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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 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.

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Newest Employment Articles

Great tips for great conversations

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Developing good conversational skills is important for newcomers. Knowing how to properly speak to people will help us learn more… Read more »

A medlab scientist’s journey to certification. Interview with Rhea Bugarin, MLT

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Meeting the CEO of the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) at the CIIP pre-departure orientation in Manila proved… Read more »

5 habits to help you achieve work-life balance

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Have you heard of the term: work–life balance? This is the goal in modern workplaces nowadays. Despite the continuing desire… Read more »

Are you a work martyr?

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Do you put in more hours at work than required? Do you avoid going on a vacation? Do you go… Read more »

Recent Employment Articles, CLB3-4

Don’t let these 5 career myths hold you back

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Did you know that nowadays people of working age will have six to seven career changes in their lifetime? Because… Read more »

The 8 habits of very safe workers

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The following are general safety rules that newcomers must know on their first day at work. A safety habit is… Read more »

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 were already senior employees back in their home countries, become confused when… Read more »

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So, what are soft skills?

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We always hear about soft skills in the workplace, but what exactly are they anyway? Attend this workshop to find… Read more »

Employee rights in Manitoba

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Are you a worker in Manitoba, but you are unsure of your rights as an employee? Attend this workshop to… 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 »

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