Manitoba's Strategic Advantages: People and the Workforce

Job Tenure and Union Coverage

Manitoba's workforce is known for its strong work ethic, quality and dedication. Job tenure is one reasonable measure of work ethic and general quality of employees. As the following figures indicate, Manitoba does very well in relation to the Canadian average.


Job Tenure: Average Tenure (months), 2020

CANADA 106.1
Saskatchewan 117.6
New Brunswick 116.7
Prince Edward Island 112.1
Nova Scotia 111.9
Manitoba 110.3
Newfoundland and Labrador 108.9
Quebec 108.4
Ontario 107.4
British Columbia 100.0
Alberta 96.9

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0055-01  Job tenure by industry, annual
Information last accessed on September 23, 2021


Union Coverage by Province, 2020

CANADA 31.3%
Quebec 39.9%
Newfoundland and Labrador 38.1%
Manitoba 35.6%
Prince Edward Island 34.6%
Saskatchewan 34.2%
British Columbia 31.2%
Nova Scotia 30.9%
New Brunswick 29.6%
Ontario 27.1%
Alberta 25.7%

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0129-01  Union status by geography
Information last accessed on September 23, 2021

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