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Manitoba is one of Canada’s most immigrant-friendly provinces. This is where you will find vast fields and open skies, as well as peaceful lakeside views, historic sites, and modern architecture indicative of its progressive way of life. Find out more reasons why immigrants now choose to call it home. You may be inspired with what Manitoba has to offer!


Quick Facts

  • The province of Manitoba is twice the size of the United Kingdom.
  • Manitoba is known as the land of 100,000 lakes.
  • After English, the top languages spoken in Manitoba are German, French and Tagalog.

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Manitoba is known as one of Canada’s friendliest provinces. It also boasts of a steady economy, a low cost of living compared to other provinces, and a low unemployment rate. Here you will find tips in settling in, finding your way around, and a host of other information that will help you adjust to your new life in Manitoba.

Learn some key facts about Manitoba, such as its location, population, and government from About News

Here is a list of immigrant-serving organizations in Manitoba.These organizations offer a wide range of services, such as settlement, language and employment assistance.

Know more about Communities in Manitoba from the Manitoba.ca Residents page.

Know the requirements and how to apply for necessary documents required to live and work in Manitoba from this article: Essential documents for newcomers.

Find the best way to get around Manitoba, either through public transportation, by driving, or other means of transportation through the Manitoba 511-Road and Traveller Information page.

Do you want to see the exact street you wish to go to? Check it out using Mapquest. It can also give you detailed descriptions going to and from any destination. Of course, you can always use Google Maps if you prefer.

Know more about Manitoba’s vibrant arts and culture scene, as well as its many venues for recreation from travelmanitoba.ca.

Newest Living in Manitoba Articles

Great tips for great conversations

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Developing good conversational skills is important for newcomers. Knowing how to properly speak to people will help us learn more… Read more »

How long can I stay outside in extremely cold weather?

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Yes, it’s one of those years where we’ll be experiencing snow storms and near frigid temperatures. Just last week, we… Read more »

Why do Canadians say ‘eh’ and what does it mean?

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One of the most popular Canadianisms is the use of the word “eh”. Saying it in the usual intonation is… Read more »

It’s never too early to plan your vacations! Here are the holidays in Manitoba for 2018

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If you are planning to go on a major vacation, or take a few short trips, or maybe just looking… Read more »

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How long can I stay outside in extremely cold weather?

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“Pardon me!”: Understanding and adapting to Canadian social norms

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“Keep in mind how important it is to be kind. Don’t be too embarrassed by your mistakes. Forgive others’ mistakes… Read more »

10 pet peeves when taking the bus

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Do you take the bus often? Save for a few delays or the rare cancelled trip, taking the bus is… Read more »

What is a summer camp? Should I send my child to one?

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A summer camp is a facility that offers supervised programs for children and adolescents. These programs can be as short… Read more »

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