University of Manitoba
A student at the University of Manitoba's on-campus bike repair kiosk, 'UMCycle'  

Recognized as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why University of Manitoba was selected as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2021):

  • In the past year, University of Manitoba hosted its fifth annual staff health and wellness week, Live Well @ Work -- the event featured a day-long wellness fair, faculty-led workshops, Indigenous medicine wheel teachings, indoor and outdoor yoga sessions, nature walks, sessions on mindfulness, art and the popular terrarium-building workshop (to name only a few)
  • Along with helping employees prepare for the future, the University of Manitoba manages a dedicated retirees association and organizes a reception for retirees every spring (hosed by the organization's president)
  • University of Manitoba helps employees continue their own education with tuition subsidies for courses related and not directly to their current position -- and offers entry-level job opportunities for the next generation through summer employment, co-ops and paid internship opportunities
University of Manitoba employees pitching in on 'Campus Beautification Day'  


Industry Post secondary schools, university
Established in Canada 1877
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 4,578
Part-time employees in Canada 5,569
Average age of employees in Canada 41.3 years
Longest serving employee 57.7 years
Benefits note University of Manitoba has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
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
Flexible 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, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer


Pandemic response quickly established a special pandemic communications team to keep all employees informed through an extensive strategy that includes special messaging, web pages and regular email and newsletter updates

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why University of Manitoba was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

  • University of Manitoba established a President's task force on equity, diversity and inclusion to provide recommendations on the process and actions required to identify and examine obstacles and inequities facing faculty, staff and students
  • 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
  • In 2019, the university also appointed an Indigenous Vice-President, who will be responsible for developing and implementing a university-wide strategy that promotes reconciliation, advances Indigenous engagement and achievement and addresses anti-Indigenous racism
  • 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
University of Manitoba at the Pride Parade  


Industry Post secondary schools, university
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 4,578
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Associate Vice-President, Human Resources
Formal commitment President's task force on equity, diversity and inclusion, faculty equity, diversity and inclusion committees, campus mental health strategy
Recruitment initiatives integrating Elders and tradition knowledge holders in search and selection committees, offers an Indigenous summer internship program, Women in Science and Engineering outreach group to encourage young girls to pursue science careers
Employee resource groups Gaa wii jii'i diyaang Council (former Allies committee), ABNET Aboriginal employee resource group for students, staff and Aboriginal community members, UMQueer Committee, UM Black Alliance,
Training and awareness training on a variety of topics including 2STLGBQ+ inclusion, building cultural capacity, managing implicit bias in the hiring process, accessible customer service, and equity, diversity and inclusion, mental health first aid training, KAIROS blanket exercises
Diversity highlights workplace diversity self-declaration available for new hires (includes questions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity, data is used to measure the university's success to achieving its goals), appointed a new anti-racism practice lead in 2019, Indigenous scholars speaker series, teach-in for reconciliation (sessions explored colonialism, microagressions, economic resilience, and engaging with Indigenous communities), Indigenous Initiative Fund (to support projects that further understandings of Indigenous knowledge, cultures and traditions), annual Indigenous Awards of Excellence, hosted 30th annual traditional graduation pow wow, Migizii Agamik community on campus (houses Indigenous Student Centre, Access and Aboriginal Focus Programs, Office of Indigenous Achievement, Indigenous Students' Association), Rainbow Pride Mosaic resource centre, Womyn's Centre, 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)
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Manitoba Employment Equity Practitioners Association (MEEPA), Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education (CAPDHHE), Inclusion Network of Canadian Research Universities (INCRU)
Supplier diversity programs requests for proposals includes Indigenous well-being as an evaluation criteria outlined in instructions to bidder

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.
An employee at the University of Manitoba navigates the fitness facility's climbing wall

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post secondary schools, university
Full-time employees in Canada 2,501 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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