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February 8, 2021


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Strategy to Enable Conditions for Economic Growth: Ewasko

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The province’s new Skills, Talent and Knowledge Strategy will ensure Manitoba creates the conditions to grow the economy now and in the future, Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration Minister Wayne Ewasko announced today.

“We are proud to launch this strategy to support efforts to create jobs in our new landscape,” said Ewasko. “As we navigate our way forward, the goal of the strategy is to ensure we have the people with the right skills, talent and knowledge at the right time, to rebound from the effects of the pandemic and support economic resilience and growth.”

The Skills, Talent and Knowledge Strategy is a shared vision among post-secondary partners, industry and government of the direction and actions needed to accelerate recovery, advance Manitoba’s economy, and promote positive outcomes for individuals and businesses.

The strategy includes four key areas of focus, all based on information gathered in public engagements including:
• anticipating skills needed for the future;
• aligning education and training to labour market needs and helping students succeed;
• fostering entrepreneurial and innovative skills; and
• growing, attracting and retaining talent.

Over the past year, the province consulted with post-secondary institutions, sector council partners, the Premier’s Economic Opportunities Advisory Board and held an online town hall and survey to develop the strategy. The province designed this extensive engagement to develop strategic objectives and priority outcomes, based on the Office of the Auditor General’s recommendation in the Oversight of Post-Secondary Institutions report. 

“We are confident the Skills, Talent and Knowledge Strategy will guide efforts to build a system of advanced education that will leverage Manitoba’s strengths, grow the economy and deliver a brighter future for Manitobans,” said Ewasko.

For more information, including a copy of the Skills, Talent and Knowledge Strategy, visit:

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