Manitoba's Strategic Advantages: Population and Education statistics


Manitoba Population by Year

 
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Manitoba Population (000's)
1,250
1,265
1,281
1,295
1,318
1,338

Source: Statistics Canada
Information accessed on September 13, 2018

 

Manitoba Population Estimates by Age and Sex Grouping (2017)

 
All ages
0-14
15-64
65 & over
Male (thousands)
666.8
128.2
446.1
92.5
Female (thousands)
671.3
122.5
437.4
111.4
Total
1,338.1
250.7
883.5
203.9

Source: Statistics Canada
Information accessed on September 13, 2018

 

Manitoba's universities, public colleges, public university colleges, and numerous technical schools educate and train students in a multitude of disciplines and skills, equipping them with the knowledge required for success in an ever-changing labour market.

The province’s schools, colleges and universities work closely with industry in setting curricula and in providing specialized training to meet specific corporate needs. Manitoba’s educational institutions offer custom-tailored training for small and large groups. Customized training programs can be delivered in Manitoba or offshore.

For a listing of public and private educational institutions in Manitoba, with contact information and links to individual institutions, please visit Manitoba Education and Training's Post-Secondary Education website.

 

Manitoba Post Secondary Enrollment (2016-17)

Institution
Enrolment
  Institution
Enrolment
University of Manitoba
29,987
  Red River College
12,280
University of Winnipeg
9,306
  Assiniboine Community College
3,868
Brandon University
3,170
  University College of the North
812
Uuniversitaire de Saint-Boniface
1,181
  École technique et professionnelle
267

Source: Manitoba Education and Training
Information accessed on September 13, 2018

 

Manitoba population 25-64 years of age, by highest level of educational attainment (2016 Census)

Highest level of education attained
Number
Percentage
No certificate, diploma or degree
94,310
14.4%
High school certificate or equivalent
182,330
27.9%
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma
53,800
8.2%
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma
137,930
21.1%
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level
21,215
3.2%
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above
165,085
25.2%
Total
654,670
100.0%

Source: Statistics Canada
Information accessed on September 13, 2018

 

Workforce Training

Manitoba Industry, Training and Employment Services – designs and implements a broad range of labour market programs and services and works with individuals, employers and communities to help develop and apply needed skills.  Programs and services include:

Industry Services -- promotes private sector involvement and investment in human resource development and workplace training, and to link skill development and provincial economic development. IWD partners with industry to assess training needs and to implement short and long-term training strategies to develop a skilled workforce for continued provincial economic growth. Learn more

Apprenticeship Manitoba -- responsible for the administration of The Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act and its associated regulations, and Apprenticeship programs for over 50 trades. The branch coordinates the training and qualifications system that delivers accredited, structured, workplace-based skills and technical training to apprentices, leading to journeyperson certification. Learn more

Training and Employment Services -- helps Manitobans prepare for, find and keep employment, including support for training to meet labour market needs. Learn more

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