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Did you know that Manitoba’s unemployment rate at 5.6% is Canada’s third lowest? This rate is well below the 6.8% national average. In fact, Manitoba’s labour market has consistently been showing strength with employment growth currently ranking second highest nationally after Alberta.


Quick Facts

  • There will be a total of 176,100 job openings in Manitoba from 2014 to 2020, or under 25,200 total job openings per year based on the Manitoba Labour Market Occupational Forecasts.
  • Manitoba’s unemployment rate is expected to decline from 5.3 per cent in 2014 to 5.2 per cent in 2020.
  • The stable unemployment rate reflects a balanced labour marker over the long term.

Employment Articles by Topic

Newest Employment Articles

Cultural sensitivity: 3 things not to say or do in a multicultural setting

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One of the best things about living and working in Manitoba is that it welcomes diversity. It is one of… Read more »

Getting ahead of objections to being hired

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One of the most important preparations for a job interview is to anticipate objections a hiring manager may have about… Read more »

What is a Career Plan and why do you need it?

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Before coming to Canada, did you check out some job opportunities available to you? Did you research the viability of… Read more »

5 guidelines for proper meeting etiquette

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Meetings are part of our work life. You could have one-on-one meetings with your boss. Then there are committee or… Read more »

Recent Employment Articles, CLB3-4

How to stay motivated through a rough job search

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Months and months of going through a job search without results can take a toll on anyone. Not only is… Read more »

Soft skills: The key to getting and staying employed

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Many newcomers, especially those who are experienced and are already senior employees back in their home countries, become confused when… Read more »

The most common job interview questions you should prepare for

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Preparing for a job interview? One of the best ways to be ready is to anticipate the possible questions you… Read more »

5 tips to tailor and update your resume

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According to career experts, the biggest mistake people make when preparing resumes is using the same one over and over… Read more »

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Workplace Communications

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Course Description Workplace Communications (WorkCom) is a 4 week course. This course focuses on must-haves for successful communication at work: speaking formally,… Read more »

WorkCom_Week 4

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This is our last week of Workplace Communications. This time you are in the driver’s seat. We look forward to your presentation… Read more »

WorkCom_Week 3

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We have now reached week 3 of Workplace Communications! This week, we are engaging in a number of activities that allow… Read more »

WorkCom_Week 2

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In week 2,  we continue practising working with others by doing a peer review. A peer review helps you develop… Read more »

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