Advanced Manufacturing Sector Information
Advancing Composites at the Speed of Change - Composites Innovation Centre
Advancing Composites at the Speed of Change - this brochure provides an overview of why Manitoba is a leader in composite technologies. The Composites Innovation Centre is a not-for-profit organization with the focus to discover, develop and transfer composite solutions to industry.
Recently celebrating its 10 year anniversary, the Composites Innovation Centre continues to create jobs and economic growth, helping companies remain competitive in an increasingly challenging global marketplace. Click here to watch their 10 year anniversary video.
New Flyer Industries - Company Profile
Pollard Banknote Limited - Company Profile
Winpak Ltd. - Company Profile
Aerospace Sector Information
Boeing Canada Winnipeg - Company Profile
Bristol Aerospace Limited - Company Profile
StandardAero - Company Profile
Agri-business Sector Information
Granny's Poultry Farmers Cooperative - Company Profile
James Richardson & Sons Limited - Company Profile
Vita Health Products Inc. - Company Profile
Business Assistance Information
Government Assistance Programs
Business Environment and Competitiveness
Winnipeg Advantages for Business and Investors
Cost of Doing Business
Capital Investment by Industry
Total Capital Investments by Province
Community Progress Reports
2013 4th Quarter Report on Progress
Without business magnate Israel ‘Izzy’ Asper, would Winnipeg now be home to the much-anticipated Canadian Museum for Human Rights? Without Arthur Mauro—lawyer, businessman and founder of the Centre for Peace and Justice at the University of Manitoba—would our city be as firmly fixed on the path toward social justice as we are today? These forward thinkers, in one way or another, tapped into the various strategies touted by EPV proponents. With these local visionaries to both inspire and lead us, I encourage everyone to ask what we can do as Winnipeggers to improve ourselves and our city.
2013 3rd Quarter Report on Progress
In a world of constant transformation, the future belongs to those who can best tap into the diversity and innovation of citizens, institutions and businesses to help create uniquely vibrant communities. Presenting new visions and spearheading various creative initiatives that enhance our city’s identity is the mission of the Winnipeg Arts Council. The council manages the City of Winnipeg’s public art policy, an initiative that has proven integral in delivering positive urban experiences, promoting Winnipeg’s heritage and building communities.
2013 2nd Quarter Report on Progress
While attending a conference last year in Boston—one of the world’s most walkable cities—I explored its downtown and walked its renowned Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile urban walking trail created in the 1950s to preserve the story of the American Revolution through 16 historically significant sites. After returning home, I started to wonder: can Winnipeg offer a similar experience for visitors and residents alike? Can we tap into our rich history and iconic architecture while promoting the health-related benefits of walking to elevate our walkable city status beyond its current 52 per cent standing?
2013 1st Quarter Report on Progress
A relationship with a place is no different than a relationship with a person – it’s a matter of give and take. When one side does all the giving, you end up nowhere. This philosophy extends beyond our personal lives. The world is better, on the whole, when people think beyond what they can merely get out of something and start thinking about what they might be able to contribute. Taken at the municipal level, this philosophy forms the basis of what we call civic engagement.
2012 4th Quarter Report on Progress
What makes you love your neighbourhood? For many of us across the globe, neighbourhoods are the most intimate form of “community”. Where we live is a personal choice (or in some cases, the personal choice of a previous generation); neighbourhoods celebrate this choice.
2012 3rd Quarter Report on Progress
Cities are regarded as important catalysts for social inclusion, intercultural exchange, and economic development. Today’s research shows the younger generation chooses their city first and their job second. Due to greater worker mobility, cities are competing to retain their most creative residents and to attract talented newcomers. Only by understanding the needs of their citizens and by providing them with a high quality of life, can cities remain appealing to foster greater social cohesion.
2012 2nd Quarter Report on Progress
There are seven billion people on this earth and the sixth billionth person is now 12 years old. Just eight years ago Facebook didn’t exist. We now send more than 8 billion text messages every day. We are educating our children for jobs that don’t yet exist and for technologies that have yet to be invented. These examples illustrate how the world is changing at a rapid pace. But one thing doesn’t change: the future belongs to those leaders who see it, plan it and execute it. Want to change the world? Start with your city. Want to change your city? Start with a vision of your future; adapt, reinvent and be responsive to change.
2012 1st Quarter Report on Progress
When you crunch the economic data, as Money Sense did in its recent data-driven metrics for Canada’s Best Places to Live 2012, it becomes clear that how we live defines us as much as where we live. Not only is our urban experience varied depending on where we live, but our ability to access health care or find a job or afford a home is as diverse as our land, our people and our climate.
