Financial Services

Grow Richer: Focus on Commerce

Look at the numbers: Winnipeg’s financial services sector is one of the largest in the country. It employs more than 20,000 workers and contributes over $2.9 billion annually to the provincial GDP. It encompasses banking, leasing, insurance, securities, mutual funds and venture financing. Some of the biggest names in the business are headquartered here.

IGM Financial Inc. is one of the largest mutual fund distributors in Canada. Investors Group (part of the IGM Financial group of companies) and Wawanesa got their start—and have stayed—in Manitoba. National Leasing, with offices across Canada, is one of the largest businesses in its category. And Great-West Lifeco, an international financial services holding company, is also based here. Its Canadian operating companies—Great-West Life, London Life, and Canada Life—serve the financial security needs of more than 12 million Canadians and employ over 3,100 people in the province.

If you have a focus on commerce, opportunities grow richer in Winnipeg.

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Winnipeg is one of just seven cities in Canada with a competitive financial services sector. And as one of North America’s most cost-effective cities for financial services operations, Winnipeg is an ideal location for financial services firms looking for a location from which to serve the world.

Canada is one of the world’s leading centres for offshoring and nearshoring of back-office operations and Winnipeg has been ranked the third most cost-competitive location for contact centres and back office outsourcing in Canada. Winnipeg’s financial services firms operate extensive contact centre and back-office financial services functions in Winnipeg. 

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