Altered Minds Inc.
About Altered Minds Inc.
Altered Minds Inc. (AMI) provides programs and services for all newcomers to Manitoba, regardless of their status in Canada. Most programs are free for Permanent Residents (PR), and are offered at a reasonable cost for temporary residents, refugee claimants and new Canadians. We provide pre-arrival employment and settlement services to help future residents find work and settle more easily when they arrive. For those already here, we provide a comprehensive orientation to life in Manitoba, English language classes and basic computer training. We regularly hire and train freelance interpreters to assist in our programs, so many immigrants get their first Canadian experience working as interpreters for AMI.
AMI offers the following programs:
- Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA): personalized employment supports for immigrants preparing to come to Canada. Eligibility/Cost: Individuals in the process of immigrating to Canada. Free.
- Entry Program (& Entry Program Online): a comprehensive orientation to life in Manitoba. Eligibility/Cost: Open to all. Free for permanent residents, affordable rates for others.
- Living English for Employment: a summer program that combines English language development and work experience. Eligibility/Cost: Permanent residents with limited English only (CLB 1-4). Free.
- AMI Academy: English language classes that build communication skills for social, academic and work purposes. Eligibility/Cost: Open to all. Affordable fees.
- Computers for Life: basic computer training for newcomers with limited English proficiency. Participants receive a free computer. Eligibility/cost: Open to all. Free.
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