A strong and diverse workforce provides the breadth of skills necessary to support a growing economy. Winnipeg's labour force was estimated at 441,700 in 2012 and is younger than the national average.
Government, business and academia work very closely together to ensure top-notch programming exists to provide students with the in-demand skill sets required by Winnipeg companies upon graduation.
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Winnipeg is one of only two Canadian cities with three Class 1 railways
Over 4,300 transportation and distribution establishments exist in Winnipeg, employing more than 40,000 people.
Winnipeg is the most cost-effective city for aerospace manufacturing among Western U.S. and Canadian cities (KPMG Competitive Alternatives 2012).