Aide micro-credential from Assiniboine Community College, Red River College Polytechnic, or University College of the North; or
    • other approved course that meets the minimum requirements of the 7-day micro-credential as determined by the regional health authority.
  • In order to be eligible for the Assiniboine Community College program, Applicants must have worked a minimum of 300 hours within the last 24 months as an uncertified Health Care Aide.
  • More information on the training program is available here: Comprehensive Health Care Aide Challenge | Assiniboine College

Courses allow flexibility for you to work while you train. Funding is available for eligible uncertified health care aides to complete an approved training program.

Click here to start the application process: Uncertified HCA Bridging Program Applicants – IERHA

Questions? Email us at

Health Care Aide Programs

Red River College Polytech in partnership with Fieldstone Ventures

Health Care Aide Course in Eriksdale area – Starting January 2024

Contact Fieldstone Ventures ASAP if you are interested 204-768-3797 or 1-888-777-1059

Licensed Practical Nursing

Assiniboine Community College Licensed Practical Nursing Training

Upcoming LPN Courses:

If you have any questions about the above program, please feel free to contact: Ian Magnan, Recruitment and Community Engagement Officer at 204-340-5596 or email:

Free English Classes for Health Professionals

Are you an internationally educated health professional hoping to build language and communication skills for patient interactions
or to pursue licensure?

Explore flexible, online courses:
Pronunciation for Health Professionals Aug. 28–Dec. 8, 2023 (CLB 6/7/8)
Communication for Health Professions Aug. 28–Dec. 8, 2023 (CLB 6/7)
Communication for Internationally Educated Nurses
Sept. 5–Nov. 24, 2023 (CLB 6/7)
Communication for Internationally Educated Health Professions
Oct. 23–Dec. 12, 2023 (CLB 7/8)


  • Must be a permanent resident.*
  • Must have a WELARC referral.
  • Must have the required Canadian
    Language Benchmarks.

*If you are a Canadian Citizen, there may be funding to support your studies.
Learn more:

Medical Device Reprocessing Technician

Join the team responsible for ensuring medical equipment is prepared appropriately for use in patient care. If you apply for a position, Interlake-Eastern RHA will cover the costs of this online training opportunity through: Medical Device Reprocessing Association of Ontario

To apply for a position, please visit the posting here:

or – visit Career search: Quadrant Self Service ( and select Selkirk Regional Health Centre under Facility Name and look for MDR Technician

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity and would like more information, please contact us at 1-855-347-8500.

Operating Room Assistants

Are you a trained health-care aide with at least three years of experience working in an acute care environment? Do you enjoy working as part of an inter-disciplinary team? Are you looking to expand your skills and contribute to safe care for patients in an essential care environment?

Consider training as an Operating Room Assistant.

A comprehensive 12-week training program will prepare you, to work alongside surgical team members, using your skills to contribute to the delivery of safe and effective care for Manitoba patients undergoing a surgery or procedure.

Education Courses offered by the RHA

We offer some of our staff courses like Mental Health First Aid and Wound Care Level 2 to the public for a cost. To attend one of these courses, individuals must fill in an External Applicant Registration Form. Questions? Please contact:

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