2011 4th Quarter Report on Progress
For the past several decades, Winnipeg’s incremental, steady growth may not have appeared as “sexy” to investors as the lure of a quick buck in seemingly more lucrative marketplaces. Nor did the city’s stories seem as appealing to the business media, who were busy covering lurid tales of executives risking it all to make their fortunes overnight. But the real estate bubble and ensuing worldwide recession of 2009 have changed all of that—possibly forever.
2011 3rd Quarter Report on Progress
Winnipeg’s economy is very diverse. Historical drivers, including transportation and agriculture, still matter, while newer contributors such as manufacturing, financial services, aerospace, energy, life sciences, ICT, cultural industries and the tourism industry all contribute to Winnipeg’s economy and our way of life.
2011 2nd Quarter Report on Progress
This June, I was pleased to attend the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) in New York City, where Winnipeg was honoured as a globally Intelligent Community for 2011.
2011 1st Quarter Report on Progress
With a refreshed mandate and commitment to lead, facilitate and promote Winnipeg’s economic development efforts, Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. has begun implementing a long-term platform to achieve our goals.
2012 Economic Development Winnipeg Annual Report
2012 proved to be a year of continued momentum for our city. Significant investments were made in new infrastructure in the downtown area, the Winnipeg Jets wrapped up their first season back in the NHL, IKEA joined the growing ranks of new retail opportunities and a multi-million dollar capital campaign to revitalize the city’s Assiniboine Park began. As the lead economic development agency for Winnipeg, Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. furthered its long-term platform with the development and launch of the City of Winnipeg’s 2013–2017 Economic Development
2012 Economic Development Winnipeg Annual Report - Financials
KPMG audited the financial statements of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc., which comprise the statements of financial position as at December 31, 2012, December 31, 2011, and January 1, 2011, the statements of revenue and expenditures, changes in net assets and cash flows for the years ended December 31, 2012, and December 31, 2011, and notes, comprising a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.
2013 AGM Presentation
Economic Development Winnipeg - responsible for fostering economic growth and tourism in and around the city of Winnipeg - leads efforts in communications, marketing and alliances with government and corporate industry stakeholders.
EDW has two platforms: market and promote Winnipeg to increase INVESTMENT and increase VISITATION.
City of Winnipeg Economic Development Strategy 2013-2017
Economic Development Winnipeg's 2013-2015 Business Plan
Economic Development Winnipeg's three-year rolling business plan provides a concise overview of the organization's priorities, strategies and structure for 2013 through 2015.
Corporate Tax Information
Major Tax Credits in Manitoba
Interprovincial Tax Rate Comparison
Major Taxes in Manitoba
Municipal Taxes and Assessment
Cost of Living Information
Consumer Price Index - Shelter, Utilities
Consumer Price Index - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Consumer Price Index All-Items - CMA's & Canada
Average Household Expenditure by Province
Interprovincial Annual Personal Costs and Taxes - Tables
Annual Personal Costs and Taxes - Manitoba
Personal & Disposable Income per Capita - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Winnipeg Region Population - Census 2011
Conference Board Population Forecast
Population by Sex - Census Metropolitan Areas
Winnipeg Population by Ethnic Origin - Census 2006
Winnipeg Population by Home Language
Francophone Population - French Mother Tongue
International Migration, Canada & CMAs
Economic Performance Indicators
2013 Economic Performance Indicators
In recent studies, Winnipeg has been viewed as having one of the most diverse economies of any major city in Canada. Winnipeg’s aerospace, finance and insurance, transportation, agri-business, information technology, furniture and apparel industries provides a solid economic base, which serves the community well. Overall, Winnipeg’s diverse economy provides a stable workforce, low unemployment rates and a cushion against major fluctuations based on downturns in the economy.
