Labour Force Availability
Critical to the capacity to grow is the amount of local labour available in the market. From 2010 to 2015, Winnipeg’s total labour force grew by seven per cent to 451,507 people. This rate is 2.3 per cent greater than the city’s previous five-year result, revealing an increasing labour force trend. This growth was also 2.5 per cent higher than the national rate of 4.5 per cent. When compared to other major census metropolitan areas, Winnipeg had the sixth-highest growth rate.
Labour Force Per Cent Change by Major Census Metropolitan Areas
|Census Metropolitan Area||Percentage Change (2010 - 2017)|
|Ottawa - Gatineau||4.6|
Source: Statistics Canada