Update: COVID-19 Awareness/OFE Emergency Preparedness


Current Status:   We are open for in-person and virtual services.

To focus on safely providing assistance amidst COVID-19, all of our services are currently by appointment only.  Please call us at (204)925-3490, or email us at ofe@ofe.ca or chat with one of our Service Advisors at www.ofe.ca to set up an appointment prior to coming to our office. We are continuing to provide a full-range of support. Staff are working on-site to assist over 500 Job Seekers.  Intake applications are being received.  

~Please stay home if you are feeling ill 
~Use the self-screening tool before coming to OFE
~As of March 15, 2022 masks/face coverings are recommended for staff, participants and visitors
~Please read and adhere to our COVID-19 signage regarding our protocols including safe hygiene practices
~Guests/visitors/contractors etc. please do the online self-assessment and check-in at the Welcome Desk to provide r information for contract tracing
~Follow social-distancing and safety protocols recommended by public health officials and maintain a minimum of two meters of distance between you and anyone else at OFE
~Use alternate meeting formats when possible

For full information on attending in-person please read the following:
 OFE Covid Precautions


In-person services are available by appointment.
   In addition, our staff are available to assist you virtually. 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 phoning204-925-3490. We have opened a live chat option on our website at www.ofe.ca,whichwill 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. Please speak with your Employment Consultant to find out how you can access in-person service at OFE in the coming weeks.

We now have five of our most popular modules available online. Please visit OFE's YouTube Channel. We have compiled a list of external resources for employment development, essential skills development, local supports and much more: Participant Resource List Resources,  In addition, please follow this link for resources related to addressing family and gender-based violence: Family and GBV Resources.


In response to the demand for job search assistance despite the pandemic, OFE continues to accept new clients. If you are currently receiving provincial benefits, please contact us to find out if your application will be eligible to move forward at this time. We are looking forward to partner with you in your job search. You can connect with us through LiveChat on this website and one of our Employment Services Advisors will schedule your intake appointment.


Many Winnipeg employers are facing many staffing challenges during this pandemic period. Many businesses that provide critical services are needing to recruit new employees as demand for their goods and services increase and as existing staff capacity changes due to illness or lack of childcare. If you are recruiting, we can help. We have many qualified candidates who are ready to help your business thrive in these challenging times. Please contact us at employerservices@ofe.ca.


Referrals can be made through our website and applicants can contact us at ofe@ofe.ca for information.  We will contact them to schedule an intake appointment.


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 leave a message 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/public
Media Releases from the Manitoba Government on Corona Virus: https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/corona
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#tab=tab_1

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:  We are open and services are available by-appointment.


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