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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.

Employment Articles by Topic

Newest Employment Articles

Starting a new job? Here’s how to have the best first day

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The first day is never easy. Do you remember your first day at school? Starting a new job in a… Read more »

Body language do’s and don’ts for a job interview

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You have done your research, practiced your responses and pressed your outfit. You’re all set for the job interview. But… Read more »

How to research a prospective employer before an interview

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Researching about the company that you are interested in prior to an interview is a must. Doing this will help… Read more »

5 tips for successful interview small talk

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Interview small talk is the informal conversation that normally occurs before the actual interview. The interviewer could ask you questions… Read more »

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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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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 »

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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 »

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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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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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