The University of Winnipeg



PACE program celebrates graduates’ success and contribution to local economy

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The University of Winnipeg’s Professional, Applied, and Continuing Education (PACE) is pleased to announce the results of its recent graduate survey, conducted by Prairie Research Associates (PRA) Inc. The survey, which gathered data from graduates between 2018 and 2022, highlights the program’s success in fostering a diverse, well-prepared, and highly employable workforce that significantly contributes to the local economy.

Key survey findings:

  • High graduate satisfaction: An impressive 94% of PACE graduates rated their satisfaction with the program as either satisfied or highly satisfied.
  • Strong employability: PACE graduates demonstrate strong employability, with 92% employed and 88% securing full-time positions. This underscores the program’s effectiveness in preparing students for the job market.
  • Significant contributions to local workforce: A notable 82.5% of PACE alumni choose to reside in Manitoba post-graduation, contributing to the local workforce and community.
  • Pathway to immigration: The survey data reveals that the number of international students obtaining permanent residency significantly increases post-graduation, from 14% at the time of admission to 51% after completing the program.

Diverse and inclusive student community

PACE prides itself on its diverse and inclusive learning environment, with 80% of its student population coming from 59 different countries.

Graduate demographics

The typical PACE student is 36.1 years old at the time of admission, with an average of 9 years of work experience. This mature and experienced student base enriches the learning environment and enhances peer-to-peer learning.

Competitive salaries

PACE graduates report an average salary of $66,677, reflecting the high value of the education and training provided by the program.

Program impact

The PACE program at the University of Winnipeg continues to play a vital role in supporting the economic and social fabric of Manitoba. By attracting international talent and providing a pathway to permanent residency, PACE helps to build a more diverse and skilled workforce.

“We are incredibly proud of our graduates and the positive impact they are making in Manitoba and beyond,” said Kim Loeb, Executive Director at PACE. “The survey results confirm that our programs are not only meeting the needs of our students but also contributing significantly to the local economy and community.”

A snapshot of the key results can also be viewed online. For more information about the PACE program at the University of Winnipeg, please visit our website or contact

About PACE

The University of Winnipeg’s Professional, Applied, and Continuing Education (PACE) offers a diverse range of post-degree diplomas and industry-aligned certificate programs designed to help students achieve their personal and professional goals. With a strong focus on practical skills and real-world applications, PACE provides high-quality education and training that prepares students for success in today’s competitive job market.