Job prospects Community Service Worker in Manitoba

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "community service worker" in Manitoba or Canada.

Job opportunities in Manitoba

Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be moderate for Social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in Manitoba for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

What are the Main Trends Affecting Employment?

• Investments in youth and community outreach programs.

• Expansion of programs and services to vulnerable segments of the population.

• Public sector spending for mental health and addiction services, especially as the need for mental health services rises in Canada.

Here are some key facts about Social and community service workers in Manitoba:

  • Approximately 7,700 people work in this occupation.
  • Social and community service workers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 50%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 20%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 6%
    • Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations (NAICS 813): 6%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 79% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 21% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 66% of social and community service workers work all year, while 34% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • less than 5% of social and community service workers are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 25% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 75% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 9% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 25% compared to 31% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 28% compared to 23% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 27% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 7% compared to 7% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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