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Labour Market and Demographic Data Sources

  • Manitoba Bureau of Statistics (MBS)
    The Manitoba Bureau of Statistics (MBS) is Manitoba’s central statistical agency and provides statistics regarding economic trends within industries, populations and regions. Frequency: On Demand
  • Manitoba Finance – Economic Highlights
    This report outlines the development of major economic indicators for Manitoba over the previous year and provides an outlook on economic performance based on a regular survey of economic forecasters.
  • Manitoba Finance – Economic Statistics
    These tables outline the development of major economic indicators for Manitoba over the previous 5 years.
  • Council on Post-Secondary Education – Provincial Survey of Graduates
    The Council on Post-Secondary Education (COPSE) publishes the Provincial Survey of Graduates which gathers extensive information in a number of broad areas, including demographics, satisfaction with various aspects of graduates’ post-secondary education experiences, financing of post-secondary studies, and post-graduation mobility, education, and employment.
    Frequency: Every 5 years
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  • Statistics Canada – The Labour Force Survey
    The Labour Force Survey (LFS) provides detailed labour force statistics on a monthly basis, including labour force participation rates, employment rates, unemployment rates, average weekly wages and full-time/part-time employment for Manitoba’s economic region
    Frequency: Monthly
  • Statistics Canada - Census Program 2011
  • Statistics Canada – National Household Survey
    The National Household Survey (NHS) provides detailed data on employment, earnings, education levels and industry of employment for Canada’s economic regions.
    Frequency: Every 5 years
  • Statistics Canada – Survey of Employment, Payroll and Hours
    The Survey of Employment, Payroll and Hours (SEPH) provides a monthly portrait of earnings, number of jobs (occupied positions), vacant positions and hours worked at the national, provincial and territorial level.
    Frequency: Monthly
  • Statistics Canada – Job Vacancy and Wage Survey
    The Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS) provides information on the number of job vacancies, by occupation, in an economic region, as well as wage estimates by occupation for all economic regions and industries.
    Frequency: Quarterly
  • Statistics Canada – Post-secondary Student Information System
    The Post-secondary Student Information System (PSIS) provides detailed information on enrolments and graduates of Canadian public post-secondary institutions.
    Frequency: Annually
  • Statistics Canada – National Graduate Survey
    This survey provides information on the extent to which graduates of post-secondary programs have been successful in obtaining employment since graduation; the relationship between the graduates' programs of study and the employment subsequently obtained; job and career satisfaction; the rates of under-employment and unemployment; the type of employment obtained related to career expectations and qualification requirements; and the influence of post-secondary education on occupational achievement.
    Frequency: Periodically (every few years)
  • Statistics Canada – Registered Apprenticeship Information System
    This survey provides information on the number of registered apprentices taking in-class and on-the-job training in trades that are either Red Seal or non-Red Seal and where apprenticeship training is either compulsory or voluntary; it also compiles data on the number of provincial and interprovincial certificates granted to apprentices or trade qualifiers (challengers).
    Frequency: Annually
  • ESDC – National Occupational Classification
    The National Occupational Classification (NOC) provides a standardized language for describing the work performed by Canadians in the labour market. It gives statisticians, labour market analysts, career counselors, employers and individual job seekers a consistent way to collect data and describe and understand the nature of work.
    Frequency: On Demand
  • ESDC – Canadian Occupational Projection System
    The Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) provides projections of future trends in the numbers of job openings and job seekers by occupations at the national level. These projections allow for identifying those occupations that may face labour shortages of surplus conditions over the medium term.
    Frequency: Annually

Career Development

  • Manitoba Workforce Development and Income Support
    The Workforce Development and Income Support Division (WDIS) helps Manitobans find and keep good jobs, locate the appropriate training options, and support employers in organizational development and access to skilled workers. The Division has a wide range of employment services for Manitobans, including employment/career counseling, job search assistance, information about pre-employment preparation, career options and skills training/upgrading opportunities. Services are also delivered to employers and through partnerships with community, industry and employer groups.
  • Manitoba Career Development
    The Manitoba Career Planning Decision making Model is aimed at those starting to plan a career, want to change jobs and looking to advance their career. It is designed to assist users with lifelong career development planning.
  • Manitoba Career Prospects
    The Manitoba Career Prospects program is a resource to help students, parents and educators explore the many rewarding and enriching career opportunities available in a multitude of industries in Manitoba. Manitoba Career Prospects can connect you with industry professionals and employers who are looking to build their business with engaged and energetic Manitoba Youth.
  • TradeUp Manitoba
    This website provides a wealth of career planning information on the over 30 apprentice-able trades with Apprenticeship Manitoba, as well as 30+ non-apprentice-able careers. The Manitoba Career Planning Decision making Model is aimed at those starting to plan a career, want to change jobs and looking to advance their career. It is designed to assist users with lifelong career development planning.
  • Set Your Course
    The Set Your Course Manitoba website provides individuals exploring potential career options with comprehensive information about potential schools and educational pathways, as well as career options available in Manitoba.
  • Job Bank Career Tool
    The Job Bank Career Tool can help you learn about what fields of study are in demand in Manitoba.
  • Employment and Social Development Canada – Essential Skills
    This website provides information on the key literacy and essential skills necessary to succeed in Canada’s labour market. These skills are used in nearly every job throughout daily life in different ways and at varying levels of complexity.

Job Search

  • Government of Manitoba - FindMyJob
    FindMyJob.ca is a public-facing job search website that provides search results from over 1,500 Manitoba job boards.
    Frequency: On Demand
  • Canada Job Bank
    Job Bank is the Government of Canada's leading source for jobs and labour market information. It offers users free occupational and career information such as job opportunities, educational requirements, main duties, wage rates and salaries, current employment trends, and outlooks.

    The site can help people search for work, make career decisions, see what jobs will be in demand, and much more. Employers can also advertise jobs for free.

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