Advantages

Strategically located at the geographic centre of both Canada and North America, Manitoba boasts one of the most diverse economies to be found. With its rich natural resources, vast hydro-electric capacity, fertile land for farming, mature manufacturing base, and enterprising and highly educated people, Manitoba has something for every investor seeking steady economic growth. It’s easy to see why discriminating investors in search of excellent investment opportunities and an exceptional quality of life make Manitoba home.

  • One of Canada’s most diversified economies, and the most stable economic performer in the country.
  • Manitoba’s 2013 real GDP growth of 2.4% outperformed the Canadian average.
  • Competitive tax rates, tax credits for investment in manufacturing equipment and R&D, low land costs and the most affordable housing in Canada.
  • Only province in Canada to experience private capital investment growth in 19 of the past 20 years.
  • Capital investment increased 26% over the last five years, almost double the Canadian average.
  • Consistent annual increase in machinery and equipment investment over the last five years has resulted in labour productivity gains that are third highest among provinces.
  • Home to an extensive and rapidly-growing network of research facilities in agri-foods, biotechnology, engineering and communications.
  • Electricity costs that are among the lowest in North America.
  • Key part of the Mid Continent Trade Corridor , with access to a market of over 100 million people.
  • Sophisticated transportation infrastructure (air, road and rail) enables cost effective speedy delivery of products to domestic and international markets.
  • Home to CentrePort Canada – a 20,000 acre inland port in Winnipeg – offering greenfield investment opportunities for distribution centres, warehousing and manufacturing.

Workforce

  • 5 universities, 3 colleges and a variety of vocational and technical schools that produce a highly educated and skilled workforce—57% of working-aged Manitobans have completed post-secondary education (university degree, college diploma or trade certificate).
  • Low employee turnover rate gives businesses a tremendous edge over competition.

Provincial Incentives

Sector Strengths

  • Aerospace
  • Agribusiness: Food Processing and Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences
  • Contact Centres
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Mining, Minerals and Petroleum
  • Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
  • Wood Processing