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Century Business Recognition Award Program

100 Years of Business in Manitoba


In 2012, Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade launched the Century Business Recognition Award Program. The program celebrates dedicated business owners who have operated businesses in this province continuously for 100 years or more.

Application forms are accepted throughout the year on an ongoing basis. Century Business Recognition Award certificates are presented at events that may be organized by Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade; Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives or other designated office, in conjunction with the applicant. The Program Guidelines are available for download in pdf format.

Top of the page Eligibility

To be eligible for this program, a business must maintain an office registered in Manitoba and must have operated continuously for 100 years or more. The business must also be in good standing and in compliance with all applicable provincial and federal corporation laws.

Employees, officers or business owners may prepare and submit an application.

Document(s) required to prove the date the business was established and the maintenance of an office registered in Manitoba include:

  • a copy of the Articles of Incorporation Registration Certificate or
  • a copy of the Letters of Patent or
  • a copy of the Certificate of Status

The document required as proof of good standing in Manitoba is a copy of the Certificate of Status.

Top of the page To order a copy of any of these documents, please contact the Companies Office or Corporations Canada.

Companies Office
1010 - 405 Broadway
Winnipeg MB R3C 3L6
Phone: 204-945-2500;
Toll free in Manitoba: 1-888-246-8353
Fax: 204-945-1459

Industry Canada
Corporations Canada
9th Floor, Jean Edmonds Tower South
365 Laurier Ave. West
Ottawa ON K1A 0C8
Phone: 613-941-9042;
Toll free in Canada: 1-866-333-5556
Fax: 613-941-0601

Mail, fax or hand-deliver a completed application form with supporting documents to:

Small Business Development
Entrepreneurship Manitoba
250-240 Graham Ave.
Winnipeg MB R3C 0J7
Phone : 204-945-8200 or 1-855-836-7250
Fax: 204-948-1558

Please allow at least 90 days for application review and certificate preparation. The program administrator reserves the right to review applications and make final decisions on eligibility.

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