Government of Manitoba - Career Development

Careers in Teaching

If you enjoy helping others develop new skills, are patient, a good listener and have good communication skills, you might want to consider a career in teaching.

A great teacher can change the lives of the people they work with and can make a difference in helping others discover their talents and strengths. Teachers might teach academic, technical, vocational or specialized subjects and lessons. There are many different careers to consider, such as:

  1. Elementary, Middle, Secondary or Special Education Teacher
  2. University or College Professor
  3. Early Childhood Educator
  4. Computer, Driving, Music, Language or Dance Instructor
  5. Sports Coach
  6. Teaching Assistant
  7. Principal
  8. Curriculum Developer

Some duties of a teacher are:

  1. preparing lesson plans and materials.
  2. teaching students subject material using a variety of techniques such as lectures, videos and guest speakers
  3. giving students homework, assignments and tests 
  4. attending staff meetings
  5. upgrading skills and knowledge as needed
  6. helping students identify their strengths and skills and find meaningful opportunities that will help them learn
  7. conducting research and evaluation in specific subjects

For more information on becoming a teacher, go to or check out NOC codes 4011, 4012, 4021, 4031, 4032 and 4033 at

Labour Market Information

BMO Capital Markets Regional Close Up  focuses on Manitoba’s economic outlook. The report estimates Manitoba will add 12,000 jobs over the next three years. Items featured in the report include Manitoba’s employment statistics, significant industries and Winnipeg’s Labour and Housing Market. Statistics Canada released the first 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) results, replacing the long form Census. The NHS is voluntary and captures social, ethnic, and economic data of local geographic areas and populations.

What has changed for young people in Canada? is a Statistics Canada report that focuses on the socioeconomic portrait of young individuals in Canada by evaluating labour market conditions, such as employment. The report also outlines other challenges faced by young people in the workplace.

The OECD Employment Outlook Report - July 2013 outlines the performance of various labour markets in Canada since the economic crisis. Topics include labour market recovery, youth and skills, and trends concerning joblessness.

Working in Canada is the primary labour market resource of the Government of Canada. This website encompasses many levels of labour market activity, including Career Exploration, occupational resources and the latest Job Market Trends and News. Labour-market information news showing activity by province, region and industry is available weekly. Working in Canada also has a job bank, allowing Canadians to search for jobs and businesses and to post jobs in real time.

All The Workers We Need: Debunking Canada's Labour-Shortage Fallacy is a report published by the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy and Department of Sociology. The report examines the effect that the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) has on the natural supply and demand of the labour market.

The G20 Task Force on Employment is a report that reviews the status of commitments made by G20 countries since 2010. The focus is on employment, the labour market and social protection accomplishments and challenges in G20 countries.