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Aboriginal Youth Mean Business!

Aboriginal Youth Mean Business is a web-based directory of service providers who encourage and support Aboriginal youth in business start-up or expansion. The site also showcases existing Aboriginal businesses and Aboriginal young entrepreneurs who share their entrepreneurial experiences.


An online service that simplifies the business permit and licence process for entrepreneurs, governments and third party business service providers by providing one-stop access to permit and licence information for all levels of government.

Business Portal

Let our business portal help you start or grow a business. Manitoba means business!

Economic News

The Economic News database provides a central repository of references and overviews of news releases, newspaper and magazine articles that highlight positive economic activity in Manitoba; ranging from job creation to plant expansion; from export successes to local, national and international business awards.

Employment Standards

The government of Manitoba administers laws on minimum wages, hours of work, holidays and other workplace benefits. Find out what they are.

Financial Assistance Programs

A database of financial assistance programs from a variety of sources for large and small businesses, assembled by the Small Business Service Centre.

Manitoba Companies Directory

Search for Manitoba companies by sector, name, or market; or showcase your organization to potential buyers, sellers, and partners - across Canada and around the world.

Manitoba Trade and Investment

Offers a range of programs and services designed to help Manitoba companies increase their presence and diversification in global markets.

Ota-Miska Publication

The Ota-Miska Publication is an annual Aboriginal resource manual, listing federal and provincial government departments as well as non-government organizations that provide programs and services for Aboriginal peoples.

Small Business Development

Looking to start your own business in Manitoba?

The Manitoba Business Events Calendar

Provides a listing of trade and buyers missions, trade shows, and opportunities for Manitoba businesses.

Workplace Safety and Health

The Division emphasizes a preventive focus to eliminate workplace and public hazards through education, training, working with employers and employees, and inspections and investigations.

Young Entrepreneurs Program

Young Entrepreneurs offers a business start-up grant to encourage young Manitobans, aged 18 to 29 years, to start their own full-time businesses and pursue self-employment as a career choice. Approved applicants are eligible for grants of up to $4,000 to help reduce business start-up costs.


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