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Employment grew by 2.1% (+13,000) in 2017 in Manitoba, slightly below the national growth rate. This follows relatively stable levels of employment over the previous two years. The gains in 2017 were mainly in full-time work. The unemployment rate in the province fell by 0.6 percentage points to 5.7% at the end of 2017. (Statistics Canada)


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.

Employment Articles by Topic

Newest Employment Articles

What is job burnout ? Know its symptoms and how to deal with it

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Most of us prepare to answer even the toughest questions before a job interview. But what if you’re faced with… Read more »

Need additional income? Start a sideline

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Everyone wants additional income. If you have some time, skill or talent, or maybe a spare room, why not have… Read more »

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If you’re reading this, you may be considering a job offer that’s a little bit off. If your gut is… Read more »

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How to disagree at work

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Speaking up at work: 4 tips to make your voice heard

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Do you often feel like you’re a ghost at office meetings? Have there been times when you wanted to say… Read more »

Do you know your cannabis rules at work?

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How to avoid heat-related illnesses when working in summer

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Do you perform strenuous work under the sun? Or do you work indoors but must bear extreme temperatures because of… Read more »

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