Manitoba, Government of
Staff of the Government of Manitoba enjoying a gathering on the legislative building grounds  

Recognized as one of Manitoba's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Manitoba, Government of was selected as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2019):

  • Government of Manitoba supports employees who are new mothers with maternity leave top-up payments (to 93% of salary for up to 17 weeks), the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence and the convenience of onsite daycare for employees working at the organization's main office
  • Government of Manitoba offers 3 weeks of paid starting vacation for new employees with longer serving employees working to a maximum of 6 weeks of annual vacation -- and offers employees the opportunity to apply for unpaid leaves of absence, as well as self-funded leaves of absence for up to 1 year
  • As part of the organization's flexible health benefits plan, Government of Manitoba provides a health spending account of up to $700 per year, allowing employees to top up coverage according to their personal needs
The Government of Manitoba's legislative building  

Highlights

Industry Provincial Government
Established in Canada 1870
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB, Brandon MB, Dauphin MB, Swan River MB, Morden MB, Steinbach MB, Portage la Prairie MB, The Pas MB, Thompson MB, Beausejour MB, Selkirk MB
Full-time employees in Canada 12,536
Part-time employees in Canada 1,326
Average age of employees in Canada 45.4 years
Longest serving employee 50.9 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $700 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People

Here are some of the reasons why Manitoba, Government of was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • Government of Manitoba maintains a New Professionals Network which organizes a number of networking and social events throughout the year, including the "Lunch with a Deputy" program to provide members with opportunities to learn more about upward mobility within the civil service and receive mentoring from a Deputy Minister
  • Government of Manitoba created an 18-month management internship program for graduates interested in civil service employment -- the program includes rotational work placements, training, coaching, and exposure to government policy, program operations, administration and finance
  • Additionally, the Government of Manitoba offers a 2-year Financial Internship program for high-potential employees interested in becoming future leaders
Government of Manitoba employees on the New Professionals Network organize events for new hires at the organization  

Highlights

Industry Provincial Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB, Brandon MB, Dauphin MB, Swan River MB, Morden MB, Steinbach MB, Portage la Prairie MB, The Pas MB, Thompson MB, Beausejour MB, Selkirk MB
Full-time employees in Canada 12,412
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives in the past year, offered over 1,400 students full- and part-time opportunities including co-op placements and summer employment through the STEP Student Temporary Employment Program, 4-year Engineer-in-Training program for civil engineering grads who are pursuing professional designation, opportunities for internal secondments

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Manitoba, Government of was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • As part of the Government of Manitoba's updated diversity strategy, all departments must provide employees with a minimum of one opportunity per year to participate in an activity that promotes "IDEAL" (Inclusion, Diversity, Engagement and Accessibility Learning) -- the organization also requires that all departments create and implement their own diversity and inclusion plans
  • Government of Manitoba manages a 12-month development program for high-potential employees who self-identify as Aboriginal, visible minority, or a person with a disability -- participating employees receive customized training and development opportunities, including workshops, stretch assignments and job rotations
  • Government of Manitoba launched a "Safe Spaces" initiative to create awareness of LGBTTQ issues in the workplace and offers training for employees interested in becoming Safe Space Advisors -- additionally, the government recently created a new employee network called WAVE for LGBTTQI employees and allies
A Government of Manitoba employee working at his desk  

Highlights

Industry Provincial Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB, Brandon MB, Dauphin MB, Swan River MB, Morden MB, Steinbach MB, Portage la Prairie MB, The Pas MB, Thompson MB, Beausejour MB, Selkirk MB
Full-time employees in Canada 12,412
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Diversity Champion
Formal commitment diversity and inclusion unit and multiple strategies to address various dimensions of diversity including employment equity groups, sexual orientation, generational diversity, personalities and religion, Manitoba Policy on Access to Government to ensure that persons with disabilities have equal access to public information, public events and customer service
Employee resource groups Civil Servants with Abilities Network (persons with visible and invisible disabilities), Touchstone (Aboriginal), Visible Minority Network, We are All Valuable and Equal (WAVE for LGBTTQI)
Diversity training and awareness training on topics such as diversity awareness, accessibility, mental health first aid and Aboriginal peoples, is currently developing a centralized database of diversity learning and awareness resources
Diversity highlights development program for high-potential employees who self-identify as Aboriginal, visible minority, or a person with a disability, internship program for Aboriginals, visible minorities or persons with disabilities, recognizes international dates of importance such as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Disability Employment Awareness Month and International Day Against Homophobia
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Manitoba Employment Equity Practitioners Association (member), Rainbow Resource Centre (facilitates Safe Spaces training)

The Career Directory

Manitoba, Government of has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Government of Manitoba employees

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Provincial Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB, Brandon MB, Dauphin MB, Swan River MB, Morden MB, Steinbach MB, Portage la Prairie MB, The Pas MB, Thompson MB, Beausejour MB, Selkirk MB
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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