top of page

Warehousing is one of the most highly-demanded jobs in Calgary!


Warehouse Ready by WINS helps people to build their confidence to enable suitable and stable employment, securing the path to self-sufficiency. This program offers 6 weeks of instruction and work experience. 


Intakes are set up to offer 4 weeks of warehouse competency seminars alongside general life skills and awareness about being a great employee, communicating with colleagues and supervisors, time management, conflict management and other job search activities.


A two-week internship is the next step of the service where participants will get the full warehouse employment experience and emerge ready to work in any warehouse setting. The service includes learning about Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) as well as training/certification for common warehouse equipment such as pallet jacks, forklifts and other machinery. 


This program supports participants who demonstrate a willingness to find stable employment and who are suited for careers in the warehouse industry.


Please note that what we are offering is an employment training program, not a job opportunity. If you are interested in working at WINS, please visit our careers page. For more information, please contact Warehouse Ready Coordinators at or call (403) 852-1075

Why join Warehouse Ready?

Warehouse Ready helps participants gain education and experience for employment in the warehouse industry. This includes training for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, forklift operation, and other essential certifications, as well as on the job experience at our Donation Centres.

Benefits to Participants:

  • Two-week internship within the WINS Donation Centre

  • Obtain a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of service

  • Receive a Letter of Reference if completed at an excellent level

  • Gain warehouse industry technical skills and employment competencies, including health and safety

  • Forklift and WHMIS Training

  • Increase self-sufficiency and independence

  • Develop values and attitudes that contribute to life & work success

  • Build meaningful connections in a positive and accepting environment

Program Information

The six-week program offers a mix of classroom and warehouse training at our Donation Centre to give participants hands-on experience.

  • Monday – Friday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

  • 4 weeks of instruction at our Donation Centre

  • 2 weeks of work experience at our Donation Centre


  • Complete and Submit Warehouse Ready Application Form

  • You will be contacted by phone and email (check your junk or spam folder) in order of application received 2 –3 weeks prior to intake start date.

  • Please note, if we do not hear back from you within 3 business days, we will assume you are no longer interested in attending.

  • Complete intake interview

  • Review Warehouse Ready Orientation Package

Participant Eligibility

Review the following to see if you are eligible to apply.

  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada

  • Must be at least 16 years of age

  • Demonstrated difficulty in obtaining gainful employment

  • Able to effectively communicate in English (read, write & speak) Canadian benchmark level 5-6

  • Able to participate for the entire 6 weeks

  • Able to provide satisfactory results of a Vulnerable Sector Search check through Calgary Police Service


Are you ready?

The six-week program offers a mix of classroom and warehouse training at our Donation Centre to give participants hands-on experience. Please refer to the application form for available intake dates. Ready to apply? Click on the 'Apply now' button below.

bottom of page