Manitoba Labour Market Information (LMI) by Region:

Winnipeg


Winnipeg

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Labour Force Characteristics
Dec-16
Population (x 1,000) (3)
606,500
Labour force (x 1,000) (4)
410,800
Employment (x 1,000) (5)
383,600
Unemployment rate (percent) (10)
6.6
Participation rate (percent) (11)
67.7

Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 202-0122

 


Labour Force Characteristics (Source: Labour Force Survey, 2016) Purple arrow click to open

In 2016, the labour force participation rate for the working age population (age 15 and over) in the Winnipeg region was 68.2 per cent, a decrease of 0.9 percentage points over the previous year and higher than the Manitoba rate (67.6%).

The unemployment rate was 6.8 per cent, 0.7 percentage points higher than the unemployment rate for Manitoba 6.1 per cent) in 2016 and highest among regions.

Between 2012 and 2016, the labour force in Winnipeg increased by 17,100 or 4.3 per cent. Over the same period, employment increased by 12,200 or 3.3 per cent.

Of the 383,400 persons employed in 2016, 308,100 persons or 80.4 per cent were in full-time positions.

 Labour Force Characteristics (population 15 and over) - Winnipeg
 
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
Population
568,200
577,400
586,600
594,700
603,100
Labour force
394,100
397,800
396,600
410,700
41,200
Employment
371,200
373,600
372,800
385,300
383,400
Full-time employment
299,800
301,900
299,300
311,100
308,100
Part-time employment 
71,400
71,700
73,600
74,300
75,300
Unemployment
22,800
24,200
23,800
25,400
27,800
Not in labour force
174,100
179,600
189,900
184,000
192,000
Unemployment rate (%)
5.8
6.1
6
6.2
6.8
Participation Rate (%)
69.4
68.9
67.6
69.1
68.2
Employment Rate (%)
65.3
64.7
63.6
64.8
63.6
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 282-0123


Employment by Occupational Group Purple arrow click to open

In 2016, 383,400 people were employed in the Winnipeg region.

The occupation groups (NOC-S) employing the highest number of people in 2016 were:

  • Sales and service occupations (99,700 people)
  • Business, finance and administrative occupations (65,800 people)
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations (51,000 people)

Between 2012 and 2016, the occupation groups with the largest per cent change in employment were:

  • Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations (15.4%)
  • Natural and applied sciences and related occupations (15.1%)
  • Management occupations (-12.4%)

Winnipeg - Employment by Occupation Group (NOC-S, 2011)

 
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
Total employed, all occupations
371,200
373,600
372,800
385,300
383,400
Management occupations 
29,000
25,500
24,900
25,800
25,400
Business, finance and administrative occupations
68,500
62,600
63,500
64,800
65,800
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations
22,500
25,800
24,200
24,300
25,900
Health occupations 
31,400
29,900
33,900
36,400
34,200
Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion
42,900
43,400
46,200
49,800
48,100
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport
9,700
12,000
10,300
10,400
9,500
Sales and service occupations
95,400
99,000
94,200
99,500
99,700
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 
49,500
52,400
51,200
52,600
51,000
Occupations unique to primary industry 
2,600
3,100
2,500
3,100
3,000
Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities
19,600
19,800
21,900
18,700
20,800
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 282-0157


Employment by Industry Purple arrow click to open

In the Winnipeg region, 81.9 per cent of people were employed in the service-producing sector compared to 18.1 per cent in the goods-producing sector in 2016.

The top three industries (NAICS) based on the number of people employed were:

  • Health care and social assistance (63,200 people)
  • Wholesale and retail trade (56,900 people)
  • Manufacturing (37,200 people)

Between 2012 and 2016, the industries in the Winnipeg region with the largest per cent change in employment were:

  • Agriculture (116.7%)
  • Utilities (65.6%)
  • Educational services (16.2%)
Winnipeg - Employment by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
 
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
Total employed, all industries
371,200
373,600
372,800
385,300
383,400
Goods-producing sector
64,700
67,200
67,400
67,200
69,400
Agriculture
600
1,300
1,100
1,000
1,300
Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas
700
900
500
900
800
Utilities
3,200
4,200
4,200
4,200
5,300
Construction
23,900
23,200
22,200
22,600
24,700
Manufacturing 
36,200
37,600
39,400
38,600
37,200
Services-producing sector
306,500
306,400
305,400
318,100
314,000
Wholesale and retail trade
56,800
57,600
55,900
58,000
56,900
Transportation and warehousing
22,800
22,700
23,900
24,300
21,800
Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing
24,100
23,800
23,500
23,100
23,300
Professional, scientific and technical services 
19,400
19,000
17,600
19,100
20,000
Business, building and other support services
14,500
14,000
12,000
13,300
13,500
Educational services
27,700
27,600
29,500
31,100
32,200
Health care and social assistance
59,300
56,300
61,900
64,700
63,200
Information, culture and recreation
16,200
18,700
15,900
15,600
16,400
Accommodation and food services
26,300
27,500
27,200
28,200
28,300
Other services
17,000
17,900
17,300
18,700
17,700
Public administration
22,600
21,300
20,600
21,900
20,800
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 282-0125


Job Vacancies and Wages Purple arrow click to open

Statistic Canada’s Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (JVWS) estimates the number of payroll employees in the Winnipeg region at 381,280 and the number of job vacancies at 7,405 in the third quarter of 2016, resulting in a job vacancy rate of 1.9 per cent. Compared to the previous quarter, payroll employment increased by 11,245 (3.0%), while job vacancies decreased by 380 (4.9%), resulting in a decrease in job vacancy rate by 0.2 percentage points. Average hourly wages offered for vacancies in the region were $19.45, up $0.75 from the previous quarter.

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