Government partners offer an array of local, provincial and national programs that provide financial assistance like tax credits, tax incentives, training assistance, R&D assistance, loan guarantees and wage subsidies. Governments are also active partners through investment in industry-applied research capacity.

No matter where the savings come from—or what name they’re given—Winnipeg is focused on ensuring the global competitiveness of its business base. Once all factors applicable to your company are considered, you’ll find Winnipeg makes a persuasive case for expansion and investment.

Below is a list of some of the most compelling government-administered programs now available to assist local businesses. Other sector-specific incentive programs are offered as well, and EDW's business development experts know them all.

Contact our YES! Winnipeg team so we can help you navigate the programs most applicable to your industry.

Available Government Programs

There are many programs and incentives
for companies located here. Whether grants, loans or other assistance, being located in Winnipeg can benefit your business in a big way.

The Manitoba government has a list of its business and economic development programs on its  Growth, Enterprise and Trade site.

Innovation Canada has an  interactive list of federal, provincial and local programs available to companies based on their geographic location and industry. Companies interested in what incentives are available in Winnipeg can find out more information  here.

R&D Programs

Federal and provincial incentives geared
toward R&D help Manitoba-based businesses succeed. Let EDW help you navigate the programs most relevant to your industry.

Corporate Taxes - Committed to Staying Competitive

The City of Winnipeg and the Government of Manitoba are committed to enhancing an already competitive and balanced corporate tax environment. Winnipeg’s strong economic performance and the Manitoba government’s commitment to economic growth have resulted in a favourable business and personal tax environment for the past decade.

Taxation Highlights

  • The basic provincial corporation income tax rate of 12 per cent started in 2010, with reductions planned for the future.

  • The accelerated capital cost allowance (CCA) for machinery and equipment provides manufacturers with a 50 per cent rate on a declining-balance basis for eligible assets acquired after 2015 and before 2026.

  • There is no corporation capital tax for business in Manitoba on the first $10 million taxable capital paid (except banks, trust and loan corporations and Crown corporations).

  • Manitoba’s small business income tax is 0 per cent. As well, the small business tax limit has been raised to $450,000 for 2017.

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