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Did you know that Manitoba’s unemployment rate averages at 5.3% and is Canada’s third lowest among provinces? This rate is well below the 5.8% national average. In fact, Manitoba’s labour market has consistently been showing strength with employment growth currently ranking second highest nationally after Alberta (Manitoba Economic Highlights 2018-19).


Quick Facts

  • The Manitoba economy will see a total of 166,500 job openings between 2017 and 2023, with 68 per cent of these openings to replace worker retirements and deaths. The forecasts predict approximately 23,800 total job openings per year. This is based on the Manitoba Labour Market Occupational Forecasts 2017-2023.
  • Manitoba’s unemployment rate is expected to decline by 0.3 percentage points between 2017
    and 2023.
  • The stable unemployment rate reflects a balanced labour marker over the long term.

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Tackling difficult questions in a job interview: 3 great strategies to stay on top

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Looking for a work-from-home job? Here’s how to know if it’s real or a scam

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Seeing a lot of work from home job posts lately? It’s great that employers are adjusting to the current state… Read more »

How to attend a virtual networking seminar: Tips to make the most out of it

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Have you ever attended a virtual networking event? With the pandemic threat still here, you’ll find that many conferences are… Read more »

Job hunting during the pandemic? Here’s how to get ahead

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Newcomers looking for work right now are facing added limitations due to the pandemic. Aside from the slow job market,… Read more »

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7 easy steps to a Canadian-style resume

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One of the most important parts of your job search is your resume. You will need one if you want… Read more »

How to speak to your boss effectively

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Learning how to communicate effectively with your boss is an important part of establishing your credibility in the Canadian workplace…. Read more »

How to disagree at work

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There is no progress in a workplace where everybody agrees and nobody disagrees. As American writer Walter Lippmann said, “Where… Read more »

Should I give my boss a Christmas gift? Learn the Canadian gift-giving tradition

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Christmas in my home country is a big deal. The holidays mean a series of parties, feasts, and, most importantly… Read more »

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