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), 2021

CANADA 103.7
New Brunswick 114.2
Saskatchewan 112.6
Nova Scotia 110.1
Newfoundland and Labrador 109.9
Prince Edward Island 109.0
Manitoba 107.5
Quebec 105.7
Ontario 104.7
British Columbia 97.9
Alberta 96.3

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0055-01  Job tenure by industry, annual
Information last accessed on November 2, 2022


Union Coverage by Province, 2021

CANADA 30.9%
Newfoundland and Labrador 40.2%
Quebec 39.9%
Saskatchewan 34.1%
Manitoba 33.4%
Prince Edward Island 33.4%
British Columbia 30.0%
New Brunswick 29.9%
Nova Scotia 29.3%
Ontario 26.8%
Alberta 25.6%

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0129-01  Union status by geography
Information last accessed on November 2, 2022

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