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Beyond the Perimeter Winnipeg to Steinbach

Gwen Reimer, Blog Coordinator
Program Director, EIS

March 30, 2021

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Eastman Immigrant Services has been welcoming supporting newcomers and immigrants in Southern Manitoba for 20 years, working together with community partners.

Many newcomers moving to Manitoba settle in Winnipeg, and do not have many opportunities to learn about communities beyond the perimeter. On March 9th, 2021, newcomers joined an online event to learn about Steinbach, including hearing from local employers, service providers, and listen to the experience of newcomers to Canada that are living in Steinbach.

At the virtual event, organized by New Journey Housing, MANSO, Eastman Immigrant Services, and MIIC (Welcome Place), participants were welcomed by Earl Funk, Mayor of Steinbach, and watched a video about Eastern Manitoba. The event featured presentations by Loewen Windows, Southern Health, and Exceldor (formerly Granny’s Poultry) about employment opportunities, and by Realtor Keith Unger, about the local housing market. Newcomers also learned about services available to help them settle and integrate in the community, including school and daycare options in the city. The event closed with a presentation by a newcomer and about their experience moving from Winnipeg to Steinbach themselves.

The hope of this tour is to provide newcomers with choices and correct information about what it would be like to live in a smaller centre outside of Winnipeg.

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