Majority of Manitoba Parents Both Work

Statistics Canada reports that Manitoba has the third-highest proportion of families with two working parents at 70.7%.   That is up significantly from 39.2% in 1976.

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The shortage of child care is a real problem for young families.   There is a licensed child care space for only 16.6% of Manitoba’s children ages 0 – 12 years.   Over 11,000 children are registered on the province’s online wait list for a child care space.


The availability of child care benefits the economy, supports healthy child development, and helps parents balance work and family.

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Posted by Jodie Kehl at 4:27 pm