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Number: Manitoba Government and Job Openings

number: The province says close to 15 per cent of Manitobans are 65 years and older and that number will increase by 43 per cent over the next 20 years, according to CTV. It's a provincial outlook that translates into a need to fill about 24,000 job openings each year. The number comes from projected job growth and the number of people retiring or dying. But where will the people to fill the positions come from The Manitoba government says more than 20 per cent will come from immigration. But while the federal government has pledged to take in hundreds of thousands more newcomers in the years to come, Citizenship and Immigration Canada says it cannot predict where they will settle. In 2016, 16,820 immigrants came to Manitoba. ( As reported in the news.