Educational Assistant Internship


Manitoba schools are always looking for qualified Educational Assistants. This program aims to provide an opportunity for exceptional employment training in this field free of tuition fees.

Educational Assistants

Educational Assistants work in school classrooms to provide support to students. They are supervised by the teacher. The specific duties of the job may vary based on the needs of the students and the teacher. Many educational assistants work one-on-one with students.


The Educational Assistant Internship program provides training for individuals who have a desire to work as an Educational Assistant (EA) within the school system. This program runs from September through June.

Training involves classroom theory and practicum based experience. Participants in this program attend workshops every Monday at Jobworks for a theory component. The remainder of the week is spent at a practicum placement in a public school. Participants work in cooperation with school administrators, resource teachers, and their mentor(s) for guidance and support. Once the theory and practicum components of the training are completed, the participants are expected to engage in an intensive job search that generally results in substitute hours, term positions, or full time employment as an Educational Assistant during the months of April through June.

Applicants must have a Grade 12 Diploma in order to apply for this program. Individuals whose primary language is not English or whose previous education was in another language will require a level of Canadian Language Benchmark 7 in all four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing to apply.

It is critical that applicants are caring, reliable, and have a strong desire to help children and/or youth. Most applicants have school experience as a volunteer, lunch supervisor, substitute Educational Assistant, or have an education degree from another country. Recommendations from principals, resource teachers, or classroom teachers are an asset.


Applicants to this program must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Employment Insurance (EI) recipient or an EI claim within the previous 5 years, or have been on EI Parental/maternity claim within the last 5 years
  • Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) recipient
  • Employed individuals who are low skilled
  • Unemployed or underemployed


All workshops for the program will take place at 1175 Pembina Highway. The facility is technologically equipped. For the practicum component, participants are placed in public schools within six different school divisions.


To obtain an application package for this program, attend one of the information sessions below:

           Dates:         February 14, February 28, March 7, or March 21

           Times:           10 am – 11 am or 1 pm – 2 pm

            Location:   Jobworks – 1175 Pembina Highway

Please register for one of the information sessions. There are two sessions each day.

For further information and to register for one of the sessions, please contact George Corbett at or call 204-453-8351 ext. 226.

Program information is also available at

*All aspects of this program including acceptance of successful candidates are subject to funder approval.*


Funding Provided by:
The Government of Canada       Manitoba Metis Federation Inc.
The Manitoba Government