Manitoba Economic Statistics
Winnipeg's Diversity and Economic Outlook - CMA Eco Structure
Gross Domestic Product at Basic Prices by Industry - Winnipeg
Winnipeg Key Economic Indicators
Education in Winnipeg - An Overview
Full-Time University Undergraduate Enrollment by Faculty
University Graduates by Faculty
Manitoba's Most Profitable Companies
Winnipeg Business Establishments
Employment by Industry - Winnipeg
Employment by Industry - Average Annual Percent Change
Employment by Occupation - Winnipeg
Employment by Occupation - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Energy & Environment Sector Information
Manitoba Hydro - Company Profile
Financial Services Sector Information
National Leasing - Company Profile
Apartment Vacancy Rate Comparison
Average House Prices - CMA Comparison
Average House Prices - Winnipeg and Canada
Average New Dwelling Unit Selling Prices
Average Two Bedroom Apartment Rent - CMA Comparison
Vacancy & Rental Rates - Winnipeg
Vacancy Rate and Average Rent - Winnipeg CMA
International Housing Affordability Ratings
Import & Export Information
Manitoba Exports by Industry
Manitoba Imports from Mid-Continent
Manitoba Exports by Region and Selected Country
Manitoba Exports to Mid-Continent
Manitoba Exports to the U.S. by State Grouping
Manitoba Imports by Industry
Manitoba Imports from the U.S. by State Grouping
Manufacturing Shipments by Industry - Manitoba
Total Manufacturing Shipments - Manitoba and Canada
Manitoba Imports by Region and Selected Country
Mayor's Trade Council
Mid-Continent Trade Corridor Strategy
Information & Communications Technology Sector Information
You’ve Got it Made in Manitoba - Information & Communications Technology
You’ve Got it Made in Manitoba - Information & Communications Technology - Manitoba offers a true ICT culture, from qualified human resources to capital, robust infrastructure to innovative R&D, collaborative industry to a winning business climate. Find out why Manitoba brings out the best in you.
APTN - Company Profile
MTS Allstream - Company Profile
University of Winnipeg - Profile
Life Sciences Sector Information
From Research to Market Manitoba Life Sciences
From Research to Market - Download an overview of the Biotechnology and Health Research sector. Manitoba’s life sciences industry is the the fastest growing sector of its kind in Canada. Find out how, from research to market, it’s the place.
Mayor's Trade Council Report
Mayor's Trade Council Report
As a member of the Mayor's Trade Council, Economic Development Winnipeg (formerly Destination Winnipeg) was an integral part of the nine member council. After research and consultation the MTC was unanimous in the recommendations submitted. Key was the belief that the changing dynamics of global trade, spurred by explosive growth in the Asia Pacific Rim countries, present a unique opportunity for Winnipeg to become “Canada’s centre for global trade” given its transportation infrastructure assets, growing trade and geographic location.
Quarterly Economic Highlights
2013 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 3rd Quarter
Winnipeg continued to experience steady economic growth in the third quarter of 2013. The Conference Board of Canada’s latest economic forecast for Winnipeg projects real GDP growth of 1.4% in 2013. About one-half of Canada’s metropolitan areas should experience real GDP growth in the range of 1% in 2013; the national average is forecasted at 1.7%. With momentum building in the local manufacturing sector, coupled with the expected growth in the services sector next year, Winnipeg is forecasted to achieve stronger GDP growth of about 2% in 2014.
2013 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 2nd Quarter
In their Autumn 2013 Metropolitan Outlook, the Conference Board of Canada adjusted their previous forecast of real GDP growth in Winnipeg in 2013 to 1.4%—down from 2.3%, as noted in Economic Development Winnipeg’s Q1 2013 Quarterly Economic Highlights. Despite this downgrade, Winnipeg continues to perform relatively well compared to the national average.
2013 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 1st Quarter
In their Spring 2013 Metropolitan Outlook, the Conference Board of Canada forecasts real GDP growth for Winnipeg to be 2.3% in 2013. This follows two years of moderate growth in 2012 (1.6%) and 2011 (1.7%). The Conference Board projects similar real GDP growth of 2.4% in 2014.
2012 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 4th Quarter
Growth in Winnipeg’s economy has been attributed to a healthy goods sector, which expanded 3.7%, as well to the service sector, which grew 1.2%. In 2013, the Conference Board forecasts the city’s economic growth to be more widespread; however, it is expected to remain modest at about 2%, which is close to the national average.
2012 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 3rd Quarter
The Conference Board of Canada forecasts real GDP growth for Winnipeg to be 1.7% in 2012, an improvement over the 1.2% growth posted in 2011.
2012 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 2nd Quarter
Winnipeg’s economy continued to post modest growth in the second quarter at a pace similar to the first quarter.
