LIFT to Work in Food Processing Program – Portage la Prairie

Industry, Training and Employment Services

Portage la Prairie is home to a strong and growing food processing industry.  In consultation with local employers a 14 week training program has been developed to help provide participants with the skills to enter the food processing workforce. The Training program is a 14 week commitment which requires full and prompt from October 2018 up to February 2019.


About the Training:

  • 14 weeks – October 2018 to February 2019
  • Full and prompt attendance is required.
  • All Candidates must participate in an Essential Skills Assessment, an Interview and a Personal Risk Assessment.
  • Training will take place in Portage la Prairie.
  • A certificate of completion will be provided upon completion of the program.


Is a Career in Food Processing Right for You?

  • Able to perform physical tasks which may require repetition, lifting up to 50 lbs., and/or long periods of standing.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Able to work shift work.
  • Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent is preferred. A minimum of Grade 10 completion is required.


You may be eligible for financial supports if you fit into one of these categories:

  • Have a current or previous Employment Insurance (EI) claim
  • Employed individuals who are low skilled
  • In receipt of Provincial Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) benefits
  • An individual who is unemployed or about to lose your job



If you have any questions about the program or would like to apply please contact Liz at204-239-3043 or by email