Request for Proposals

Manitoba Education and Training

Integration Supports for Newcomers

RFP# MET-ISN-001-2018

The Request for Proposals is now closed. Proposals will no longer be accepted.


Notice of Amendment

Addendum Number 1 (March 24, 2018)
Amendment to the Request for Proposals and 2018-19 Proposal Submissions Guidelines
Page 14
, regarding the table with title Overall Outcomes for Three Target Groups.
Three target groups have been amended to read as follows:
Newcomers / Communities / Service Providing Organizations

The Amended version of the Guidelines, available in the list of downloadable documents below, was posted March 24, 2018 at approximately 11:30 a.m. CDT.

Manitoba Education and Training (MET) is the primary department responsible) for children and youth opportunities, K-12 education, post-secondary training and workforce development, and immigration services.  The department promotes the province as a destination of choice for skilled immigrants and immigrant entrepreneurs, and supports the successful settlement and labour market integration of all newcomers.

Over the last ten years, Manitoba has welcomed more than 145,500 permanent residents, with over 75 per cent arriving as economic immigrants, and 11 per cent as refugees and protected persons. Approximately 40 per cent of refugees are children and youth. In 2017, approximately 7,000 work permits were issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for foreign workers intending to work in Manitoba.

Newcomers in Manitoba have a wide array of knowledge, skills and experiences, as well as a range of individualized needs. While there are a variety of services and resources for newcomers, recent provincial research and consultations indicate areas of service that are still underdeveloped or at capacity.

MET has issued this RFP to solicit proposals from organizations seeking to deliver programs and/or services to meet identified needs.

MET is currently in the process of developing a language program for immigrants. An upcoming Request for Proposals is anticipated for Spring 2018.  Details will be posted on this site at a later date.

Funding streams included in this RFP

  • Stream 1 – Manitoba Settlement and Integration (MSI)
  • Stream 2 – Manitoba Newcomer Youth and Families (MNYF)

Key dates

  • RFP Issue Date: March 22, 2018
  • Last Day for Respondents to Submit Questions: April 10, 2018, 4:00 p.m. CDT
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: April 24, 2018, 4:00 p.m. CDT

Project duration

The term of any Agreements resulting from the RFP process must be within the period of July 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. Projects demonstrating successful outcomes may be considered for renewal in the next fiscal year.

How to begin the Proposal submission process

Download the Guidelines, Forms, and the Form of Agreement listed below. Read the Guidelines and review all Forms.  Carefully follow the instructions set out in the Guidelines and on each Form. Deliver your completed Proposal to MET by the Submission Deadline.


Request for Proposals and 2018-19 Proposal Submission Guidelines (PDF 928KB)
Form A – Part 1 Respondent Declaration (Microsoft Word 54KB)
Form A – Part 2 Project Content (Microsoft Word 55KB)
Form B – Proposed Project Budget Template (Microsoft Excel 23KB)
Form C – Status in Relation to Manitoba (Microsoft Word 34KB)
Form D – Mandatory Submission Requirements – Checklist (Microsoft Word 38KB)
Form E – (If applicable) List of Indigenous Businesses to Provide Services (Microsoft Word 24KB)
Form F – (If applicable) Indigenous Business Certification (Microsoft Word 33KB)
Form of Agreement (PDF 381KB) For reference purposes only

Questions and Answers

MET will respond to questions submitted by Respondents through a Q & A page. See details in the RFP Proposal Submission Guidelines.  The first Q & A response will be posted here on March 28, 2018.