Business & Economic Development - Sectors

Transportation & Logistics

Sector Summary

Manitoba has been a centre for transportation and logistics across North America for over a century. With over 40,000 workers directly employed in the transportation and logistics sector, Winnipeg offers transportation, distribution, and logistics firms unique advantages.

  • CentrePort Canada is North America's new 20,000 acre inland port, offering business single-window access to FTZ benefits.   Located in Manitoba next to Winnipeg’s James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, CentrePort Canada offers greenfield investment opportunities for a wide variety of business operations including distribution, warehousing and manufacturing.
  • Winnipeg is the only city in western Canada besides Vancouver that is served by three continental railways: CN Rail, CP Rail and Burlington Northern Santa Fe. With three rail connections to the United States, Manitoba enjoys ready access to the world’s largest market.
  • Truck on Hilly HighwayOver 1,000 for-hire trucking companies in Manitoba, including nine of Canada’s largest trucking companies. Many major U.S. and Canadian cities are less than 24 hours away by truck.
  • Major distribution routes running North-South and East-West by rail and highway.
  • Winnipeg’s James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is Canada’s number one airport for scheduled freighter flights with 24 hour all-weather reliable operations.
  • Manitoba is in reasonable proximity to marine shipping via the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway to ship to Europe, Asia and South America.
  • Manitoba has the only deep-sea port in mid-Canada: the port of Churchill, located on the west coast of Hudson Bay.


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