Why Work for Manitoba Infrastructure?

As a student we offer you a structured Co-Operative Development program (an individual multi-phased development plan based on your prior experience and development) where we provide you with training and a variety of work experiences to support and develop your goals of working towards a fulfilling career.

Students are not limited to just one job throughout the duration of their employment generally with Regional Operations. Individuals are able to get their feet wet in various job functions related to highway construction in the department and the opportunity to see different areas of the province.

General Work Experience Plan for Students

  • 1st co-op term (surveying, materials checking and scaling)
  • 2nd co-op term (checking, materials, lab work, densities, etc.)
  • 3rd co-op term (inspections)
  • 4th co-op term (specialty areas)

Regional Operations Office  Locations

  • Head Office (sub-office)
  • Steinbach (Selkirk, Winnipeg and Lac du Bonnet)
  • Portage la Prairie (Arborg and Carman)
  • Brandon (Boissevain and Birtle)
  • Dauphin (Ashern and Swan River)
  • Thompson (The Pas)

Winnipeg Head Office

  • Water Management & Structures
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Highway Planning and Design
  • Construction Support Services
  • Special Operations
  • Transportation Policy

Student Tracking Program

The MI Training and Development team meet with the students 3 times per work term to see how the student is progressing and identify other areas of interest. These meetings occur at the beginning primarily to gather previous experience, set goals for current work term, and discuss future plans for school and permanent placement. Another meeting occurs midway through the work term. This meeting is set up to add & document experience, get feedback from student & supervisor, and identify any areas that need to be addressed. There is one more meeting at the end of the work term to document all experiences from the term, get written feedback from student & supervisor, and discuss plans for next work term/employment.

Some of the benefits working with MI as a summer student include:

  • paid overtime
  • accumulated vacation time paid out at the end of term
  • students are laid off, not terminated to accumulate seniority. 

Manitoba Infrastructure is committed to students continuing on. Students transition out of the co-op program to full-time employment through competitive job advertisements which are based on performance and eligibility (contingent on graduation). Once employed permanently with MI, employees are able to advance within the department’s internal training program. This program gives staff:

  • training and technical expertise required for future promotional opportunities
  • an opportunity to openly discuss their career goals for the next one to five years
  • previous task assignments are documented and future task assignments for the next construction season are discussed

As a permanent employee, benefits of working with MI include:

  • competitive compensation that includes paid overtime, paid time off as accrued, health benefits, retirement and more
  • job security and stability
  • interesting and challenging work using cutting edge technology
  • career guidance and mentorship from a large dynamic group of Para-Professionals
  • significant opportunities for advancement into senior technical and management positions with comprehensive management training and coaching
  • ongoing professional and educational development
  • a positive and collegial work environment and a healthy workplace that integrates the principles and practices of Diversity and Employment Equity
  • flexible work arrangements to promote work/life balance like flexible hours, working from home and more