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), 2023

CANADA 101.5
Newfoundland and Labrador 109.6
Saskatchewan 109.5
New Brunswick 108.0
Nova Scotia 105.0
Manitoba 104.6
Prince Edward Island 104.1
Ontario 102.9
Quebec 102.4
British Columbia 97.0
Alberta 94.9

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0055-01  Job tenure by industry, annual
Information last accessed on March 22, 2024


Union Coverage by Province, 2023

CANADA 30.4%
Newfoundland and Labrador 39.6%
Quebec 38.9%
Prince Edward Island 34.5%
Manitoba 34.2%
Saskatchewan 33.9%
British Columbia 30.1%
New Brunswick 29.9%
Nova Scotia 29.2%
Ontario 26.3%
Alberta 24.9%

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0129-01  Union status by geography
Information last accessed on March 22, 2024

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