University of Manitoba
Aerial view of the University of Manitoba campus  

Recognized as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2019):

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

  • As part of the university's health benefits plan, employees receive a health spending account of up to $825 per year that helps to customize coverage according to their personal needs -- employees are also encouraged to keep fit with subsidized access to the university's extensive fitness facilities
  • University of Manitoba supports new moms with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (for up to 35 weeks) as well as new dads and adoptive parents (up to 18 weeks of parental leave top-up) -- employees also enjoy the convenience of onsite daycare when they are ready to return to work
  • University of Manitoba helps employees prepare for life after work with retirement planning assistance and contributions to a hybrid defined benefit and defined contribution pension program -- employees may also have the opportunity to ease into their retirement with phased-in work options
Employees at University of Manitoba using 'UMCycle', an on-campus bike repair kiosk used by faculty, staff and students  


Industry Post secondary schools, university
Established in Canada 1877
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 4,879
Part-time employees in Canada 8,423
Average age of employees in Canada 41.8 years
Longest serving employee 55.8 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 50% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $825 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why University of Manitoba was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

  • University of Manitoba awards unique Success Through Wellness Grants to staff and students who propose projects that engage the campus community in fostering positive mental health and well-being
  • One of the university's strategic priorities is to create pathways to Indigenous achievement for various members of its community -- to support this priority, University of Manitoba created Gaa wii ji'i diyaang, a council of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples walking together and helping to create a community through relationship building, education, advocacy and action
  • Additionally, the university maintains an Advisory Circle of Reciprocity to further advise on the development of the organization's 5-year Indigenous Achievement Action Plan
University of Manitoba staff and elders attend the school's annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering  


Industry Post secondary schools, university
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 4,879
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Associate Vice-President, Human Resources
Formal commitment diversity and inclusion working group, faculty equity, diversity and inclusion committees, Accessibility of Manitobans Act steering committee, Vice-Provost of Indigenous Engagement (new role responsible for the Indigenous Achievement Office and Indigenous Student Centre), Reconciliation Action Plan, campus mental health strategy
Employee resource groups ABNET Aboriginal employee resource group for students, staff and Aboriginal community members
Diversity training and awareness training on a variety of topics including LGBT2SQ awareness, mental health first aid, Indigenous cultural awareness, accessible customer service, inclusive hiring practices and unconscious bias, building cultural capacity and supporting students with disabilities
Diversity highlights Indigenous summer internship program, developing a faculty and support staff Indigenous career development mentorship program, Indigenous Initiative Fund (to support projects that further understandings of Indigenous knowledge, cultures and traditions), annual Indigenous Awards of Excellence (recognize accomplishments and contributions of Indigenous students and faculty and support staff), is home to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (houses a permanent archive for all of the statements, documents and other materials gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission over its years of operation), offers an accessible van service for staff and student transportation, Women in Science and Engineering outreach group to help encourage young girls to pursue careers in engineering and science, Rainbow Pride Mosaic resource centre, Womyn's Centre, Arc Education social and research group to create safe space for LGBTTQ individuals
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Manitoba Employment Equity Practitioners Association, Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development, Manitoba Metis Foundation, Eagle Urban Transition Centre, Manitoba Start (new Canadians), Immigrant Centre of Manitoba, Reaching Equality Employment Services, Epic Opportunities (persons with disabilities), Indigenous Accord (signatory)

The Career Directory

University of Manitoba has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
University of Manitoba employees participating in an outdoor event during Live Well @ Work, the annual staff and faculty health and wellness week

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post secondary schools, university
Full-time employees in Canada 2,500 to 5,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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