2012 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 1st Quarter
Winnipeg’s overall economic performance during the first quarter can be characterized as stable with moderate
2011 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 4th Quarter
2011 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 3rd Quarter
2011 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 2nd Quarter
2011 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 1st Quarter
2010 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 4th Quarter - Released April 2011
2010 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 3rd Quarter - Released January 2011
2010 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 2nd Quarter -- Released October 2010
2010 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 1st Quarter -- Released July 2010
2009 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 4th Quarter -- Released April 2010
2009 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights, 3rd Quarter -- Released January 2010
2009 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 2nd Quarter - Released September 2009
2009 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 1st Quarter - Released June 2009
2008 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 4th Quarter - Released March 2009
2008 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 3rd Quarter - Released Dec. 2008
2008 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 2nd Quarter - Released Sept. 2008
2008 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 1st Quarter - Released June 2008
2007 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 4th Quarter - Released March 2008
2007 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 3rd Quarter - Released Dec. 2007
2007 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 2nd Quarter - Released Sept. 2007
2007 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 1st Quarter - Released June 2007
2006 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 4th Quarter - Released March 2007
2006 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 3rd Quarter - Released Dec. 2006
2006 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 2nd Quarter - Released Sept. 2006
2006 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 1st Quarter - Released June 2006
2005 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 4th Quarter - Released Dec. 2006
2005 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 3rd Quarter - Released Dec. 2005
2005 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 2nd Quarter - Released Sept. 2005
2005 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 1st Quarter - Released June 2005
2004 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 4th Quarter - Released March 2005
2004 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 3rd Quarter - Released Dec. 2004
2004 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 2nd Quarter - Released Sept. 2004
2004 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 1st Quarter - Released June 2004
2003 Winnipeg Quarterly Economic Highlights 4th Quarter - Released March 2004
Real Estate & Development Data
Zoning Information for the City of Winnipeg
Winnipeg Office Rental Rates
Fully Serviced Industrial Parks And Areas
Industrial Zoning District - Definitions
Value of Building Permits - Winnipeg
Value of Building Permits - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Value of Building Permits by Type - Winnipeg
GROW in Winnipeg
Winnipeg has always been economically strong. Stable. Self-contained. Self-reliant. The depth of our culture has nurtured a robust workforce. Skilled. Talented. Passionate. Inventive.
Opportunities to grow quicker, stronger, bigger, and richer abound in Winnipeg.
Advance Manufacturing Sector Brief
Winnipeg Advanced Manufacturing
Winnipeg has manufactured a solid reputation for producing high-value, well-designed and engineering-intensive goods for satisfied customers around the world. Advanced manufacturing includes original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) both large and small, as well as suppliers of components and specialized services. Winnipeg is one of North America’s most cost-competitive locations for manufacturing, supported by a highly-skilled and dedicated labour force, the lowest published electricity rates in North America, competitive manufacturing tax credits, and a robust and cost-competitive transportation and logistics infrastructure.
Aerospace Sector Brief
Accelerated growth in the aerospace sector is fuelled by competitive operating costs, R&D tax advantages, top-flight expertise and high productivity. Winnipeg boasts the largest aerospace cluster in western Canada and the third-largest provider of aerospace goods and services in Canada. The sector is a critical and thriving component of Winnipeg’s diversified and stable economy.
Agribusiness Sector Brief
Agriculture nourished Winnipeg’s growth and it continues to feed the city's economic success. Extraordinary potential for growth lies with functional foods, biocomposites and biofuels. R&D efforts are fertilizing innovative new products for the agribusiness and fibre sector, value-added food processing, manufacturing and technology, as well as life sciences and biotech industries.
Winnipeg Creative Industries
Winnipeg is a vibrant and diverse community offering an extraordinary assortment of music, cultural events, performing and visual arts, and supports a growing base of creative industries including film and video production, advertising, creative design, and interactive digital media.
Energy & Environment Sector Brief
Winnipeg Energy & Environment
Winnipeg has the lowest published rates for hydroelectricity and one of the most reliable electrical grids in North America. Manitoba Hydro is a huge exporter of electricity. Winnipeg is also a centre of natural gas distribution and alternative energy development. Winnipeg’s environmental firms have substantial capabilities in waste management systems, water and wastewater treatment, and environmental impact assessments. In fact, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, with offices in Ottawa, New York and Geneva, is headquartered here.
Financial Services Sector Brief
Winnipeg Financial Services
Winnipeg’s financial services sector is one of the largest in the country. It employs an estimated 21,000 people and contributes $5 billion annually to the provincial GDP. Winnipeg’s financial services sector is comprised of banks, trust and loan companies, credit unions, life and health insurance companies, property and casualty (P&C) insurance companies, securities dealers and exchanges, mutual fund companies and distributors, finance and leasing companies, as well as independent financial advisors, pension fund managers and independent insurance agents and brokers.
