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.
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