Update: COVID-19 Awareness/OFE Emergency Preparedness

MESSAGE TO OFE JOB SEEKERS, STAFF, REFERRAL PARTNERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS​

Please click on this link for an update:  Letter from the OFE Executive Director March 19 2020

Current Status:  ALL IN-PERSON SERVICES AND CLASSES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Opportunities for Employment (OFE) continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus COVID-19 threat. As the safety of our participants and staff is our top priority, and in keeping with the most current information available, we have made the difficult decision to suspend in-person service delivery and training sessions in order to support social distancing efforts in our province.

We will continue to monitor this situation very closely, and re-evaluate future plans based on prevailing conditions and expert advice.  Classes will be rescheduled when the time is appropriate.

JOB SEEKERS: 

Our staff are available to assist you.  OFE job seekers are encouraged to continue to connect with their assigned Employment Consultant via email or office phone.  General inquiries and contact information are available at ofe@ofe.ca or by phoning 204-925-3490.   We have opened a live chat option on our website at www.ofe.ca, which will be operated between 8:00 and 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.  After hours, please leave a message and we will follow-up with you.

Looking for the online chat support?  Click on the tab at the bottom right side of your screen.

We now have five of our most popular modules available online.  Please visit our YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ06VWrJXTmJBoliFX4P-fRCXkG160tIK

EMPLOYER PARTNERS:

We know that many Winnipeg employers are experiencing staff shortages due to the pandemic.  We are here to help and can connect you quickly to candidates who are ready, willing and able to work.  Please email employerservices@ofe.ca or phone 204-925-5281.   We will attempt to respond within one business day.   We are committed to helping you continue operations.

REFERRAL PARTNERS:

Referrals can be made through our website and applicants can contact us at ofe@ofe.ca for information.  We are not currently processing intake applications and applicants are asked not to attend the office at this time.  We will contact them for a future appointment.

OTHER STAKEHOLDERS:

Our employees are still working and are available for our community partners, vendors and funders.  If you do not have the direct contact information for the person you want to speak to, please contact us at 204-925-3490 or email ofe@ofe.ca and we will connect you with the appropriate person. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

For additional information on the COVID-19 situation, please refer to the following sites:

Manitoba Health:  https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/diseases/coronavirus.html

Media Releases from the Manitoba Government on Corona Virus:   https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/media.html

 Government of Canada Public Health Agency:   https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus.html

World Health Organization:  
https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

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We are actively monitoring the situation and will provide additional information on this website as available.  Please continue to review the updates available here at www.ofe.ca in relation to program delivery, class cancellations etc.  

Current Status:  ALL IN-PERSON SERVICES AND CLASSES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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