Information for Job Seekers


Internship, recruitment and development programs


The Manitoba government offers a number of employment programs that provide participants the opportunity to... develop their skills and abilities... learn about government process and systems while they work... make a difference in their community... contribute to the future of Manitoba... prepare themselves and be eligible to apply for jobs throughout the Manitoba civil service.

These programs support civil service renewal and the goals of the Provincial Civil Service Diversity Strategy.



Internship program


Leaders in Training Program (LTP)

The Manitoba government’s Leaders in Training Program (LTP) is a two-year paid internship for people interested in pursuing a leadership role in the public service. It has two streams: General Stream and Financial Stream.

LTP provides an excellent opportunity to be part of one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Top Employers for Young People, and one of Manitoba’s top employers. Contribute to real innovation and positive change for Manitoba.

We are seeking analytical thinkers, savvy communicators and inclusive collaborators with innovative minds to join us in transforming and modernizing the public service.

This program offers professional experience and training for individuals with leadership potential and a passion for a career in the public service. Skills and knowledge will be developed and enhanced through three challenging work placements, under the guidance and mentorship of senior leaders in the organization, and a variety of opportunities for classroom and online training.

Interns will contribute to transformation goals and support government priorities while working on exciting projects. The program offers a whole-of-government perspective on different functions of the organization, including policy development, operations and financial management. The program is designed to:

  • provide interns with a broad perspective and well-rounded exposure to creating a modern and innovative public service;
  • help interns pursue their career goals, including the development of professional networks and involvement in high-priority projects; and
  • attract fresh talent to support the work of the organization.

 

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Leaders in Training Program (LTP) - promo video


We are currently seeking applications for the Leaders in Training Program. Please visit the Job Opportunities Website for this or other job opportunities.



Recruitment Programs


Career Gateway Program (CGP)

The Career Gateway Program is a placement and referral program for external job seekers who register in the CSC Career Gateway Program inventory and who self declare as a member of one of the following employment equity groups: Indigenous (AB), Visible minority (VM) and Persons with a Disability (PWD) and who have relevant skills and abilities to perform jobs across MB Government. Participants are classified at the first level of the position for which they are hired.

The program is promoted through advertising an ongoing opportunity on the Job Opportunities Website which invites eligible job seekers to submit their to be included in the program inventory. 

Participants are sponsored by the CSC to attend 2 days equivalent of paid job related training through Organization and Staff Development (OSD) during their placement. Additional training may be provided at the expense of the host department.

Note: This  new program combines  the Career Assistance Program for Persons with a Disability, Career Gateway Program for Visible Minorities and the Aboriginal inventory.

The program has 2 streams:

  1. Placement Stream
  2. a. Use of CSC funded FTE for up to 6 months – commitment to directly appoint the participant into the host department’s FTE following the placement is required, subject to satisfactory performance.

    b. Use of CSC unfunded FTE for up to 12 months – commitment to appoint participant to a department’s position is NOT required following the placement.

  3. Referral Stream – use of Department salary and FTE.

Placement opportunities are identified in government department program areas where there is either the need for a term employee, or where vacancies in regular positions are expected in the near future.

When a placement opportunity is identified, applications on file are reviewed to identify individuals that meet the required qualifications (education, training and/or experience) required for the position.  Candidates are required to go through an assessment process (see After you apply).

Although there is no guarantee of regular employment at the end of a placement, many of our past program participants have gone on to a successful career within the civil service.


Who is eligible?

To be eligible for this program candidates will meet the qualifications outlined in the job bulletin (competition), and self-declare as Indigenous (AB), visible minority (VM) or person with a disability (PWD).


How to apply

Email your resume to govjobs@gov.mb.ca:

If you do not have email, contact the Civil Service Commission to arrange to submit your resume.

Resumes are kept on file for six months.  If you want to renew your application, resubmit your and confirm that you would like your application kept on file for a further six months.




Diversity Employee Development Program (DEDP)

The Diversity Employee Development Program (DEDP) is a 12 month development program for existing regular employees of the Manitoba Government who have demonstrated leadership potential and who self declare as a member of one of the following employment equity  groups: Aboriginal (AB), Visible minority (VM) and Persons with a Disability (PWD).

Participants would remain in their existing FTE and classification, regardless of any
additional duties assigned as part of their participation in the program. They may
continue in their current role (with additional learning opportunities to be introduced) and/or participants could be ‘loaned out’ to an alternate department/branch, at the discretion of their own department in order to meet the goals within their individual learning plan.

Each department may select one participant from those who express interest in participating in the program.

The CSC will sponsor each selected participant to attend 4 days equivalent of paid job related training through Organization and Staff Development (OSD) during the 12 month period. The participants will be involved with additional learning and networking opportunities as part of the program, which will require the participant to be away from their workplace on occassion.  Specific training in addition to this may be provided at the expense of their department.

Candidate employment equity status may be made available to the selection committee in the department.

 


Work Appreciation and Experience Initiative

Volunteers in Public Service Program (VIPS) for Visible Minorities and Immigrants


The VIPS Program for Visible Minorities and Immigrants is designed to provide visible minorities and immigrants with work experience in a Canadian setting. 

How does it work?
When a volunteer opportunity is identified, applications on file are reviewed to identify individuals that meet the requirements.

Volunteer placements are normally full time for six weeks or 15 hours a week for 12 weeks.

Who is eligible?
To be eligible for this program you must:

  • be a visible minority or an immigrant (if you aren’t you can apply for the standard VIPS program)

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada

What are the benefits to you?
If you receive a job under this program you will be provided the opportunity to:

  • gain practical work experience in a Canadian workplace

  • develop or sharpen your marketable skills

  • explore possible career choices

  • make important job contacts

  • get valuable references

What kinds of placements are available?
Opportunities range from administrative/clerical to professional, technical, and the trades.  Your placement will depend on your career interests, job skills and current volunteer opportunities.

How do I apply?
Email your resumé to csc@gov.mb.ca:

  • in the subject line of the email put:  “Application for VIPS for Visible Minorities and Immigrants”

  • in the body of the email confirm that you are a visible minority or an immigrant and that you are legally entitled to work in Canada

If you do not have email, contact the Civil Service Commission to arrange to submit your resumé.

Resumés are kept on file for six months.  If you want to renew your application send an email to the same address using the same subject line as when you originally submitted your application.  In the body of the email confirm that you would like your resumé kept on file for a further six months.

 

For more information about any of these Internship, recruitment and development programs, you can contact the Civil Service Commission at csc@gov.mb.ca or 204‑945‑2332.