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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)


Employment enquiries
Employment equity
Human resources
Employee learning and development
Contact information


 

Employment enquiries

Q:  How often do you update the job opportunities website?

A:  We update it daily.

Q:  How can I receive direct updates on new jobs being advertised?

A:  You can receive automated updates on new jobs advertised by subscribing to an RSS feed.

Q:  How can I get job information if I am hearing impaired?

A:  If you are hearing impaired, telephone TDD in Winnipeg at 945-1437 or go to our job opportunities site.

Q:  How do I apply for a job in the Manitoba government?

A:  See How to apply.

Q:  What does open competition mean?  Closed competition?

A:  See Competition (posting) types.

Q:  How do I know if a competition for a job is open or closed? 

A:  The job advertisement will say what type of competition it is.

Q:  Who can apply to a closed competition?

A:  See Competition (posting) types.

Q:  Who do I contact to get a copy of the job description?

A:  The job advertisement will have contact information in it.  Make sure you have the job advertisement number available when you contact them.

Q:  Where do I find the application form on your website?

A:  Although we do have a standard Application for Employment it is not required to apply for a job in the Manitoba government.  If you are applying for a position advertised on our job opportunities site we recommend that you submit a resumé and cover letter instead.  For seasonal positions outside of Winnipeg see Seasonal positions – outside of Winnipeg.

Q:  Where do I send my application in response to a job advertisement?

A:  The job advertisement will have information on how and where to submit an application in it.  Make sure you include the job advertisement number in your application.

Q:  What happens to my application after I send it in?

A:  If you have applied in response to an advertisement on the job opportunities site see After you apply.

If you have submitted an application for clerical/administrative casual or term employment in Winnipeg, or a casual or term entry level position outside of Winnipeg, see How to apply.

If you have submitted an application for one of the recruitment programs see that specific program:

Q:  I saw a job advertisement but now I can’t find it.  What happened to it?

A:  Either the competition closed or was cancelled by the department.  

Q:  Can I send in an application to be kept on file and considered for future vacancies?

A:  Currently we do not have the capacity to keep applications on file and match them to vacancies when they occur, with the following exceptions:

Q:  Is there a summer job program for students and how do I apply?

A:  See Student employment

Q:  Where do I find job postings in other jurisdictions such as in the City of Winnipeg, in other provinces/territories or in the Government of Canada?

A:  See Canadian Public Service Links.


Veterans

Q: Where can I get information about veterans’ preference?

A: If you are a veteran, or the surviving spouse or common-law partner of an individual lost as a result of service in the armed forces you may be eligible to receive preference in the selection process. See Veterans’ Preference Policy for further information.

Q: How do I declare my veterans’ status?

A: If you are selected for further assessment you will be asked to provide documentation that confirms veteran status. See Veterans’ Preference for further information.

 


Employment equity

Q:  Where can I get information about employment equity?

A:  If you are interested in the Manitoba government’s employment equity policy and programs see:  Diversity and Inclusion.

You want to find out more about employment equity in Manitoba’s laws, see Section 11 of The Human Rights Code, and the Special Programs Guidelines issued by the Human Rights Commission.

If you want to talk to someone about one of our Internship, recruitment and development programs call the Civil Service Commission and your call with be directed to the manager responsible for the program.

Q:  Where do I declare my employment equity status?

A:  We normally recommend applicants declare in their covering letter or resumé.  You may also complete an Employment Equity Declaration Form and attach it to your application.

Q:  Do I need to provide proof of my employment equity status?

A:  No, you only need to self-declare in writing.

 

Aboriginal persons


Q:  How do I know if I qualify as an Aboriginal person?

A:  See the definition of Aboriginal persons

Q:  Does the Manitoba government have any programs that help Aboriginal people get a job in the government? 

A:  We have three programs specifically designed for Aboriginal people:

  • Manitoba Diversity Internship Program is a one year program for the recruitment of external candidates who have self-declared as Aboriginal (AB), Visible minority (VM) and Persons with a Disability (PWD). Program is designed to assist government departments with renewal challenges while helping address difficult to recruit positions and diversity goals. The program is focused on position / occupation specific placements with limited rotational assignments within similar occupational groups

  • Career Gateway Program is a placement and referral program for external job seekers who register in the CSC Career Gateway Program inventory and who self declare as a member of one of the following employment equity groups: Aboriginal (AB), Visible minority (VM) and Persons with a Disability (PWD) and who have relevant skills and abilities to perform jobs across the Manitoba government. Participants are classified at the first level of the position for which they are hired.

Employment equity is also a factor in the selection progress for all competitions.  In some situations competitions are equity designated for or provide equity preference to Aboriginal persons. 

