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In Manitoba, employment grew by 2.1% (+13,000) in 2017, 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.

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Moving on: How do you quit your job in Canada?

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Job applications not working out? Do you get called for interviews but never get a call back? Or worse, you… Read more »

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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 »

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Nel came from Southeast Asia. She knows English well, but she discovered that English in her country is different from… Read more »

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