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), 2022

CANADA 101.3
Saskatchewan 112.3
Newfoundland and Labrador 111.7
New Brunswick 109.2
Nova Scotia 107.4
Manitoba 104.9
Quebec 104.3
Prince Edward Island 103.7
Ontario 102.0
British Columbia 95.3
Alberta 93.3

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0055-01  Job tenure by industry, annual
Information last accessed on November 7, 2023


Union Coverage by Province, 2022

CANADA 30.3%
Newfoundland and Labrador 39.7%
Quebec 38.8%
Manitoba 34.6%
Saskatchewan 34.2%
Prince Edward Island 34.2%
New Brunswick 30.8%
Nova Scotia 30.3%
British Columbia 29.7%
Ontario 26.4%
Alberta 23.9%

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0129-01  Union status by geography
Information last accessed on November 7, 2023

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