The province of Manitoba is made up of 137 municipalities, divided into urban and rural. Its urban section is composed of 10 cities, 25 towns and two villages, while 98 are rural municipalities and two are local government districts (list of municipalities in Manitoba, Wikipedia). Its cities are Brandon, Dauphin, Flin Flon, Morden, Portage la Prairie, Selkirk, Steinbach, Thompson, Winkler, and Winnipeg, its capital.
Based on the 2014 Manitoba Facts: Annual Statistics Report, Winnipeg is still the top destination for Manitoba-bound immigrants (85.1%), but 14.8% of the total chose to live outside of Winnipeg. Of this percentage, newcomers settled in Brandon, Neepawa, and Winkler. If you are planning on settling in any of these cities, here are general descriptions of the top immigrant destinations as well as links to where you will find more information:
Winnipeg – is the capital and the largest city in Manitoba where more than half of Manitoba’s 1.2 M population lives. It is located at the geographic center of Canada and North America, which is why it is said to be “at the heart” of Canada. It is one of most multicultural cities in the world, with more than 100 languages and nationalities represented throughout the region. It has a flourishing culture and arts scene, vast green spaces and access to outdoor activities. Bustling industries in the city include aerospace, transportation and communication, energy and environment, life sciences, information, communications and technology, advanced manufacturing, tourism, cultural industries, financial services, and lifestyle (Winnipeg facts, Tourism Winnipeg).
Brandon – is the second largest city in Manitoba. Located in the southwest corner of the province, Brandon covers an area of 43 square kilometers (26 square miles). It is known for its rich agricultural heritage and reputation as a prosperous farming community. It boasts of vast outdoor spaces, having among the lowest costs of living in Canada, and a vibrant and diverse arts and cultural community. Despite its population of less than 50,000, Brandon has a university, regional community college and an emergency services college (taken from Top 10 City, economic development Brandon.com).
For more information, go to the City of Brandon website and You belong in Brandon (Economic Development Brandon) to know more about economic activities and business profiles of the city. If you are interested in immigrating to Brandon, go to this page: Immigrating to Brandon. To have a glimpse of the beautiful city, check out this photo tour from Heartland Graphics.ca: Visit Brandon Manitoba – worth a visit!
Neepawa – is not a city but a town in Manitoba located on the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway #16, at the intersection of Highway 5. It has often been declared as “Manitoba’s most beautiful town” and is the self-proclaimed Lily capital of the world. It serves as the retail hub for the region, while also offering recreation and tourism experiences such as camping, hiking, swimming, bird-watching, and snow mobiling. Its biggest industries for employment are the manufacturing, health care, accommodations/food service, retail, and education sectors.
More information about visiting, living and conducting business in the town can be seen at the Neepawa website.
Winkler – is in southern Manitoba in the Rural Municipality of Stanley. It is a small but fast-growing city, boasting of a productive and diversified agricultural sector. Aside from this, it is also known for its industrial and manufacturing sectors, producing recreational vehicles, mobile homes, houseboats, farm equipment, cabinetry, and house windows and doors. The shopping and industrial hub has a bustling community with a population of more than 12,000.
The City of Winkler website will give you a complete picture of the wonderful activities you can do for recreation and adventure, as well as resources for living in the city. You can even download an iPhone and Android app for immediate access to the city’s notices, events and maps.
Manitoba’s other bustling cities include Dauphin, Portage la Prairie, Selkirk, Steinbach, and Thompson. Its newest city is Morden, incorporated in 2012. Recently, Morden launched a community driven immigration initiative for those who may not have qualified for other provincial nominee program streams. If you are interested in settling there, you will find more information about this program at the Morden Immigration site.
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