Thursday, July 24, 2014

Winnipeg’s Most Popular Employers

July 15, 2014 – Although its name may mean ‘Muddy Waters’, Winnipeg is quite the
vibrant city, with numerous cultures, annual festivals, sporting events, and a railway
and transportation hub. This city is also known as the ‘Gateway to the West’, ‘Slurpee
Capital of the World’, ‘Centre of Canada’, ‘Windy City’, and more.

Frankly, there is probably no other city in Canada with such diverse nicknames as the

Whether you’re a Pegger, or a Pegger-to-be, you’re probably curious about
employment. Which employers are Winnipeg job seekers buzzing about these days?, an international job aggregator based in Montreal, has analyzed its database
to find out which ten companies are most popular among job seekers in Winnipeg.

1. Manitoba Government
2. Cabela’s
3. University of Manitoba
4. SNC-Lavalin
5. Target
6. City of Winnipeg
7. Birchwood Automotive Group
8. Magellan Aerospace
9. Buhler Industries
10. KGS Group


The top ten employers were chosen based on job seekers’ behaviour toward employers’ job
postings on neuvoo’s database.

By comparing the number of a company’s job postings (impressions) to the number of
job seekers’ clicks on such postings, we could infer the effectiveness of an employer’s
career ‘advertising campaign.’

A simple ratio was calculated for each Winnipeg employer on neuvoo’s database, called the
click-through ratio (CTR). The CTR, or click : impressions, captures job seekers’ response to,
and interest in, employer postings, and thus, their brands. The higher the CTR, the more interest
in the employer.

The CTRs were ranked, and the top ten employers were published in this study.
Manitoba Government

Often, working for the government pays just as well as, or more than the private sector and
comes with great benefits. A Winnipeg job seeker should consider working for the provincial
government, and this seems to be the trend as well. Currently, the Manitoba Government is
hiring for diverse positions, including:

• Planning Officer
• Supervisor of Disaster Financial Assistance
• Land and Resource Analyst
• Manager, Renewable Energy Policy
• Development Review Technologist


Cabela’s is a large global mail-order, retail, and internet outdoor outfitter. Its products span
over various outdoor recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, shooting, and
more. The Winnipeg store, located at the intersection of Sterling Lyon Parkway and Kenaston
Boulevard, is looking for new additions to the team:

• Inventory Coordinator
• Clothing Department Lead
• Retail Operations Analyst
• Part Time Cashier
• Manager, User Experience Design

University of Manitoba

Did you know that the University of Manitoba was Western Canada’s first university? This
research-intensive university has numerous job postings that job seekers are actively expressing
interest in, such as:

• Director, School of Dental Hygiene
• Clinical Education Facilitator
• Associate Professor, School of Nursing
• Grader/Marker, Dep’t of Computer Science
• Tenured Faculty Position, Satellite Engineering


If you’re an engineer, look no further than SNC-Lavalin. This massive engineering,
procurement and construction management company is hiring all types of engineers and
technical team members. The following are just a few of the open opportunities:

• Building Technician
• Mechanical Systems Designer
• Electrical Drafter
• Maintenance Supervisor
• Senior Electrical Engineer


The big red dot is also hiring in Winnipeg! Whether you are looking for a part-time or a full-
time job, you can apply at Target for these positions and more:

• Consumables Team Leader
• Assets Protection Leader
• Cashier Team Member
• Store Facility Technician
• Guest Service Attendant Team Member

City of Winnipeg

Again, public sector jobs seem to be on many job seekers’ radar these days. With the city, there
are jobs suited to every skill and interest. Take a look at a sample of the job openings the City of

• Human Resource Consultant
• Animal Services Officer
• Analyst Network Systems
• Senior Software Developer
• Truck & Transport Mechanic

Birchwood Automotive Group

Birchwood is Winnipeg’s “premier GMC, KIA, Honda, Toyota, and Nissan Dealer, along with
Manitoba's largest selection of luxury dealers.” If you’re into cars, and you also want to work
with cars, join Birchwood as one of the following profiles and more:

• Vehicle Condition Inspector - Used Vehicle Services
• Licensed Technician - Birchwood Honda West
• Sales Consultant - Birchwood Infiniti
• Customer Service Specialist - NVL Leasing
• Service Porter/ Lube Technician - Birchwood Kia West

Magellan Aerospace

Magellan is a Canadian manufacturer of aerospace systems and components. The company has
an office in Winnipeg, which is the only non-Ontarian office it has. Great positions are waiting
to be filled at Magellan. Some examples are:

• Training and Development Facilitator
• Sr. Electrical Engineer- Space Systems
• Program Manager
• NC Programmer
• Manufacturing Engineering Planners

Buhler Industries

Buhler Industries is a Canadian farm and agricultural machinery manufacturing company
headquartered in Winnipeg. Job seekers in the Peg are looking into job opportunities with
Buhler Industries, such as:

• R & D / Test Engineer
• Accountant
• Corporate Quality Manager
• Technical Writer - Versatile Tractors
• Senior Design Engineer, Seeding and Tillage

KGS Group

Last but not least, keep your eye out for KGS Group, which provides consulting, design, and
project management services. KGS has worked on research, planning, design, supervision and
management of private and public sector projects across Canada and internationally. If you have
the right background, join KGS to work on some of these projects as one of the following:

• Hydraulic Engineer
• Senior Geotechnical Engineer
• Transportation Engineer
• Design Draftsperson
• Junior Mechanical Engineer


Using its proprietary technology, has indexed over 300,000 job postings from career
websites, employment agencies and job boards across Canada. Around 4,300 of these are in
Winnipeg currently. Job seekers can view these postings on, where they can also
filter searches using a category, region, keyword, or skill.

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