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Manitoba Career and Workforce Development Month — November

November is Career and Workforce Development Month in Manitoba. Career and workforce development benefits industry, communities, and individuals and helps ensure we are meeting the changing demands of the economy by building an available, diversified and skilled labour force. Career development assists individuals explore careers options, make informed decisions about their learning, training and career paths and to successfully manage life and work transitions.

Career and Workforce Development Month is a wonderful opportunity for youth, educators, parents and job seekers to find out about the rich variety of sectors and industries in Manitoba. It is also a forum for businesses associations, non-profit agencies, service providers, schools, adult learning and literacy centres, and post-secondary institutions to connect with each other and share information about the jobs, programs, and services available.

The month of November will help to inspire Manitobans and showcase the tremendous amount of career and workforce development opportunities, supports and services that we have right here at home. Get involved in the many events and activities organized to support the career development planning process. All Manitoban’s are encouraged to plan or promote a related event (see below) and/or attend an event to learn more.


Host an Event!!

Your organization plays a major role in supporting Manitobans in making informed and effective work and learning choices.

Showcase your efforts and attract your target audience to your services by hosting an event during Manitoba Career and Workforce Development Month and posting it on the Career Development Calendar.  For example, you could plan a symposium, tradeshow, job fair, panel discussion, open house, or a facility tour.  Be creative!  This is your opportunity to spread the word about exciting careers, training and workforce development opportunities in Manitoba.

To submit an event follow these steps:

  • Select the Events Calendar below for a full screen view
  • Choose the Suggest an Event button on the top left
  • Complete the event form with as much detail as possible, including the Description box.
  • Submit the form using the Send Suggestion button and the event details will be sent to the administrator for verification. Once approved, the event will be posted to the calendar.

For further information send an email with Career and Workforce Development Month in the subject line.

Other Career Related Resource Links

Advanced Education is your link to post-secondary and adult-focused programs & services. Adult Learning and Literacy has information on improving your literacy skills, the Mature Student Diploma and the GED. Private Vocational Institutions can answer questions or concerns about the institution you are attending. Need financial assistance? Let Manitoba Student Aid be your guide.

Apprenticeship Manitoba - With apprenticeship, you get paid to learn valuable, in-demand skills on your way to a rewarding career in the skilled trades. On this website, you’ll find out what apprenticeship has to offer from real people involved in the skilled trades. Read their blogs to follow them on their journey, as they share their experiences getting hands-on training in actual workplaces.

Training and Employment Services (formerly Employment Manitoba) provides employment services across Manitoba including: employment needs assessment, employment/career counselling, referrals to community agencies, Job Referral services for Northern Hydro Generating Stations and Red River Floodway Expansion, job search assistance, computer access, Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) advisory services, and additional employment services.

Manitoba Career Prospects is a career exploration program connecting educators, school counsellors, parents and youth with Manitoba business and industry. They also organize career awareness events such as the Opening Doors Parents Career Expo.