Why Winnipeg and Manitoba?

Strong and diversified economy

Strong and diversified economy

  • Steady growth thanks to the diversity of the economy
  • Built on 10 key industry sectors which helps to mitigate swings in the economy and provides consistency, predictability and control for businesses
Strategic Location

Strategic Location

  • Geographic centre of North America
  • One-hour from Western Canada’s busiest US border crossing
  • Within a 24-hour drive to a population of 100 million
  • Home to Canada’s official inland port, CentrePort Canada, a 20,000 acre (8,000 hectares) of land for industrial development that includes a foreign trade zone.
  • Port of Churchill, Canada’s only arctic seaport
Transportation and Services

Transportation and Services

  • Tri-modal transportation hub (truck, rail and air)
  • Headquarters of five of the 20 largest trucking firms in North America
  • Three Class 1 rail carriers (CN, CP, BNSF)
  • Award winning international airport with 24/7 operations and worldwide freight forwarding
Energy Advantage

Energy Advantage

  • 98% of the energy is hydro-electric
  • Abundance of clean and renewable energy
  • Lowest published rates in North America
Low Cost of Business

Low Cost of Business

  • Lowest overall cost of business in Western Canada, Midwestern US, and Pacific US,
  • 5.2% lower than the average cost of running a business in the US
  • Effective government program for businesses
  • Government covered health care
  • The lowest overall tax rate in the G7 (33%)
  • Lower corporate taxes than the US
  • Canada/Manitoba’s combined R&D tax incentive program, one of the most generous in the industrialized world, up to 55% of investment
Stable and Productive Workforce

Stable and Productive Workforce

  • Highly skilled, loyal and productive
  • Growing population
  • Best-in-class Provincial Nominee Program for immigration, bringing skilled and specialised workers
A Place to Grow

A Place to Grow

  • Low cost of living
  • Most affordable homes in the country
  • Most hours of sunshine in Canada
  • Hundreds of thousands of lakes
  • Highest per capita cottage ownership in the country