Key Industries

Advanced Manufacturing

Grow Better: OEM and Suppliers

Come build a future in Winnipeg. We’ve 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. We’re also increasingly becoming a renowned centre for advanced materials like biofibre composites.

North America’s largest centre for bus manufacturing, Winnipeg is also known for building fire engines, semi-trailers and storage tanks for agriculture and oil and gas. From precision machining and sheet-metal fabrication to kitchen cabinets, countertops and finely crafted furniture, Winnipeg manufacturers put quality first and build things to last. And they have a very stable system of suppliers and skilled workers supporting them.

With the tools to build your business and unparalleled distribution channels to transport goods, your company will grow better in Winnipeg.

Vital Stats

Winnipeg is one of North America’s most cost-competitive locations for manufacturing, supported by a highly skilled and hardworking labour force, among the lowest published electricity rates in North America, competitive manufacturing tax credits, the elimination of tariffs on the import of manufacturing inputs and a robust and cost-competitive transportation and logistics infrastructure.

As of 2017, Manitoba’s major manufacturing sub-sectors by revenue included:

  • Food manufacturing ($5.2 billion)
  • Transportation equipment manufacturing ($3.0 billion)
  • Machinery manufacturing ($1.9 billion)
  • Chemical manufacturing ($1.6 billion)
  • Fabricated metal ($1.0 billion)

Plastics, furniture, wood products, printing, paper, electrical and computer equipment, and medical devices are also manufactured in Winnipeg, all with industry revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Fast Facts

  • 1,430

    Business establishments

    (Winnipeg CMA, 2017)

  • 42,800

    Skilled Workers

    (Winnipeg CMA, 2017)

  • $18.6B

    Total Revenue

    (Manitoba, 2017)

  • $5.5B

    of GDP

    (Manitoba, 2017)

Sources: Conference Board of Canada (2017), Statistics Canada (2017) 

Major Manufacturing Revenue Data for Manitoba

  • $5.2B


  • $3.0B

    Transportation Equipment

  • $1.9B


  • $1.6B


Source: Statistics Canada (2017)

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Manitoba Hydro

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Manitoba Hydro is the province’s major energy utility, providing electricity and natural gas service throughout Manitoba. The corporation employs 6,400 people.

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