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 Manitoba Government Diversity and Inclusion 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 Civil Service Commission's inventory and who self -declare as a member of one of the following employment equity groups: Indigenous (IN), visible minority (VM) or person with a disability (PWD) and who have relevant skills and abilities to perform jobs across the Manitoba Government. Participants are classified at the first level of the position for which they are hired.

Participants are provided with professional development, learning opportunities and on-the-job training through Organization and Staff Development (OSD) during their placement.

The program has 2 streams:

  1. Placement Stream
  2. This stream provides placement opportunities for job seekers looking to gain government experience. Term placement opportunities may be identified for up to one year. Participants may have an opportunity to be directly appointed into a department position following the placement.

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

    This stream provides departments the resumes of qualified job seekers from the CGP inventory when department positions are being filled, upon the request of the hiring manager. 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 by the department, applications are reviewed to identify individuals that meet the required qualifications (education, training and/or experience) for the position. Candidates are required to go through an assessment process (see After you apply).

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for this program candidates will self-declare as Indigenous (IN), visible minority (VM) or person with a disability (PWD).

How to apply

We are not currently accepting applications for this program. Please visit the Job Opportunities Website for other job opportunities and for future CGP postings.