Pre-employment Centre

The Osborne Village Resource Centre is a non-profit pre-employment resource center dedicated to assisting clients on their journey to finding meaningful employment. We assist clients who are unemployed, under-employed, and/or those making a career change. Our main goal is to help clients find meaningful work not just a job.

OVRC Computer Lab Hours

Monday8 am – 4 pm
Tuesday8 am – 4 pm
Wednesday8 am – 4 pm
Thursday12 pm – 3 pm
Friday8 am – 3 pm

"Opening the Doors to Possibility"

There is no other organization in Winnipeg that is like OVRC. Every member of the staff is fantastic at what they do without exception. When I first came to OVRC, I had a sinking feeling of dread in my stomach as if I were a boat lost at sea. Now I feel an increasing sense of relief as the staff continues to help me find out the direction I want to go in! These feelings of hope make a massive difference when you are searching for a job and building a career!

The career counselling aspect with Laurie is particularly valuable because the process she brings you through is potentially life changing. Laurie helps you to figure out what work you want to do, why, and how to get there. It is an invaluable experience that I have never had before, even having been advised by several university-level career counsellors.

Betty is an actual artist when it comes to crafting cover letters and resumes, Kristina troubleshoots and problem-solves with grace, accuracy, and empathy, and Lisa taught me how to Zoom properly! The staff are so wonderful and talented, and they have every resource one could possibly want when it comes to getting a job or adjusting your career path. They do not miss any detail; there are even LinkedIn headshots!

My experience with OVRC, like many other clients I am sure, will probably have changed the trajectory of my life. It is a remarkable organization that deserves far more accolades and visibility than it is currently receiving. Thank you so very much.

We acknowledge we are gathered on Treaty 1 Territory and that Manitoba is located on the Treaty Territories and ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anishininewuk, Dakota Oyate, Denesuline and Nehethowuk Nations.

We acknowledge Manitoba is located on the Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We acknowledge northern Manitoba includes lands that were and are the ancestral lands of the Inuit.

We respect the spirit and intent of Treaties and Treaty Making and remain committed to working in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in the spirit of truth, reconciliation and collaboration.

Client Testimonial

I am happy to see you in the trailing email asking about the experience with OVRC's counselors. I have wonderful experience and guidelines from all of your staff and they are experienced well in their respective fields. The following are the names of your staff, who are helping me to search for my long-term goal job.

1. Laurie Sutherland.- Career Counsellor
2. Betty Punkert- Resume
3. Lisa Elmhurst- Cover Letter
4. Kristina Lonstrup- Branding Your Self and LinkedIn Profile

All the above had given me wonderful knowledge and made me comfortable in finding a job in the Canadian labor market. After attending the workshops, now I feel comfortable talking with potential employers.
Thanks for your time and consideration of me as a client by OVRC under your leadership. I really feel proud to have such an organization that is helping the people to find a career in their respective fields and serve the community to their best abilities.

We’ve helped over 400 people find meaningful employment

Every year…for twenty five years

Ready to start?

Unit 1 – 107 Osborne St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3L 1Y4
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