About Canada & Manitoba

Manitoba Overview

Manitoba Overview

Manitoba: A province of Canada since 1870. Manitoba means “where the spirit lives”.
Area: 649,947 km² / 250,946 square miles.
Land Surface: 548,356 km² /211,721 square miles
Water Surface: 101,592 km² /39,225 square miles
Total Population: 1,267,603 (2006 Census)
Capital City: Winnipeg (population 773,000)
Climate: Continental. cold dry winters, hot dry summers, temperate spring and fall

Map of Manitoba

Manitoba Economy

Manitoba Labor Market

Manitoba Labor Market

From 2000 to 2010, Winnipeg’s total employment grew by 14%. Gains in employment growth were noted over the last five years where Winnipeg’s average growth rate of 2% was higher than the national average and had surpassed both Montreal and Toronto.

Employment trends (Economic Development Winnipeg)

More about the labor Market (Statistics Canada)

Canada/Manitoba Holidays

Canada/Manitoba Holidays

New Year’s Day: January 1st
Louis Riel Day: 3rd Monday of February (February 17, 2014)
Good Friday: April 18, 2014
Victoria Day: 3rd Monday of May (May 19, 2014)
Canada Day: July 1st
Labour Day: September 1st
Thanksgiving Day: October 13, 2014
Remembrance Day: November 11
Christmas Day: December 25
Boxing Day: December 26

Getting to Winnipeg

Getting to Winnipeg

By road:
The Trans-Canada highway from east or west; Highways 75 or 59 from the south and Highways 6, 7, 8 or 59 from the north will bring you to the Perimeter Highway, which is Winnipeg’s ring road.
By plane:
Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
7 km (4 miles) from Winnipeg downtown.

Winnipeg Airport welcomes 3.4 million passengers annually. With in excess of 120 flights per day, the airport is serviced by major and local carriers including: Air Canada, Delta, United Airlines and WestJet.
Additional services are readily available through major charter operators or private air transportation facilities. Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport enjoys non-stop services from major U.S. hub airports: Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Phoenix.

Manitoba Typical Business Hours

Manitoba Typical Business Hours

Office:
Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Retail:
Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies

High speed Internet is available in most part of Manitoba and everywhere in Winnipeg.

Manitoba offers GSM and CDMA cellular network.

The provincial telecommunication services provider, MTS, offers WIFI hotspots throughout the Province for a fee.

Numerous free Wifi hotspots can be found in coffee shops and restaurants in Winnipeg and Manitoba.
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