  • Diversity Employee Development Program is a 12 month development program for existing regular employees of the Manitoba Government who have demonstrated leadership potential and who self declare as a member of one of the following employment equity groups: Aboriginal (AB), Visible minority (VM) and Persons with a Disability (PWD).

We also support Touchstone groups which emphasize providing support through community among Aboriginal employees.

Q:  If I apply for the Career Gateway Program will my application automatically be considered for advertised positions? 

A:  No.  It is your responsibility to monitor the job opportunities site and, if you see a job advertised that you feel you are qualified for, you must submit an application directly in response to the advertisement.  See How to apply.  

 

Persons with a disability

Q:  What types of disabilities would qualify me as a person with a disability? 

A:  See the definition of persons with a disability.

Q:  Does the Manitoba government have any programs that help persons with a disability get a job in the government? 

A:  We have three programs specifically designed for persons with a disability:

  • Manitoba Diversity Internship Program is a one year program for the recruitment of external candidates who have self-declared as Aboriginal (AB), Visible minority (VM) and Persons with a Disability (PWD). Program is designed to assist government departments with renewal challenges while helping address difficult to recruit positions and diversity goals. The program is focused on position / occupation specific placements with limited rotational assignments within similar occupational groups

  • Career Gateway Program  - is a placement and referral program for external job seekers who register in the CSC Career Gateway Program inventory and who self declare as a member of one of the following employment equity groups: Aboriginal (AB), Visible minority (VM) and Persons with a Disability (PWD) and who have relevant skills and abilities to perform jobs across the Manitoba government. Participants are classified at the first level of the position for which they are hired.

Employment equity is also a factor in the selection progress for all competitions.  In some situations competitions are equity designated for or provide equity preference to persons with a disability. 

  • Diversity Employee Development Program is a 12 month development program for existing regular employees of the Manitoba Government who have demonstrated leadership potential and who self declare as a member of one of the following employment equity groups: Aboriginal (AB), Visible minority (VM) and Persons with a Disability (PWD).

Q:  If I apply for the Career Gateway Program will my application automatically be considered for advertised positions? 

A:  No.  It is your responsibility to monitor the job opportunities site and, if you see a job advertised that you feel you are qualified for, you must submit an application directly in response to the advertisement.  See How to apply.  

 

Visible minorities


Q:  How do I know if I qualify as a visible minority?

A:        See the definition of visible minorities.

Q:  Does the Manitoba government have any programs that help visible minorities get a job in the government? 

A:  We have four programs specifically designed for members of visible minorities:

  • Manitoba Diversity Internship Program is a one year program for the recruitment of external candidates who have self-declared as Aboriginal (AB), Visible minority (VM) and Persons with a Disability (PWD). Program is designed to assist government departments with renewal challenges while helping address difficult to recruit positions and diversity goals. The program is focused on position / occupation specific placements with limited rotational assignments within similar occupational groups

  • Career Gateway Program is a placement and referral program for external job seekers who register in the CSC Career Gateway Program inventory and who self declare as a member of one of the following employment equity  groups: Aboriginal (AB), Visible minority (VM) and Persons with a Disability (PWD) and who have relevant skills and abilities to perform jobs across the Manitoba government. Participants are classified at the first level of the position for which they are hired.

Employment equity is also a factor in the selection progress for most competitions. In some situations competitions are equity designated for or provide equity preference to visible minorities.    

Q:  If I apply for the Career Gateway Program will my application automatically be considered for advertised positions? 

A:  No.  It is your responsibility to monitor the job opportunities site and, if you see a job advertised that you feel you are qualified for, you must submit an application directly in response to the advertisement.  See How to apply.  

 


Human resources

Q:  Where would I find information about employee benefits?

A:  See Benefits.

Q:  Where do I find pay rates for job classifications for government employees?

A:  See Salaries.

 


Employee learning and development

Q:  How can I progress in my career in government?

A:  The best way to start is with a learning plan.  See Employee development.

Q:  How can I find information on upcoming courses offered to government employees?

A:  See Organization & Staff Development.

Q:  How do I enrol in a course offered by Organization & Staff Development?

A:  Go to Organization & Staff Development to register.

 


Contact information

Q:  Where can I get more information about your Internship, recruitment and development programs?

A:  Contact the Civil Service Commission and your question will be referred to the manager responsible for the program.

Q:  Where can I find a contact number for employment offices of the Manitoba government?

A:  See Contacts

Q:  Who do I contact for career counseling?

A:  See Career Development for some online tools to help you get started.  If you still want to talk to someone, contact the Employment Manitoba Centre nearest to you. 

 

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