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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.

7 Day Paid Training to become an Uncertified Health Care Aide micro-credential program

Have you already successfully completed this 7-day Uncertified Health Care Aide micro-credential program? See Upskill Opportunity for Uncertified Health Care Aides below!

In just one week (five days of virtual class work and two days of in-person skills development) 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:  Shauna Peters at LTCadmin@ierha.ca (204)785-7696

Upskill Opportunity for Uncertified Health Care Aides – become certified!

Have you successfully completed the 7-day Uncertified Health Care Aide micro-credential 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 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 labourrelations@ierha.ca

Health Care Aide Programs

Red River College Polytech – In-Person Health Care Aide Training

  • SELKIRK – Visit Red River College for more information. Course starts January 23, 2023.
    Red River College Polytech – In-Person Health Care Aide Training

Red River College Polytech – Virtual Health Care Aide Training

SELKIRK – Visit Red River College for more information. Course starts January 23, 2023.

Licensed Practical Nursing

Assiniboine Community College Licensed Practical Nursing Training

  • ARBORG – Assiniboine Community College – Licensed Practical Nursing – Started September 6, 2023

Medical Laboratory Assistant

Herzing College – Medical Laboratory Assistant – Click here to learn more

Robertson School of Health – Medical Laboratory Assistant – Click here to 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 to costs of this online training opportunity through: Medical Device Reprocessing Association of Ontario

To apply for a position, please visit the position here: https://selfservice.ierha.ca/QSS/applicant/JobPosting.aspx?id=6196

or – visit Career search: Quadrant Self Service (ierha.ca) 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.

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