Enhancing Manitoba’s employment services

Increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of service for jobseekers and employers

The Government of Manitoba is transforming its employment services system to better meet the needs of jobseekers, employers, and communities. Blueprint was engaged to develop options for evidence-informed service models that can help connect jobseekers to sustainable employment and meet employer hiring needs.

Our approach is grounded in the principles of person-centered design as well as a commitment to improving outcomes for jobseekers, employers, and communities. We began this work by analyzing program administrative data to identify insights into the range of jobseeker needs. Building on these insights, as well as research into promising practices and service models, we helped design a future state vision for the province’s employment services.

To inform options for the design of the province’s service delivery network, we combined geospatial census data with program administrative data on service use to analyze existing usage patterns and predict potential for expanded reach. To ensure jobseekers are connected to the right services at the right time, we also developed options for the design of a client pathway and needs assessment tools.

Following this work, we were engaged to support the development of detailed components of the transformed service model—including guidelines, training materials, tools, and resources.

The Government of Manitoba is transforming its employment services system to better meet the needs of jobseekers, employers, and communities. Blueprint was engaged to develop options for evidence-informed service models that can help connect jobseekers to sustainable employment and meet employer hiring needs.

Our approach is grounded in the principles of person-centered design as well as a commitment to improving outcomes for jobseekers, employers, and communities. We began this work by analyzing program administrative data to identify insights into the range of jobseeker needs. Building on these insights, as well as research into promising practices and service models, we helped design a future state vision for the province’s employment services.

To inform options for the design of the province’s service delivery network, we combined geospatial census data with program administrative data on service use to analyze existing usage patterns and predict potential for expanded reach. To ensure jobseekers are connected to the right services at the right time, we also developed options for the design of a client pathway and needs assessment tools.

Following this work, we were engaged to support the development of detailed components of the transformed service model—including guidelines, training materials, tools, and resources.

The Papers

November 19, 2021

Use of Technology and Tools in Responsive Career Pathways

The role and use of technologies that help individuals and career practitioners navigate career pathways are rapidly evolving. This paper outlines potential ways responsive career pathways can be enabled by technology.

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November 25, 2021

The Role of Employers in Responsive Career Pathways

Employers are critical in establishing more responsive career pathways for Canadians. This paper outlines some of the challenges and opportunities employers are facing related to the future of work and skills.

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November 19, 2021

A Roadmap for Change: Building Responsive Career Pathways in a Post-Pandemic World

This paper offers considerations for strengthening and aligning our careers and employment systems to better serve Canadians across their career trajectory.

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November 19, 2021

The Career Development Profession in Canada and the Emergence of Online/Multi-Modal Practice Delivery

Career development practitioners have a critical role to play in helping Canadians prepare for the future of work. This paper tackles questions about the role of career development practitioners and the evolution of their practice.

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November 19, 2021

Labour Market Information in Responsive Career Pathways

Finding ways to make labour market information accessible and useful for service providers and individuals is key for creating more responsive career pathways.

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November 17, 2021

Glossary of Terms

This document provides consistent definitions for the terms that are applied across all of the research papers for the Responsive Career Pathways initiative.

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November 25, 2021

Navigating Canada’s Messy Education and Training Marketplace for Career-Focused Learning

Adult learners have to navigate an increasingly diverse, fragmented and complex education and training marketplace. This paper assesses options helping Canadian learners navigate their education and learning choices.

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November 30, 2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Responsive Career Pathways

The path to accessing career guidance is challenging for racialized people, women and newcomers to Canada. This paper offers opportunities to strengthen our publicly-funded employment systems to effectively address labour market inequity.

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November 19, 2021

Applying Behavioural Insights to Career Guidance

Offering forward-looking, customized, high-quality and accessible career guidance to a wide range of Canadians is possible. This paper identifies behavioural and motivational barriers to accessing career guidance and offers a promising path ahead.

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November 25, 2021

Breaking Down Barriers to Career Development

Career guidance systems could be designed with a whole-of-person lens. This paper considers promising practices in breaking down barriers to career guidance for Canadians.

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