Supports for entrepreneurs in Manitoba

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Thinking of putting up a small business but need help to start? Whether you need information about business development or financing support, there are several agencies in Manitoba that can help you.


If you are interested in moving to Canada to start a business, your first stop to learning more about the process is the Government of Canada’s Immigrant Entrepreneurs page. Here, you will learn about the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program, Start-up Visa Program, Self-Employed Persons Program and other regional business immigration and investment programs. You can also access information and statistics about laws and regulations, news and publications, key small business facts, and even links to business start-up blogs on the site.

Newcomers to Canada

SEED Winnipeg
This non-profit agency assists low-income groups through various services. Their Asset-Building programs, in particular, provide not only financial assistance but training and guidance to ensure their clients’ financial success. SEED’s Individual Development Account program is a “matched saving program” which means that participants’ savings are matched 3:1 by SEED up to specified limit. Its Business Development Services, on the other hand, provides a phase by phase structure that guides new entrepreneurs how to launch their new business. Click here to find small business resources in Winnipeg as compiled by SEED.

Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
Essential resources such as training and one-on-one consultations on management, marketing and financial analysis are offered to entrepreneurial women in Manitoba. The centre’s team of successful entrepreneurs and professionals provide guidance, whether you are a novice or experienced businesswoman. They also hold seminars and events to help you gain the necessary skills to develop your business acumen and facilitate networking among entrepreneurs.

Conseil de développement économique des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba (CDEM)
The Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities has been working for the economic development in the province’s bilingual communities for two decades now. The organization offers a wide range of services to Francophone and Francophile business people who want to capitalize on bilingualism in their enterprise. Among their services include assistance for business plan development, marketing strategies, access to capital, as well as training on the areas of taxation, finances, marketing, and import and export laws.

Entrepreneurship Manitoba
This is an information hub that offers everything you need to know about starting a business in the province. Learn about tax credits and programs on the page.

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Community Resources

You can also find out about the Canada Small Business Financing Program at the Industry Canada website.

Know more about doing business in Winnipeg and other resources at the Economic Development Winnipeg site.

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