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Meet Canada Goose at Opportunities for Employment.

Meet Canada Goose.

Judi Meets Canada Goose?  Let me explain.  🙂  I’m passionate about helping communities.  I’ve created my own programs, volunteered for several community groups, and I’m open to partnerships with companies that bring opportunities to others.

I’ve partnered with Opportunities for Employment (OFE) and their Canada Goose team.  OFE is a non-profit in Winnipeg offering free services connecting job seekers with employers. They get people job-ready with training as well as valuable employment coaching.  These people have great hearts and I’m honoured to spread the word about this opportunity.

Canada Goose

Canada Goose is a Canadian manufacturer of cold weather jackets and accessories.  They are known for their high-quality products worldwide as well as for their excellent craftsmanship.  They were recently in the news when Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, along with other Manitoban dignitaries, came to visit the brand new Winnipeg workplace.

Official website:  Canada Goose

Canada Goose Program @ OFE

Canada Goose has seats to fill so they are working with OFE to help with training interested applicants.  We went over the process with Chris, an Employment Coach for OFE.  OFE funds bus passes to attend 5-6 weeks of free, unpaid training.  During this time, you also get to access the Employment Coaches and employability courses.

For more information about the Canada Goose Program courses, visit my new post here:  Meet OFE’s Canada Goose Employment Courses

Steps with the Canada Goose Program

  • Contact me to book you into an information session.
  • Register with OFE and schedule an intake appointment.
  • Work Exposure:  Scheduled visit to Canada Goose to see what it looks like to work here.
  • Employability Classes at OFE (9am-4pm) – 3 Weeks of Training
    • Foundations for Work and World of Work
    • Occupational Specific Essential Skills (OSES)
  • Technical Training at Canada Goose (7:00am-3:30pm) – 2-3 weeks of training, depending on learning pace












Work Information

To see more about the Canada Goose work space, check out this link here:  Meet Canada Goose’s Newest Facility.  This opportunity is for a full-time, permanent sewing machine operator from Monday to Friday.  The shift is from 7:00am-3:30pm each day (no evenings or weekends).  You can be of any ethnicity and citizenship status to apply, as long as you can legally work full time in Canada.

Hiring at Canada Goose is dependent on some basic essentials.  They look at your performance (quality, productivity), attendance, and attitude (your work ethic and willingness to learn)!

In addition to the essentials, there are other skills they are looking for in applicants:

  • Excellent hand-eye coordination
  • Attention to detail
  • Quick learner
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Work independently, but also as part of a team

NOTE:  No experience is required –  they are training you.  There is a 6-month probationary period.  The rate is $11.35/hr plus a productivity bonus (e.g.: quota is 20 sleeves, but you make 30.  The 10 extra sleeves get you a bonus rate).


Don’t forget to check out more info about the 5-week full time training Emploment Courses at OFE by clicking on my latest entry here:  Meet OFE’s Canada Goose Employment Courses.  Contact me below and we will get you booked into an info session about this incredible opportunity!

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