Are we the right program for you?
KEE is a unique program because we not only train people through a variety of work and job search related workshops, we actually place people in jobs (when jobs are available). This means, however, that we are limited by the work requirements of our different employers. For example, if the job is physically demanding, we can only send people who are physically able to do that sort of work.
The vast amount of employers we work with require clients to have a clean criminal record (depending on current available job openings, exceptions may be made for old DUI, possession or domestic charges). If you know of any employers that will hire people with criminal records, we would be grateful for the information so we can establish relationships with them so we can better serve clients with records.
We must be able to reach you for interviews or to be given other information. Clients must be able to answer blocked calls on their phone. If you do not have any way to be contacted directly on a daily basis, it's important that you line this up so we can help you attain employment.
In efforts to maintain good relationships with employers so they keep hiring our clients, our clients must be reliable, be in touch and follow action plans in order to obtain a job placement through our program.
Clients should be a minimum of 18 years old. Some exceptions may be made for ages 16 and 17 as determined on a case by case basis.
Clients must be able to clearly communicate directly with employers, co-workers and customers in writing, over the phone and/or in person. We are looking for new employers that will hire clients with limited English skills, if you know of any, we would be grateful for their contact information so we can help serve this demographic looking for employment.
If clients have children, they require to have reliable child care in place.
Clients must be physically and mentally healthy and not currently struggling with addiction issues. There are other agencies who specialize in helping this demographic attain employment, we can help you by referring you to them if needed.
If you are receiving Employment Income Assistance (aka social assistance), please speak to your case worker for a referral.
*We will help you the best we can within the eligibility conditions which apply*
Information Sessions are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11am sharp at 406 Edmonton Street. Please check this website for possible closures. If you are late, you will be asked to join us on a different day.
Info sessions do not require an appointment and you only need to attend one which lasts about an hour.
Since we are funded by the Government, we do require your Social Insurance Number. Please bring your SIN and an updated resume (if you have one).
Examples of employment we help people attain:
· Hotel (room attendants, counter, etc.)
· Restaurants (servers, cooks, dishwashers, etc.)
· Sales Associates (retail & telesales)
· Warehouse/Production/Assembly Workers
· Commercial Cleaners/Janitorial Staff
· Food Counter Personnel
· General Labourers
· Class 1 Drivers (Class 1 license required)
· Help Desk Associates & More!
Please note - the above is not a menu of jobs that we have available. Job availability and types of jobs change constantly and in most cases are still subject to the client having a successful job interview. We do not hire the clients, the employers we help find staff do, so the decision to hire a client is theirs to make.
We are at the north side of Portage Place, across from Central Park at the corner of Edmonton & Qu’appelle in the Knox Church. Please go through the main doors of 406 Edmonton Street. When inside, enter the doors on the left and let receptionist know that you have arrived.
Information Sessions are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11am sharp at 406 Edmonton Street.
Please check this website for possible closures.
406 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba (this is not our mailing address)
24 Hour Info Line: (204) 953-2453
We are a non-profit group that does our best to help clients, we also maintain a safe working environment. It is important to note that all areas of the Knox Employment Entry Program are no-abuse zones. Anyone who verbally abuses, threatens or expresses aggression or other behaviour to make any staff in the building, an employer or anyone related to the KEE Program (in person or by phone) uncomfortable or unsafe, their file with will be closed permanently and they will no longer be welcome in the building.