Known as the land of 100,000 lakes--meaning more fishing and boating than you can ever tire of--Manitoba is home to one of the most diverse economies in Canada. When you move to Manitoba to take advantage of its great technical, trade, or vocational schools, you'll find quite an art and culture scene. In Manitoba's capital, Winnipeg, you'll find the Manitoba Theatre Centre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Le Cercle Moliere, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers, Manitoba Opera, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. If you aren't into artsy activities, Winnipeg has two professional sports teams and a state-of-the-art stadium to house them. Even in this bumpy economy, three major Manitoba industries saw notable increases (economic growth in the 2012 (ytd)):
Manitoba's manufacturing sales actually increased by 2.2 percent in first six months of 2012. Farming in Manitoba in also booming, with farm receipts in crop and livestock increasing by 8.8 and 15.4 percent, respectively, in the first quarter of 2012. Long story short, Manitoba's strongest industries are growing, and they're perfectly suited to graduates of certificate, diploma, or degree programs from one of their top-notch trade schools.
In this growing province, population has increased by 15,696 over the last year which is at 1,261,498. In the first 8 months of 2012, employment increased 0.7% or 4,300 jobs. Check out these top-hiring industries in Manitoba that are perfectly suited for graduates of trade schools, with employment numbers from 2011 from Statistics Canada:
Whatever your educational goal, be it earning a certificate, a diploma, or full-on degree, Manitoba is nice place to do it. Attending one of the great vocational, trade, or technical schools there can help you to start your career today.