Manitoba labour market outlook projects consistent job growth

Carley McDougallBlogs, Uncategorized

Stable labour market requires skilled workersJust in time for Career and Workforce Development MonthThe Manitoba Labour Market Outlook Report for 2018–2024 has predicted consistent job growth in the province.

“This report shows Manitoba’s labour market is balanced, with the overall labour supply approximately equal to labour market demand,” said Blaine Pedersen, Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade.  “A total of 168,700 job openings are expected to be created between 2018 and 2024, with unemployment projected to decline slightly over the next five years.”

As noted in the press release, some of the report’s key findings include:

  • Manitoba will see approximately 24,100 total job openings each year.
  • Occupations expected to see the most openings are: sales and service, business, finance and administration, education, law, social services, and community and government services. This results in a combined total of 83,300 jobs.
  • Sixty per cent of future job openings will require some post-secondary education and training.
  • Overall, Manitoba’s labour market should remain balanced over the next seven years. The labour supply is adequate to meet demand.

Finding a career that’s right for you

November is Career and Workforce Development Month in Manitoba. With the projection of consistent job growth in our province, it is the perfect time for youth, educators, parents and job seekers to get out there and see the diverse opportunities that are available in a variety of sectors in Manitoba. Start by browsing different careers and their education pathways at Set Your Course.

Set Your Course is a career information site with occupational information for 405 careers. Whether you’re in high school or looking to change careers, make an informed decision by checking out the resources available on Set Your Course:

  • Information on labour market statistics, wage ranges for specific careers, and overall job descriptions.
  • Links to programs offered by the different institutions in Manitoba.
  • Live Chat with experts who can answer questions about career planning and finding the right courses.

At Campus Manitoba, we believe there is a career path for everyone. Start exploring your path today.