Information & Communication Technologies Sector Brief
Winnipeg Information & Communications Technologies
Winnipeg's information and communication technologies (ICT) sector includes telecommunications, computer systems designers, electronic component manufacturers and computer equipment providers as well as wire and cable suppliers. Winnipeg’s advanced fibre optic networking and digital switching platforms support geographic information systems, health informatics, consulting services and software development.
Life Sciences Sector Brief
Winnipeg Life Sciences
Winnipeg’s successful life science industry benefits from the city’s vast network of world-leading research institutions, its biocommercialization resources, business incubators, and the city’s low factor costs, which are among the lowest in North America. A highly supportive provincial government is an active partner with the industry, helping biotechnology start-ups gain access to capital and offering a variety of support resources.
Winnipeg Tourism Sector Profile
Winnipeg is the capital of Manitoba and fourth-largest urban centre in Western Canada. The city has long been a regional centre for shopping and entertainment, serving a tourism market that includes residents from Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and eastern Saskatchewan.
Transportation & Distribution Sector Brief
Winnipeg Transportation & Distribution
Winnipeg has been a centre for transportation and distribution across North America for over a century. Winnipeg is located at the geographic centre of North America with multi-modal distribution capabilities by air, rail, and road and short-distance connections to Asia and Europe via polar routes. Winnipeg features rail access to the northern seaport of Churchill, the 24-hour Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport and headquarters for some of Canada’s biggest trucking firms. Winnipeg also has more transportation sector employees per capita than any other city in the country.
Research & Information Program 2012
Municipal Taxes and Assessment
Tourism Sector Information
2011 Winnipeg Visitor Profile
In 2011, Winnipeg was visited by four million individuals for leisure, business, and other personal reasons. Travel to Winnipeg during all four calendar quarters was consistent with prior years and remains comparable to the Canadian average.
Canad Inns Corporation - Company Profile
Transportation & Distribution Sector Information
Your Centre in the Centre - Air Cargo
Winnipeg’s economy has been and continues to be built on the transportation services sector with more people employed in this sector on a per capita basis than just about anywhere else in the country. Find out more about how Winnipeg could be just the ticket for your business.
Bison Transport - Company Profile
Shipping Distances from Winnipeg
Manufacturing Shipments by Industry - Manitoba
Total Manufacturing Shipments - Manitoba and Canada
Telecommunications and Connectivity
Winnipeg's Highly Competitive Research and Development Environment
Electric Costs - General Service Comparison
Electricity Rates - Manitoba Hydro
Hydro Availability & Capability
Hydro Electric Costs - Industrial Comparison
Natural Gas Rates
Telecommunications & Connectivity
Water and Sewer Rates and Charges
Winnipeg Advantages for Business and Investors
Winnipeg Fast Facts
Fast Facts provides a quick yet thorough snapshot of Winnipeg. For more in depth statistical research on Winnipeg and our key sectors, download a copy of Quarterly Economic Highlights in the Our Economy area of our website, which also features Conference Board forecasts and up-to-date information on major developments in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Profile in Delta Sky Magazine (November 2013)
Delta Sky magazine is an inflight publication serving Delta Airlines’ 13 million monthly passengers. An extended profile of Winnipeg was published in the November 2013 issue. Written by Martin Cash, Winnipeg's highly respected business writer with the Winnipeg Free Press and facilitated by Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.– the profile highlights Winnipeg as a great place to live, work, play, invest and visit.
FACTOIDS Volume 5
What do Bugs Bunny, Brad Pitt and famous spymaster Sir William Stephenson all have in common? Winnipeg – of course! See how these famous names and so many other interesting people, places and things have put Winnipeg on the map.
Winnipeg - An Introduction
Winnipeg Partnership Committee
Winnipeg Partnership Committee
The Winnipeg Paernership Committee has been established to help forge a culture of collaboration that is essential to achieving economic growth. The focus of the WPC is to discuss broad issues that impact economic growth. A strong economy and employment growth are essential to providing the public and private resources necessary to enhance live ability, social well-being, environmental stewardship and opportunity.
Job Tenure by Industry - Manitoba
Annual Average Weekly Wage Earnings by Province
Average Weekly Earnings - Manitoba & Canada
Job Tenure - Canada & Provinces
Labour Force by Level of Education
Workers Compensation Rates by Province
Total Days Lost All Industries - Canada & Provinces
Manufacturing Hourly Earning Comparison - Provinces & Canada
Total Days Lost by Industry - Manitoba
Labour Force Employment & Unemployment Rate - Winnipeg
Average Hourly Wage Rates by Occupation - Manitoba
Unemployment Rate by CMA